So we have moved past the difficult year that is 2016. A general sentiment is it was just a bad year, between divided elections, several terrorist attacks, an uptick in reported hate, and people being generally unpleasant about politics. There was also so many legends who died this year (and I’ll be doing a memorial post on Debbie Reynolds in the coming days).
Needless to say, many are glad we are at a new year. It feels like a fresh start. It even starts on the first day of the week so its a new year, new week, and new month. Everything is new and maybe 2017 will be a more hopeful year. Where in our focus will turn to the uplifting stories, and people who have been disappointing us this past year will somehow turn out to impress us by living above our expectations.
On a personal level, I’m hoping to bring my life under control. I want to be able to start saving, as well as deal with some ongoing health issues. I want to have a clean space that is not cluttered, I want to be able to more of the fun stuff I love to do. I want to start making progress with the things I used to love before anxiety took over my life.
The good things about 2016 were that my health improved on the anxiety issue, I got a new job which had a pay increase, and I welcomed a nephew into my life. I’m going to try and focus on those things then the not so good things that seemed to overfill 2016s borders.
I’m going to make 2017 the year I look at the bright side of things. Both in myself and in world events.
As for this blog, I have a few things planned. First is the schedule of posts as I discussed in December. I’m hoping to post at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In the next couple of weeks you should see some of the following:
- Debbie Reynolds Memorial post
- Continuation of the Constitution series
- Bookit 2017 Starter post (and reviews!)
- Review of Rogue One
- Writing exercises and updates of the progress in writing my original novel
Here’s looking forward to a happy and uplifting 2017!