Another year is on our doorstep. Out goes 2011 and in comes the promise of something new, something better. New Year’s Eve builds our hope that the coming year will be different. That we will be different. Some will vow to finally lose weight. Some will vow to quit smoking, work harder, be a better person or spend more time with the kids. Resolutions are a tradition and yet breaking them is also a tradition. Some of us even make bets on when they’ll be broken.
I am one of those people who love making resolutions. And I vow each and every year that I will keep them. This is year I actually made a vow with one of my best friends, Dahlia, to lose 10 pounds. That’s not too much, is it? That seems like a reasonable number. And if I got a friend doing it with me, then I must stick to it, right?
My other goal is simple. I plan on turning my writing into a full time career, and I plan to push myself as a writer. I have a m/f/m cowboy historical erotica romance titled “The Scarlet Dove” almost finished, and I have a m/m romance going round in my head, as well as a rock-n-roll m/f/m story.
December is a time of love, joy, and reflection. I try not to dwell too long on reflections of the past, of memories that are painful or hurtful. It brings to mind a saying I heard years ago…”When your memories out number your dreams, the end is near”. So I always sweep out the old in December and embrace the new. Instead I turn to Percy Bysshe Shelley who wrote “Why linger, why turn back, why shrink My Heart?”
So, what will you do to greet the New Year? Will you sing Auld Lang Syne? Will you scrub your house clean? Will you ring a gong 108 times to expel 108 human weaknesses like the Buddhists do? Eat twelve grapes for twelve happy months? Watch the Rose Bowl parade?
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Happy New Year, the birth of 2012. I raise my glass and toast to the promise of a new beginning. Happy writing. Happy reading.