Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Creeping into 2017

17th Jan 2017

That is officially the first time I have written 2017 in my blog. I know, I know, it's already the 17th day of January, so where was I, especially when I promised to be more active with my posts.

I have no excuse. Life has been busy as the Christmas holidays always are. We try to see all the children in the twelve days and by the the time the Feast of the Epiphany comes round we're pretty much exhausted and need to recharge our batteries. And then comes my birthday less than a week later and, of course, I want to have another chance of getting some of my brood together again ( seventeen this time) for a celebration . So, that having just happened last weekend I am crawling back to my words, albeit a little slowly. Not that I've left them behind altogether. I am still keeping my journal - almost daily. But I've been so tired that's all I've been able to cope with .

So I am just creeping into this New Year, on my knees, very slowly . What are my goals, what do I hope to have done by the time 2018 ( ouch, that was painful...) comes around? I looked back at the dreams I had for the year 2016 and most of them have not materialised, but they are the same ones for this year. One of them is to get an anthology of my poems printed/published . This is quite achievable if I am willing to do the work. So, maybe this is the year that will happen.

There are a few other things I'd like to achieve - Running 5k , swimming the crawl ....and more that I'll keep to myself for now. And I'm looking forward to the better weather to be able to go out running and walking more.

What would you like to achieve in 2017???  Share your dreams with the rest of us.


  1. Hi, I've missed you! I can imagine that it takes a lot of running and organization to see all of your family over the holidays, they are so blessed you care enough to make it happen! Then you get rewarded by celebrating your birthday so soon after! By then you probably wanted to observe it with a nice long nap! :-) I love your goals for the coming year, and should love to see a copy of your published poems to hold with my own two hands! My goals for this year are many and also continue from the last. I've learned that it is not so much about the completing them as it is about the continual striving in that direction, sometimes in a great race, and sometimes at a turtle pace. Life brings us many twists and turns which you know all too well. If we survive this year to celebrate the coming of another we'll be doing fine. XOXO

  2. All so true Josie. You are a great encouragement to me... It gives me so much joy when I see your comments on my blog xx

  3. Hi...I totally understand. I just seem to lose track of time, especially if involved in something. It sounds like you ended 2016 on a good note, and begun 2017 on sure footing. Those are accomplishments. Enjoy. Happy New Year! Hugs!


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