My Last Post

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This will close the blogging year for me, my last post of 2010. Does one truly close a year? Do we file it away in the memory portion of our conscience, only to use it as reference? What really is a year to remember?

For me I will be starting the New Year in exactly the same place I started the last; under-educated, unemployed but hopeful as ever. Yes, I said hopeful. This past year taught me many new things; including the fact hope comes in small comment forms.

One small comment after another led me to smile. Smiles led to a tinge of hope and hope led me to, “Oh, yes I can.” It has been your consistent comments that have allowed me to believe again in, “The world truly is my oyster.” 

You my readers have changed me, rearranged me, put me back together and allowed me to believe in myself again. Thank you seems so shallow but I am ever so grateful for every last one of you. I hope in some small way I have returned this.
Not to let anyone down, I have a list of small attainable goals for 2011 and they are: 

  1. I will take my writing seriously. I began blogging to write anyway the pain, only to find a voice. You have encouraged this process, thank you. I want to take the outlines I have generated and turn them into works of word.
  2. I will actually create a writing space. To totally re-do a small room in my house as a writing space. I will try to capture the process in digital form. That ought to good, a hillbilly with power tools. 
  3. Get back to serious art. Yes, actually throw paint on the canvas and load back the ink in my pens and sketch more. 
  4. Update my blog page. New artwork, add a recommended book section to help my fellow authors, and of course update my rainbows. I think I need a few more. 
  5. I will be more honest with myself. I have come to realize as adults we tend to know what we need or want to do only to talk ourselves out of it. Honestly there nothing we cannot do if only we would knock that bad angel back into last year. I will practice earnestly telling myself “I can.” 
  6. I will continue to fight for the underdogs of the world. Whether it be the shy one whom another berates with slurs or the misunderstood who just needs an ally. The world is getting smaller my friends and it would be such a boring planet if we were all cut from the same mold.  You don’t just wear one shirt, do you? 
  7. I will continue to do what makes me happy. Doing what makes one happy leads to fulfillment. The money will come when the powers to be see fit. This is my faith for the New Year. 
  8. Finally, to take care of myself. I’m not getting any younger darn it! Throw out bad things, pay attention to what I need both physically and mentally, to heal thy self.
Those are my goals for 2011, will I reach them? I can only say, it will be me and only me to stop myself. For you my friends I do have a wish though.

For you I’m wishing for a new light. A light to open your eyes and guide you into a beautiful new year never dreamt possible. A light that sheds illumination to all the possibilities right before you and because it is light you have the courage to reach out and grab hold of those dreams. A light you can follow right into soulful bliss.

New Years day I have a post ready for the “Eye Candy” blog fest over at Rambles & Randomness. Another thing I learned this past year, what a blog fest actually is.

Happy New Year!



The Golden Eagle said, 

Hope is important. :)

I hope you have a wonderful New Year, Jules!

December 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM  

Those are excellent goals! I need to get to work on my goals for the new year.

I'd love to see your artwork. :-)

December 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Jules- this post was a great uplifting one. well done. I'm also glad to see you participating in blogfests. You really are an amazing blogger. happy new year and may you reach every goal you set for yourself.

December 30, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

Since you and I are in the same boat I empathize. Keep the hope and laugh all you can.
A blogfest is fun with a lot of work! LOL

December 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I began blogging to put my thoughts negative as they were down on paper, I slowly began to get a different view of life thanks to my few blogging friends and the self help books of Paul McKenna, Then Arlee Bird did his A to Z fest and boy a new world opened up. I gained more followers and friends. I thank you Jules for your friendship and look forward to coming to your wonderful country.
Good luck with your goals.

December 30, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Holly said, 

Lovely post, my friend! I pray that you are successful in all your worthy endeavors listed!! ;D And POWER to the UNDERDOG!! LOL!

I don't know when'if I'll do my final post of the year. LOL!! I've been taking a bit of a brek this week. Been real busy with the photography. We're having a run on headshots... WEIRD!! And of course they ALL NEED them YESTERDAY. LOL! Also on some new meds that I'm actually getting some SLEEP on... So if I start SLEEPING... WHEN will I BLOG??? LOL!!! (((HUGS)))

December 30, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said, 

Meeting you has just added another reason to have faith in this world. Hearts like yours, wide open eyes that in being helped, help others see. Namely the moment.
I also am a Libra and we do seem to think a lot alike. Anyway...just thanks for this wonderful enlightening and positive post. If Patrick were alive I would want him to read it. He would have liked you..and you him. He was a writer and words his first love.

December 30, 2010 at 2:49 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

A hillbilly with power tools...classic!

I don't know if enough can be said about the blogging community. The support and encouragement; the hilarity and the pathos....I think many of us have benefited and I'm glad to have met you :)

I hope you have a wonderful new year filled with open doors and incredible opportunities!

December 30, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Nicole MacDonald said, 

A very nice set of goals there :) I too fight for the under-dog, and it even comes through into my writing (when I don't mean it too) my big goal is to write book 2, before all those who've read book 1 hunt me down *lol*

The Arrival, book one of the BirthRight Trilogy, on Amazon 1.1.2011

December 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Carol Riggs said, 

Hi, nice to "meet" you! What a very COOL 2011 image. Love it. Nice post too. Wishing you a rewarding and enjoyable New Year.

December 30, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Tracy said, 

a very nice post and thank you! I feel honored to have met you and hope that all your goals do come true this year! It just takes perseverance and keep working away. We, or at least, I am here for you! and look forward to a great new year...although I tend to be like you; no new year is really there; just an opportunity to change our thought process, yes?

December 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I think you'll achieve those and more. See you on the First for the blogfest!

December 30, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Gail said, 

You scared me for a moment..."Last Blog" then I remembered to read.

May your new year be filled with many blessings.

December 30, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Jilda said, 

I think you have discovered much of what you truly want this past year,
lucky you, many never figure that one out. Love reading your blog.

December 30, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Keep that hope, and don’t let it go.

A very Happy New Year to you, and all the best for all your goals :)

December 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
February Grace said, 

Another inspiring post- thanks Jules! And thank you for being such a source of encouragement to me this year.

I hope that 2011 brings you all those wonderful goals and more happiness than you ever dared dream of before.

hugs and happy new year!

December 30, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Wow, Jules, you just wrote my biography!! Seriously, this is an awesome post & we have so much in common threads of our souls! I have so many of the same plans as well as needs. Like doing what makes me 'happy' & 'taking care of myself more'. As a mom most of my life has been taking care of everyone else and putting my boys happiness first. They have been telling me for a while to 'relax' and do what I want to do now. Even the past 1 1/2 weeks with all my boys home, I was a busy little bee cooking, baking, cleaning... until they told me to relax and sit down. :-)

It a year since I started blogging and although I have learned and grown so much...l I am still alone.. but HOPEFUL too!!!!!! I know he cares about me and I know he has things to work out within himself. It's a process (I know first hand) when you find a way to both 'be there for your children' and 'allow yourself find happiness too.. without feeling quilty'. I've been through that 'process' and am still a work in progress!! :-)

I am so glad that I met you, Jules!!! You have tought me so much & I appreciate your friendship more than you know!!

Have a Wonderful & Very Happy New Year!!!
Hugs & Many Blessings,

December 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Roland D. Yeomans said, 

Jules, you are an amazing blogger. I hope your publication dreams come true this 2011. Have a great weekend, Roland

December 31, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Rayna M. Iyer said, 

Where would we be without HOPE?

Here's hoping MMCI is a great year for you.

December 31, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
J.L. Campbell said, 

Sounds like you have an inspiring group of friends. Here's hoping you surpass all your targets in 2011. Reading your post makes me realize that I've made no goals for next year.

December 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

May you achieve your goals and go beyond. Many happy returns.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

December 31, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I hope you have a great year ahead. We have a great group of writing friends and please, ask for help when you need it.

December 31, 2010 at 1:12 PM  
Paula said, 

My dear friend, I consider myself very fortunate to have found you! Hope is very important and whilst I will share the awesome challenge, I do dedicate the month of January to hope!Looking forward to many happy exchanges and words. Love xxx

December 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Tammy said, 

Love your goals! Happy 2011!

December 31, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
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