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|What we look like when we don't follow through on resolutions?|
For those few people who have read any of my posts, I'm following up on my promise of the April 1 New Year Resolutions. Here in Colorado March came in like a lamb, but went out, not like a lion, but a raging beast. Now the sun is shinning, weather is warming up and it's light much later. I've had time to think about what I want to accomplish over the next twelve months.
I usually start with my word for the year. This year it's 'clearing', letting go of all that no longer serves me. It is healthy, but can also be painful if you've put a lot of time and energy into something, but now it isn't who you need to be. Yes, it is fairly easy to let go of clothing, food, and even books. Can you let go of friends? Sometimes you have to, especially if you are doing all the giving and getting nothing in return. But be honest, do you want people in your life that fail to follow through on promises? Do you want those 'energy vampires' taking away from what brings you joy? For me, I prefer to share with those who actually appreciate who I am, what I have to offer and who enjoy my company, be it in person or online. So having explained my reasoning here are my resolutions for the next twelve months.
- Re-evaluate how I spend my time online. Do I want to continue writing for blogs that are no longer being read and commented on? Should I continue commenting when I get no return for the time and effort?
- Weed out the stories I have started, prioritize the ones to finish and place the others in a folder to be worked on later.
- Continue to research and start writing more on the women doctors in Colorado prior to 1900.I have a paper, currently being written, that I will submit to the Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium and will present on the June 11 program, that will be streamed live world wide.
- Make the commitment to submit at least 3 pieces of fiction for publication this year.
- I will continue to write my haiku five days a week along with my photography.
So there you have it. My New Years resolutions that I promised on April 1.
Angela Raines is the pen name for Doris McCraw. Doris also writes haiku posted five days a week at - http://fivesevenfivepage.blogspot.com and has now passed one thousand haiku and photos posted on this blog. Check out her other work or like her Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/1I0YoeL
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