I recently returned from a visit with a friend. It was cold and damp and we spent quit a bit of time indoors. I found time to contemplate all the events of the last year and consider the beginning of a new one. I have set some goals and resolve to make them happen. I realized I am spending too much time "surfing the web", and I need to start writing, start exercising and get out and meet people. This isolationism isn't good for me.
As far as my book goes, I received a kind rejection letter from an agent I met last summer. I think I will keep it. She gave me hope and I value her opinion. I will do the edits sometime this weekend and send out a couple of queies and get it ready to submit to the PWNA writing contest. I am starting to look at self-publishing.
I will be spending more time writing. I will make time on my days off to write. I want to have the memior ready for the contest as well, so I am going to use my time more wisely.
I want to be able to hike the Lake Ozette trail by June 21st. It is six miles round trip. I can do three now, but I do need to get back at the end of the day.
I need to think about my business. Expenses are up and patient visits have been down. I have been worried about money and that has been sapping my energies. Some of my worries are going away this week, but I need to work on living more frugally, so that I can do the things which bring me pleasure instead of denying myself.
It seems like a big list but it is do-able. I will have to push myself out of this funk. It is a new year with new possibilities. The biggest thing I have learned this last year is that I am content to be alone. I don't need someone in my life to make me happy. I have interests and goals, and I need to put them before anything else.