It's Been Too Long

Happy New Year!!

What can I say except it’s nice to be back here writing, dreaming and scheming of the many wonderful adventures and possibilities that are in store for me. Last year is a year that I’m over-the-top excited to see go away. It was without doubt the weirdest, most heavily turmoiled year I have ever had in my entire life. Needless to say I will do anything to make sure  this year is a better one.

Most things in life are out of our control, I get that, but I’m going to stay focused, have fun and explore every minute with the eyes of a child. I’m going to savor the minutes like the a hot puffy chocolate soufflé just out of the oven.

2011 was filled with many personal issues but during it all I did continue with my online Certificate Program with UCLA. I am  halfway through the program and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in furthering their education in creative writing. I take all my classes online which affords me the ease of attending class when I can even if it’s the middle of the night. Without the online format I think I would have curled up into a ball and given up on my dream. Plus my family is extremely supportive of my desire to write and that is my biggest gift of all. I’ve learned so much about myself and my writing capabilities and my confidence in those abilities. Who knew that I actually might like writing essays? And that the poetry that I tend to write all the time is something others enjoy? To discover that my natural writing ability is also what I aspire to be as a writer makes me sigh with relief and wonder.

There is no doubt I have much to do to get things back on track,which I think I’ve posted about a dozen times already so please forgive me, but writing everyday is on the top of my list once again. It’s my meditation, my way to center myself in the chaos of my day. Many of my goals for last year fell by the wayside but who really cares? There’s always today. My recommendation to you is to follow your instincts to push you in the right direction.

But don’t forget that nothing comes to those who wait.

Cliche.

Yes. But true.

Dreams only come to fruition with hard work, dedication and perseverance. With my own children fast becoming their unique adult versions I try to instill that in them every day. That and to always be nice to others, to give, to smile and to help out as much as possible. And to always believe you can to great things.

As for me, this is the year. This is my year. I can feel it. I make one promise to myself and one promise only. I will write. Other than that I’ll take it as it comes. My goal for this blog for 2012 is to inspire. At least once a week, but most likely every two weeks, I will share inspiring and fun ideas for helping you/me write better. Also, I will continue with my Fantabulous Friday posts which will hopefully document my exploration into creativity using pictures, words, or whatever fun tidbits I find.

Well, that’s my goal. Let’s see if I can keep at it.

Whatever your dream is go out and live it starting today.

Thanks for reading.

Happy New Year and Happy Writing!!

juliet

p.s. On a side note…I’d like to wish my son a very happy 21st birthday. May all your years be filled with love, wonder, success and fun. We are so proud of you. xo

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2 thoughts on “It's Been Too Long

  1. I found you! I didn’t think you were old enough to have a 21 year old son. I am practicing writing avoidance by writing on your blog. I’m spposed to be writing my character descriptions. I’m not. I’m writing to you. When I finish here, I will have to start so if I keep writing I won’t have to start. Ahem . . .still here. Waiting for the muse to whack me. I must get off and write. I must be disciplined. Writing’s so much fun; why would I procrastinate? My fingers are ready; my mind is sucking mud. Need any help?

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    • Hi Catherine,
      I’m so glad you found my blog. Yes, I am that old…but it’s been such a great ride so far. Have you found your muse yet? I think mine left for a long vacation without giving me a return date but I’ve been desperately searching for her and I have some leads as to where she might be. Wish me luck!In the mean time you could write a guest post for my blog? what do you think? let me know…happy writing! 🙂

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