My writing friend (and cosmic twin), Lisen Minetti, touched on how far she's gotten through her Writing Resolution list. This got me thinking about mine, so I dropped by my first post of the year, in which I presented my guiding principles in quotes. I am happy to say, it looks like I am moving along the right path.
I now recognize the strength of my voice and ability to convey story. My confidence is wavering slightly right now, but once I get back into motion and build momentum, I believe I will finish the first draft of my WIP by the end of the year.
On approaching new endeavors.
I have taken some large steps in trying new things. After completing my certification course, I started my knitting instruction business. This takes quite a lot of my time and energy; quite possibly drawing my stores reserved for writing. I am however enjoying teaching this skill and art that I love to others who I hope will love it just as much. Plus, I am meeting so many lovely people along the way.
On my family.
There have been a few times (some good, some not so good) during the first half of the year, when I have had to drop everything at a moments notice for my family. For any of those times, I regret nothing. They truly are my everything. God has shown me that with out them, nothing else matters.
As for the second half of the year, I am hoping for a little bit of balance across all the sections of my life, but we'll see how that goes. It's certainly going to be busy: there will be some life changes (a freshman in high school and a new middle schooler), some travel (high school reunion), some family time, and hopefully, lots of good memories created.