Welcome 2018: My four goals for the new year

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you had a great start to 2018. As with every new year, there are the new year resolutions that many people make.  Some are kept while others are thrown out like bath water due to various reasons.  Like most of you I’ve created resolutions-or goals  rather-for 2018 that I hope to accomplish.  I’m not going to list them all because some are personal and I rather not air them out in public lest adversaries that come in many shapes and forms disrupt and prevent them from coming to past.  So without further ado, here a few goals for the new year.

  1. Read 20 books for the year.

If you’ve read my previous post , you’ll see that I accomplished my 2017 reading goal of 100 books by reading 127.  This year I wanted to scale back and just read only 10 but doubled my efforts for 20.  Given my track record it’s safe to say that I’ll read at least 20 books in 2018.

                    2. Publish at least 3 books.

After four years of blood sweat and tears,  I was hell bent on publishing my first novel and succeeded in doing so. This year I want to continue to pursue my writing and release more books. I’m close to achieving this goal as I’ve got 2 books ready to go in April (so look forward to that). I think I can rise to the occasion but writer’s fatigue has settled in so we’ll see how I make out.

                 3. Attend a concert and a convention

I have social phobia which means in my experience:

a.  I don’t have friends (I know folks but they’re not friends just acquaintances) which is both a good and bad thing (honestly who wants to hang out with people who don’t care about you?).

b.  And aside from going to work and the occasional trips to the movies, doctor and shul, I don’t go anywhere.

I hope to change that (I’m talking about b. as far as a. goes, I’m to the point in my life where I don’t care about making friends and believe that I’m better off on my own.).

So here’s hoping there’s a convention that invites awesome guests who’ll come so I can venture out and get my picture taken with them (honestly that’s the only reason I go to these things).  Concerts can be hit or miss (mostly miss) as the artists that I love often skip the big city closest to me and head for Tampa, Jacksonville, or Miami.  Last year I got to see Norah Jones so who knows perhaps the odds are in my favor.

                   4. Practice self-care.

Things are rough all over so it’s important to take time out for yourself and do things that help your well being. I hope to do this through a number of ways, and I suggest you do the same. Find activities, books, music, people (if you wanna go that route) etc. that’ll rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

I know where you been, where you are, where you goin’
I know you’re the reason I believe in life
What’s the day without a little night?
I’m just tryna shed a little light
It can be hard
It can be so hard
But you gotta live right now
You got everything to give right now

-Logic’s 1-800-273-8255

I hope to accomplish these and other personal goals this year. Wish me luck and I wish you all the best in accomplishing your goals as well.

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