2016: The Year of Bright

imageYesterday we spent some time outside walking through the field across the street. The photo is my husband, Daniel, with our German Shepherd mix, Jade. She loves to sniff and hunt in the field.

The temp was crisp, in the thirties, but the sun! Oh, that sunshine made the walk glorious!

I thought, why not use that bright sunshine as a guide for my framework for plans for 2016?


I’ve spent the past few days reflecting on 2015. The month of May was the worst month of my adult life. Not going to share why-it’s still very personal. But the time after May was a time of growth, of learning, of living GRACE-both giving and receiving. And WOW! Daniel and I learned a lot about each other during this time.

So as 2016 dawns new, fresh, and bright, there is work to continue, work to well…rework, new paths to clear.

I’m not talking about resolutions. I’m talking about working through this question: If I could do anything with the guarantee it would not fail, what would I do?

Holy cow! What a question. It’s making me think. It’s guiding my work both personally and creatively.

One of the first things I need to do as I explore what my answers to that question mean is to write and blog intentionally. To do that, I’m setting up an editorial calendar. I think reading is centrally important to writing. So I have also decided to read more this year than in 2015. I pledge to read on fiction and one non-fiction book every month and blog about each one.

There’s so much more in store for me in 2016. I’m excited! This is my year of BRIGHT!

What direction are you going this year? What exciting, new things are you planning?


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