“Take a leap of faith and begin this wonderous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving source—a sower of dreams—just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach
Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing alright and that the start of 2019 has treated you well. Personally, I’m excited about this year right now because I recently just bought myself a new laptop that was giving me issues, which I’ve since resolved. So this’ll be the very first blog post I’ve written on here since I bought it, which makes me really happy.
For me, 2018 started off with loss then became a better year closer to the end with new opportunities I never expected to be within reach. The summer was the most difficult part of 2018 because my partner lost someone very close to him who I was just starting to really get to know. So as the year went on, we dealt with that loss together, which resulted in further strengthening our now two-year relationship. While I know losing someone you care about is never easy, I believe we’ll both get through this together and come out stronger as a couple.
2018 did have some good moments for me too though. There was definitely a lot of change as my grandmother in Pennsylvania sold her home and moved to a retirement community in Florida. But I also experienced change myself with a new job opportunity I never expected. While I’m still getting acquainted at my new job with how everything works, I truly believe this opportunity will benefit me in the long run with more job experience and lead me closer to my dreams.
While I haven’t been reading and writing (on my blog and outside of my blog) as much as I’d have liked in 2018, I had an opportunity with my writing I didn’t expect which still has me awestruck. One of my poems is published in an anthology, which you can order off of Amazon and on Kindle. In 2018, I officially became an author and I can’t be any more pleased by it because it’s something I definitely didn’t expect to happen for me. Having my writing published to where other people can read something I’ve written is a huge dream of mine. So by having my poem published, I feel like I’ve accomplished one of my dreams, though I hope it’s only the beginning of what’s to come with my writing.
So while I didn’t accomplish everything I’d hoped to accomplish in 2018, I definitely feel proud of what I achieved last year and am thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given.
For 2019, I hope this new year will be more fulfilling than the last. That I’ll be able to continue moving forward towards completing my goals. I hope to continue reading more enjoyable books that I can talk about here on my blog and continue expressing myself with the power of the written word. I don’t necessarily have any set goals for my blog here on WordPress other than to continue writing blog posts that others will enjoy and gaining followers in the process. My main hope with my blog is to continue getting to know other bloggers and to continue being active in the blogging community.
I truly hope 2019 will be a good year and hope you all are having a good 2019 so far. So what do you want from 2019? Please leave a comment expressing what you want from this new year.
January 2, 2019 at 3:49 am
I want to make friends with a magpie and bake gingerbread cookies in the spring! 🙂 Also, I’ve got my fingers crossed that you get to do loads more writing this year! Happy 2019, dearie!
January 2, 2019 at 6:53 am
That sounds like fun! Thank you and Happy 2019 to you as well. 🙂
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January 2, 2019 at 8:36 am
Oh this is such a warm post Raney – I am so glad to see the wuthor tag. Many congratulations on that – may this grow by leaps and bounds!!
Hugs for the pain of loss of some near to you; glad to see you take it in such a strong and healthy way.
I wish 2019 showers abundance and joys on you and lets you achieve far more than you have set out to! xoxo
January 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm
Thank you very much for the well wishes! I hope your 2019 goes well too.
January 4, 2019 at 3:15 am
Happy, 2019 Raney. I hope that this will be a good year for you. May all your hopes and dreams for the year come true.
For 2019, I just hope that it will be a good year. I am getting married in February so looking forward to that 🙂
January 4, 2019 at 5:17 pm
Oh, congratulations Diana on your upcoming wedding! I hope you and your partner have many happy years together.
January 4, 2019 at 8:54 pm
Sorry to hear about the difficult times ib 2018 but congrats on your poem being published in an anthology! You are an author now Raney and that’s fantastic! I hope 2019 brings you tonsa joy and success!
January 4, 2019 at 9:18 pm
Thank you very much!
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