I am feeling very positive and optimistic and even excited about 2012. It is going to be a good year. FACT. There will be no half-arsed resolutions to give up all the things I love, only promises to myself to do things that I have always wanted to do.....go me!
2011 started badly with a trapped nerve that, for a while, stopped me from moving. However, I resovled to get SOMETHING (anything) published by the end of it.... and I succeeded. Only small but a start. I have had five poems published in an anthology (can be bought here http://www.my-publishers.com/) which I am, disproportionately, proud of. (I have more on page 'Call It What You Like')
Apart from that little achievement the rest of the year was at best disappointingly stagnant and at worst heart-breakingly awful.
Next year things are going to be brilliant. I am not making resolutions, I am making a list. A list full of things I know I need to do, feel I want to do and am determined that I will do. Some fun things, some important and life changing things (life-changing for me!)
So, I have started to compile my list. It's fun, mostly, to do these things. To search your head for ideas to move your life in someway. I'm hoping for that, just that....movement. If it's advancement in some way, great. A side-step will be fine and I am not afraid of slipping backwards. What I really do not want for the second year running is stagnation. I feel today that all I have achieved in this last year is becoming another year older with no 'value added' so to speak.
I am genuinely excited, for the first time in a long while, about the future.
My list will be up soon!
Come on....hop aboard!