Welcome 2017…Let’s have a chat

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New Year New You. I keep seeing this saying but for me it’s going to be New Year Old Me. It’s time to get back to basics and get back the things that make me happy and ease stress and help me not be so insufferable to my loved ones. I feel like I lost myself a bit in 2016 and I want to get back to the me that isn’t always on edge or concerned with what others are thinking or doing or planning. Having a couple of weeks before the new year to step back and clear my head has helped to get rid of the negativity and anger I was carrying and I can hopefully keep those unhealthy feelings at bay.

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So, what does that mean, back to basics? Watching horror movies/TV, writing about it and other media and writing in general. The goals are to relax and not worry so much (this morning doesn’t count as we had yet another plumbing issue). Must catch up on horror movies. I think there are quite a few that I meant to watch in October and there are a few coming up that I want to see and there will be a post coming soon, I promise. I’m reading more as I seem to have overcome the inability to actually get engaged in any books. Looking forward to Resident Evil 7 in VR; should keep me terrified for a while. And my plan is to run/walk the annual TC 10km this April. I walked it last year but I want to be able to at least run some of it, as long as my ankle holds up.

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While there were things in 2016 that sucked, losing our 18-year-old cat and work disappointments, there were good things like family and adding to that family i.e. Jinx! I spent too much time focusing on the things out of my control and not enough time on family and friends. So let’s see what 2017 has to offer. Be happy, be healthy and just be the true you.

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Welcome 2014

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So here it is, one year has ended and another begins.  2013 was a year like most others, some of it was good, some was not so good.  Yet another new job in the same company but this one I think is going to last.  It’ll be 5 years in June with the same company and I finally found a position that I enjoy and I think I’m doing ok in.

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So what are the plans for 2014?  The usual I suppose.  Read more (50 books for the year is my goal); write more; experience more of what life has to offer; find time to enjoy life more in general.  Don’t worry about the little things, don’t get annoyed or pissed off about things that don’t matter in the long run.  Stop worrying all the time, don’t fret over what other people think and do, it’s not worth the stress.  Find a stronger voice and be more assertive. Relax, live and write.

Have a happy and joyful New Year and enjoy all that life has to offer.

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What was, What is & What Shall Be…

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Here it is, the obligatory end of the old year, beginning of the new year post.  Like anyone during any time, there was good and bad. Finally, I got to see Rammstein live and it was bloody awesome.  A great way to spend Mother’s Day.  With the bad career move now passed, I have more focus than ever on writing.

The writing.  This year I finally finished my first novel after 2 years of procrastinating and fearing to tell the tale.  Now I’m tackling the editing process and have started the second book for this tale.  I have also self-published a short story via Smashwords.com and it is available on various other platforms (shameless plug).  Make Me Bad on Kobo and Smashwords.com.  My new plan to get writing more often and actually finish the various tales in progress, is to remove myself from distraction (spend a couple of hours here and there away from home) and change certain aspects of my daily life to allow more time to write.  Too much wasted time during the day.  Focus, focus, focus.

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I’ll focus like this guy, only without the facial hair

But the bigger part of my writing this year has been here, reviewing and sharing my opinions on all manner of media.  Well, movies and T.V. mostly but still, it’s writing and I like to think that it is helping to improve my abilities.  With my increased blog activity has come increased exposure and confidence in establishing my voice.  I am truly pleased that so many people have chosen to read what I have to say and give feedback and recognition.   It encourages and inspires me to keep working on my words.

Resolutions?  I don’t really believe that it works to set these goals once year but perhaps my mantra should be: read, write, live.  Make the changes that I want for myself and not stay on a path that I’m suppose to follow because it’s the norm.

Goals: Write, edit, publish and repeat.  Maybe take a trip to New Orléans for World Horror Con or just enjoy the mainland for couple of concerts.

Cheers to the year ahead, happy 2013 to all and I look forward to continuing to entertain those who believe in what I’m doing.

quill