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Happy New Year!!

2013 has descended upon us! Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed a blessed New Year and were able to celebrate with friends and family. This is such an exciting time of life, with a blank year laid out before us in which our stories will be unfolded. Isn’t it crazy to look forward on a new year, and realize that you have no idea what will happen, but to acknowledge the fact that you are an actor is this great story of life? I’m excited.

And, of course, what would New Year’s be without new goals and aspirations? You know, I am sometimes hesitant about making goals, simply because I know how bad I can be at keeping them. But, falling isn’t really a reason not to go forward, it’s even more reason to keep trying and pushing and working. What are your goals for 2013? I won’t share all of mine, because I feel like just about every aspect of my life is lacking, and so there are a lot of things I would like to improve, but I will share a few with you.

Goals for 2013:

  1. I would like to submit at least 4 poems or short stories to magazines or competitions this year.
  2. I would like to read and review 50 books. (Sound familiar?)
  3. I would like to build this blog into something a little bigger, a little more user-friendly, and a little more helpful.
  4. I would like to learn how to plan better for meals and home organization.
  5. I would like to become fluent in Turkish!

So, those are a few goals I am hoping to work towards this year. You may have noticed that I have rearranged the blog a little. That was something I’d been hoping to work on for the last week or so, and I finally had time to do it! So, some posts have been deleted, some have been re-categorized, and the tabs at the top of the page are a bit different. I plan to continue writing book reviews frequently, and I would also like to continue to write flash fiction and poetry, but you will find them in the Journal section now. Hopefully the others are mostly self explanatory, with the exception of CIO – Check It Out! This is where I will be putting posts with links or videos that I am sharing from other sites. Finally, I’m hoping to write a bit more on Home (organizing and food) and Travel (tips and stories) this year. So, I just thought I’d give a quick run-down on those so that you knew what to expect.

Well, I’m off to eat some New Year Pancakes and enjoy the day off!! Hope you are all having a great start to 2013. I’m excited about the journey!!


Bluntly, I’ve been struggling with discontentment recently. Discontentment with my own discipline. All the things that I wish to accomplish, all the things I dream of doing with my life. Then, I came across this TED talk:

So, I was encouraged. And I thought to myself . . . hm, I can do something small, for 30 days! And so, I will. Right here, on this blog. But, then I also came across this talk . . .

So . . . I’m not going to tell you what my goal is. You’ll just have to figure it out for yourself. 🙂