Keen for 2018

I am completely in love with this time of year. I think it’s incredible. I love the hustle and bustle of shopping, the pretty lights, and everyone’s festive spirit. With the exception of the weather, this time of year is my favorite.


That being said, I am really looking forward to the new year. I feel myself getting excited by home improvement projects (adulting, am I right?) and a fresh start. I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions, so I won’t say I’ve gone so far as to plan something I actually want to stick to, but I am excited to get some things accomplished.

I have a list about a mile long of projects that I want to get done and I honestly don’t think they are all going to be completed within 2018, but I’m not super stressed about completing them either. It’s a weird feeling for me to have. Like, usually having a long list like I have would stress me out. This year, I’m just going into it with a more relaxed attitude and will accomplish as much as I can. No pressure.

I’m also incredibly stoked to have 10 straight days off work starting tomorrow afternoon!

Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!

Hey, it’s a New Year!

Where to begin…

First, let me just say that I have (almost) not written a single word since December 2014. That is so sad! With my profession not being writing and with college no longer pushing me to write, I just kind of fell out of my routine. That is depressing. So… even though I’ve never been a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, I guess I will make an effort to write more this year. I know, I know…proper goals are supposed to be “SMART” (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound). Yeah, yeah. I am mostly shooting for attainable here. Even if I only write a handful of blog posts this year, it’ll be better than last year. I just need some words to have contact with a page; get all the rust out and the gears turning up there.

I will also have to admit that I got plenty of writer-y things for Christmas, like 365 writing prompts (okay, that one was from me and to me…don’t judge). But I also got 500 writing prompts from my sister as well. According to my calculator (because I can’t math), that’s 865 writing prompts that will go totally unused if I don’t start writing something.

On a somewhat related note to the writer-y things I received for Christmas, I will also be working on my calligraphy skills (fancy, huh?) and might post something cool if I can get my hand to do the right thing. So there’s some excitement to look forward to. YAY.

In my next post, I’ll delve into something a little more interesting (hopefully), but for now Happy New Year, everyone!