Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

As I write this, 2017 is just days away. I have been very fortunate to find someone who has similar goals as I do, and we have buddied up. This is my first post, not only of 2017 but since I have found a 'Blog Buddy'.

The brief was to get a post up on January 1st. Through our conversations I have learnt that I have quite a bit to blog about. So before I get down to the meat of this post, I thought I ought to get one thing clear. I am going to be going against the rules. All the stuff I read about blogging says that I should focus on one thing, and one thing only. Well, I guess I am not really going against the rules, as that thing is me! I know, it sounds narcissistic, and it really won't be 'me, me, me' but more of a 'what is happening in my little part of the world'. There will be a bit about writing, as that is my main focus. There will probably be a lot about wedding planning as 2017 is the year I finally get married. And after careful consideration, I will probably write about the Special Needs jungle, as my son has as yet undiagnosed difficulties.

And to start the year off, I shall lay my goals out, and be accountable.

The blog will be updated weekly.

Instead of trying to accomplish many things, I will try to accomplish one or two at a time. One thing I learnt in 2016 is that I wasn't great at finishing. I was always ready for the next new thing. I have many books I want to work through, and was bought a 'Teach Yourself' one for Christmas which I am eager to start. However, I want to finish the others that I started first! No order has been decided yet. I will choose the first one by January 1st and update in the blog due on January 7th!

I will continue with the Writers Bureau course I am on.

I will enter more writing competitions and write more self-decided articles.

The biggest goal, which will help me achieve all others, is to get organised - both at home and with work.

Do you have any goals for 2017, or any tips?


  1. Hey Ingrid, great post!
    Good to see your goals laid out here. I had to smile when I read, 'I'm not good at finishing.' I'm exactly the same. We must try harder this year, together.
    Looking forward to reading your next post.

    1. It is probably the this I am worst at! I am sure we can nail it though :)

    2. Yes, we can... :-)


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