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Happy New Year

I’m happy to see the end of 2012, even though 2013 is already bringing me lots of change at the Evil Day Job.  I have a new boss and team starting Jan. 2nd after ten years or so on the same team.  Since I also telecommute — and haven’t actively been in the home office since 2000 — it’s going to be harder to connect with the new team.  We’ll see how it goes.

On the diet front, I’m rededicating myself for 2013.  I didn’t hit the scale number I was hoping to see and I’ve not been doing well lately.  The holidays are rough, and I’ve been sick since Christmas, so I haven’t been able to work out.  I plan to restart Power 90 again once I break this cold.  I’m still quite a ways from my ideal goal, but even if takes me a dozen years, I’ll keep trying.  I’m up right now, but I know what to do.  It’s just a matter of getting back in the habit of tracking and exercising.

In 2013, all I really want are MOAR WORDS.  I’m disappointed in how few books I finished this past year.  I’m working on building my daily habits again.  I’ve got so many books to write…  I can’t keep spinning my wheels.  So many ideas and projects….!  So I plan to work more with a timer and trying to manage my time better.

I also want to read more.  I go through months where I just don’t take the time to read, and I miss it.  My problem is that once I start a good book, I want to finish it.  I have a hard time reading only a little each day — and I’m too busy to dedicate an entire weekend to reading.  I’m going to try the timer idea here, too, and make sure I always have my kindle app loaded.  I’m also going to be reading technical books for the Evil Day Job — just a little at a time.

What do you hope to accomplish in 2013?

9 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. {{huggs}}

    I have 2 novels to write, an agent to catch who will then – hopefully – sell M and SPORE for enough to pay off the credit card or the car. I have a guestimate of 17 quilted projects to do, and I intend to get better at decluttering, simple living, and frugality. Then there’s my granddaughter to play with and enjoy, a husband to chase around the house with a lecherous grin, and a daughter to, somehow, encourage to reach out for her own life and opportunities. I intend to lose 50 more lbs (I’m down 20) and get my medical numbers in better positions.

    Mostly, tho, I want to be thankful and spread joy and hope. 🙂

    Have a great and glorious new year, Joely!

    1. Way to go, tambo! That’s awesome! Crossing fingers for excellent news on M and Spore in 2013…!

  2. You sound like me…I’m pulling out the timer myself this year.

    Hope you feel better soon! Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2013!

    1. Thank you, Raelyn – here’s to many completed projects for us both!

  3. Happy New Year, Joely! May 2013 flood you with inspiration and throw open doors of opportunity. 🙂

    In 2013 I want to finish the novel I’m revising now, begin the Great Agent Hunt, and get back to work on my poor abandoned first novel. Also, this may be the year I need to stop cobbling together all these part-time gigs and find a Real Job.

    1. Best of luck, Lianna!

  4. MOAR WORDS is a good goal, one I share with you. Here’s to 2013!

  5. Joely,
    I just finished Hurt Me So Good and Dear Sir Im Yours. I loved the reads! I was reading 50 Shades and put it down to try your books. What a great desicion! I found them on amazon. I lost my right arm in a car accident in June 2012, being out of work and broke I get bored very easily. Just wanted to say thank you for providing me with adventure for the past few days. I’m looking forward to more reads from you. Good luck with your goals.

    Big Fan,

    1. Brooke, thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoyed my books! Best wishes for healing and recovery from such a devastating accident and I hope your new year brings lots of happy reading!

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