Today’s blog post was to be an assessment of last Decembers goals for 2012. I’ve just looked back over them and am quite saddened by my lack of forward movement. I don’t particularly want to put them back out here for all to see my “failings”, but isn’t that what blogging is? To be honest. And that’s one thing I did post about a few months ago. Being as honest as I can on here, without it being at the detriment of family or life. So on that basis, lets look.
1. Read 50 books and in a variety of genres. I didn’t hit 50, but I wasn’t far short. I have started reading books outside of my preferred genre of crime, though I still veer towards crime fiction when choosing.
2. Start Pilates and another form of exercise. A complete and utter failure. I need to work on this.
3. Write book two. I’ve started, but due to having my head in the clouds, or up my arse, in goal number four, I have spent a lot of time doing re-writes for book one as I’m still looking for representation.
4. Have a publishing contract for book one. As I just said. Head up my arse.
5. Lose a stone in weight. This I did do! In three years I have lost three stone. I’m pleased with this. It’s been a long and slow journey, but I stuck to it and didn’t give in and I feel so much better and I’m in size ten jeans!
6. Make more quality connections when blogging. I changed from Blogger to WordPress this year and making that change has meant that I practically had to start from scratch. I also haven’t put as much time into blogging as I’d have liked, but I do like my new home on WordPress and I’m happy with how it’s going, and I love connecting with those of you I do.
7. Keep in touch with the people who are important to me. I do try and keep in touch with family and friends, even if it’s a simple text message.
So, as you can see, I didn’t do so well, and some goals were completely unrealistic.
I’m still finding it difficult to come to terms with the restrictions my ill health places on me. The fatigue and pain cut back on too much social activity and this can make me a little on the grumpy side. Luckily for most, Miss grumpy tends to only be seen by those closet to me!
It’s not all doom and gloom, there have been positives this year.
- I received valuable feedback from a literary agency and have done a re-write on my novel.
- I’m taking positive steps for my health by having acupuncture to help with the migraines and insomnia.
- I joined a book club, so I am both socialising with like minded people and widening my reading choices.
- I recognise I am lucky to have some really great friends.
I have also created a positive plan of action for 2013 which I am really excited about and will explain further in Wednesdays blog post.
I’m not a New Years Eve fan. But whatever you do today and tonight, I wish you nothing but wonderful things for 2013.