Sunday, January 08, 2012

Retrospective 2011

If 2010 was very curate's egg 2011 was even more so. Personal issues were time consuming and stressful.

There was surgery for both Pisces and myself. That devoured much of the year one way and other and, of course, deciding to go ahead with major home renovations at the same time was a tad stressful too.

Then there were the deaths, two of which happened within days of one another, which added to the overall feeling of pressure.

But there were good things too: three engagements, a marriage and a pregnancy all brought great joy. As well I renewed some old friendships which has added much to my life.

All of this meant my writing has inevitably been impacted on although I write on if slower than I'd like. My second novel is more than half written and there are stories and poems doing the rounds too. I continue to blog at Egoboo WA.

There are big plans afoot for 2012 in many areas of my life but I'm not going to jinx them by listing them. One of the things 2011 has taught me is that we can plan what we like but whether it will work out that way is definitely not in our control.

So my goals (apart from the big plans) for 2012 are:

Write every day however little.

Finish the second novel and get on with writing the third in the trilogy.

Sub often.

Catch up with friends.

Take time to dream a little.

Get the rest of the renovations done.

Sort out and book for our travel adventure. That's the reward for the industry required for 2012.

Sounds do-able. It'll be interesting to see how it all works out when I come to review my life again in January 2013.


Satima Flavell said...

I hope everything works out just the way you want, Helen!

Helen V. said...

And for you too, Satima.