Have you made any New Year's Resolutions for 2011? Some years I do and many years I don't. Rather, it seems as though I make promises to myself all year long that I keep and well, often don't keep. You know, things like:
- I will reduce the salt in my diet (yeah, right).
- I will increase my hours of exercise (again, right).
- I will be better about keeping up with the details such as balancing my check book, writing little notes to people, making sure the oil is changed in the car every 3,000 miles.
- I will be sure to check in on those I love and be sure to be there for every one of them every time there is a twitch-- that one I'm pretty darn good at keeping.
- I will...... it goes on.
Well, this year is different. I have made only one resolution. It's totally selfish. It's only about me.
Yes, I will be there for my family. Guys, you know you are the best and are at the top of my "importance list." But, this year there will be a change.
Writing is my job. More than that, it's my love. So, in front of you all, I make my New Year's Resolution, and my declaration, that as much as I depend on all of you, love you, look forward to hearing from you, and will respond to each of you.... I am turning off my email and only checking it a few times a day. I am writing. My characters have been begging for attention. It's their turn.
So, tell me. Yes, I'll keep the email going all day today so I can read what you have to say. Tell me. What are your New Year's Resolutions? What are your goals for 2011? Share!!
But, please understand that if I am slow in getting back to you (after today), my imaginary friends have taken control.
I wish each of you a wonderful year ahead.