My, my! Plans, huh? That implies forward planning and a level of organisation previously unheard of in my life. :p Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration of my rubbishness, but there are certain things I want to achieve this year. I don’t want to call them ‘resolutions,’ simply because to do that, seems to put the stamp of doom on anything I want. Despite that, there are definitely things I’m going to achieve this year.
Some of these things I don’t have a choice about; they’re going to be thrust on me, shoved in my face and held there while the universe insists I deal with it (motherhood, funerals, to name a few). Some things I certainly do have a choice about and I can pick and choose how much they are going to rule my life (what I write, when I write it, continuation of my radio show, how I treat this blog).
I want to find a healthy balance between the pair.
There are a cluster of things related to my writing career (I LOVE saying that) that I want to achieve this year. If only to prove to myself that I can do it and that the arrival of the twins in my life isn’t going to stop me doing what I’ve always wanted to. No, no… after the initial four months of no sleep, late night feeds and bleary eyes, I’m probably going to need to do more writing and hopefully draw money from it (even just a small amount) to subsidise my measly maternity pay. Tescos isn’t kidding when they say that ‘every little helps.’
Anyway… the point of this post is to say that every day this week I’m going to post something about my plans. Yes… it is a break from my usual scheduling, but the New Year (why is that always capitalised? -does it count as a noun?) is a time for new beginnings, new schedules, new diaries, new calendars and all sorts. Not that I plan to change my posting schedule by the way; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays suit me fine, though the way I feel right now, its possible that ‘Bonus Blogs’ such as this one will become a lot more frequent.
So stay with me, enjoy the week and be in on the ground floor into what I hope 2012 is going to bring to me.
Tomorrow’s post: ‘2011 Wrap Up’