Another Year Coming to a Close

I’m hoping everyone had a fabulous Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time for family get-togethers, forgiveness and love. It’s a time of renewal, looking forward to a wonderful New Year.

Now that Christmas is behind us, there is the new year close at hand. 2017 held happy days, sad days and sometimes delightful opportunities beyond belief. Whatever your 2017 held, be thankful and know that 2018 holds promises we can embrace as we advance into the future.

I’ve not made New Year’s Resolutions in a couple of years, because I know I’ll remain on track for a couple of months – then it’s back to the same old same old.

Maintaining sanity is key, so I decide what I need to do, then make those goals habits. Hey, it works for me.

Why make goals? A new year means a new beginning, and new beginnings mean change. Change is a good thing, but not if you’re frustrated trying to reach goals that are too widespread. So aspire to make resolutions that are attainable, meaningful. When goals are realistic, they’re easier to follow. Whatever plan you have in mind, make it work for you.

So…again this year I’m simply going to do what works even if those undertakings need a tweak here and there. Who doesn’t need to tweak? I do, and have a feeling some of you do too.

Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you Love, Butterflies and Music.

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About Carol

Carol’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online:
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7 Responses to Another Year Coming to a Close

  1. E. Ayers says:

    I’m ready to tuck this year behind me. Fresh start and all that. 🙂

    Yes, to making obtainable goals. I’m still trying to figure out how I can manage my commitments for this coming year. Plus I have some personal things that I need to handle such as a new roof. Writing while someone is banging on the roof or fixing something isn’t conducive to concentrating on a story and I can’t leave and leave workmen behind. So for me it will be a matter of balance and making each day count. New Year’s resolutions never work for me, because nothing goes as planned.

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  2. Carol says:

    Good luck concentrating and writing while a new roof goes on! I went through that last year with our new partial deck. Not the best way to stay on track. As for goals? Yes, balance is the key!

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  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    Haven’t made any resolutions yet–still ruminating on these. When I have a good list, I’m going to write them down. Happy New Year!

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  4. Jude Knight says:

    I was pleased to say goodbye to 2017. Resolutions? Write every day and be kind. That’s it. And a hope that 2018 improves on 2017. I’d say it couldn’t be worse, but I don’t want to tempt any powers that be.

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