I've never really been one for them - they never seem attainable. I may have good intentions when the new year begins, but I never set myself to any goal just because the number at the end of the year changed.
What about you? Do you make them, and if so - are you successful?
I made a goal for A Stolen Crown to be out by January 17th back in...October? It was a lofty goal - almost impossible. And yet, it meant something to me, and so it's happening.I didn't need a new year for that. I just needed the right motivation.
This year, maybe I'll get another book out. Maybe I won't. I do plan to write draft 1 of book 4 and rewrite book 3...but beyond that, I'm not quite as gung-ho about a release date as I am for a week from Tuesday (AHH IT'S SO CLOSE!)
I figure, as this is my first email of the year, I might just go with the reminder of what we've got ahead of us. 2016 was awesome for some, awful for others, and then just kind of eh, no big deal for more yet. A new year doesn't magically wipe away things that happened or the way we feel about anything, but that doesn't mean we can't make changes.
One of our wonderful swans (her name is Elizabeth, and she's awesome) sent me a video that reminded her of swanitude. It even has the ugly duckling right in the video!
Now, it's from the Mormon church, but for those of us who aren't Mormon, it shouldn't take away from the message it gives us.
Be you Mormon, Catholic, Agnostic, Atheist, Lutheran, Protestant, Buddhist, Muslim...the list goes on and on and on of our options, you are a swan. You are loved. You are beautiful.
Be you republican, democrat, liberal, conservative, foreigner or local;
Whether or not you see eye to eye with your neighbor...we are all in this together. Let's spread the love and the truth of who we are.
We are swans. We are loved and we are loving. In a world that focuses on darkness and hate, we are light.
Let's make 2017 amazing, just like you :)
Kelsey Irresolute Swan
P.S. If you have a resolution and want to share, reply to this email! If you have a swan song to share, reply to this email. If you just want to say hey...you guessed it! Reply to this email ;)
(Feel no pressure to watch the video, but if you're interested, it's below! )