Welcome to 2013

I started 2013 with the beginnings of a cold (heavy sigh). You would say that isn’t a good thing, but it’s just a cold. Overall, I have good vibes about the new year. I usually don’t feel one way or the other about it, but sometimes I get–I don’t know–an intuitive sense about things. So, even though I had a cold (had, you hear me), there have been a couple of things that I’m putting in the good column.

January 2nd – I was notified that I won the December, Darker Times short story contest. This is my second win. I sent in 2 stories for December and the other one received an honorable mention. Both will be published in the Darker Times Anthology Volume Two.

January 3rd – I had a job interview. More on this later.smiley-teeth

Hey, it’s a start.

I don’t make resolutions and sometimes I wonder who’s idea they were. I secretly think that some really drunk guy did. He woke up on January 1st with a massive hangover and said, “I resolve never to touch another drop of alcohol.” He repeated it to a friend and they told another friend and so on. Next New Year’s Eve he’d forgotten all about that resolution, as did his buddies, and several pints into the new year they were making the same determination again. Tradition started.

I am going to set at least one goal. That is to finish the revisions on my first novel and start the process of getting it published. I have some other goals  pending, but I need to flesh them out and prioritize before I state them.

Have you had any good things happen so far? Do you make resolutions or goals? Is 2013 going to be the year of the Happy Dance for you?

snoopy.happy dance

RG

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3 Comments

  1. lisafender said,

    January 8, 2013 at 08:14

    I think this year will be a great year! I am looking forward to getting my book out there and to getting the inheritance and getting out of debt. In fact we should be getting that pretty soon. It’s been a tough 4 yrs with the book and I am excited that’s getting closer too!

  2. jody said,

    January 9, 2013 at 18:59

    Congratulations on your recent story; I am so happy and excited for you and love to read your stories.

    I used to make resolutions, then dream journals. I found many dreams were great just as dreams and if they actually came to fruition, the reality would often be more than I bargained for. I have found that if I live more in the moment I am successful and joyful and when I push too hard for a specific goal I may miss something that could have been better.

    I am very excited about this year. I have come full circle in 2012 only a bit wiser.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

    Jody

    • RGCalkins said,

      January 9, 2013 at 19:09

      Thank you Jody!

      I agree that living in the moment has definite advantages over goals. You know I’m a believer in things happening for a reason. When I set goals I use that philosophy. If I don’t reach it or the end result changes then it happened that way for a reason.

      I can’t wait to see you Saturday!
      Robin


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