Happy New Year 2024

by Clayton
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So here we are again. Another full circle around the sun.
Kind of weird that we keep celebrating this, like this is not what is supposed to happen.

But don’t mind me; I know I sound like a grinch… I just have been feeling off.
I never have been a fan of New Year’s Eve. Something to do with fear of fireworks as a child, but as I get older just moment when reality often hits me. This year it kind of hit harder than usual and I can point blank just classify it as a (mild) depression. I just felt like staying home and avoiding all people since Christmas… why? I do not know. Maybe time to call my therapist for a sit down?

Anyways, the holidays are over and back to reality.
Last night I did go outdoors for a few hours on request of a client. I texted my friends who wanted to join and we made and appearance. Okay, I admit it didn’t feel half as bad as I thought it was about to be, but I still didn’t feel like my usual self.

Okay, let’s just skip all the above. I will be fine. As soon as we get back to normal, I probably will get back to normal also.

I stopped making new year’s resolutions long ago. I just said last year: I just want to survive another year. Well, mission complete I did. Was it the best year ever? I do not know. But it certainly was better than 2022, which was a craptastic year.

However, I did make one resolution this year and if you are reading this, it means I kicked off to a good start. I have promised myself to start writing again. I know, I know… I say this each year. But I realized I am not getting any younger and I have so many ideas I want to write down in a blog or a book (novel) and if I do not start now, when will I do so?

So, I have decided that I want to write EACH AND EVERY DAY at least half of an A4.
This will either be a new blog post, that will or won’t see the light of day, or a page for one of the manty books I want to write.

Dan Brown, one of my favorite authors said, he writes EVERY DAY. No exceptions. Even on Christmas day. He wakes early morning and starts to write. Well early mornings will not work for me, but I can do evening hours, where my creative mind is more open. So, I have set a daily reminder and no exceptions. And if for some reason I was not able to do, the next day I will write twice as much.

Just like I need to floss each day, take a pill each day, shower every day etc., I will make writing part of my daily routine. So, this is my start…

So goodbye 2023 and hello 2024… let’s do this!

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