January 2, 2012
The Next Chapter
I accomplished two main goals to go along with my blog theme, Running and Writing:
1. I ran my first half marathon,
2. I finished the first draft of my first novel.
For me, these accomplishments are huge. In my younger days, I would never have dreamed that I would do either of these things. I didn't learn until later in life that I had options. Somewhere along the line, a light went off. Realizations and epiphanies occurred. With my husband's encouragement, I went to college and graduated (Class of 2001) with a degree in English at 41. People always asked, "Are you going to be a teacher?" The answer was always, "No, I want to write."
I am a slow starter! I didn't start writing until 2009, again, encouraged by my husband. Something happens when you're pushing 50 and you realize that the time is NOW! I made a lot of changes. Quit a good, stable job. Moved out of state and bought a home in the mountains. It was the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
So what's the Next Chapter?
Here are my goals for 2012:
1. Finish editing and publish my novel,
2. Complete the first draft of my next novel,
3. Run another half marathon,
4. Exercise, lose weight, get healthy.
2012 is going to be a great year! I can feel it - the forward momentum, the positive energy, the right people at the right time will be in the right places to help me achieve my goals. Ever get that feeling that things are unfolding as they should?
What are your goals for 2012? Are you a runner? Or a writer? How did you get started in either?