Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!

In my house, we spent the holiday weeks suffering from the flu. It was terrible and made for a super unpleasant holiday. The Christmas holiday was also a very depressing time for me this year, given the broken nature of my home currently.

This was the first Christmas outside of my home and without my husband by my side. Granted, we spent a lot of the holiday together with the children. But it was different. I can’t say I liked it.

As we enter a new year, I want to focus on some resolutions I set for myself.

  1. Write every day. This has been a challenge for me these last few months as I struggled with depression and the emotional toll of ending a long marriage. I want to enter more contests this year, put my work out there in more publication channels, and make my voice heard in the writing community.
  2. Read every day. I am an avid reader, but some days I don’t touch a book, and that saddens me. I love reading, and my TO BE READ pile is more of a mountain. Audiobooks, e-books, paperbacks, hardcovers, I love them all. I want to read every day, not only to enjoy the written word but also to make myself a better writer.
  3. Get in better shape. This is going to take some work for me since I’m way out of shape, but I want to be a healthier person. My goal is to make it to the gym a few days a week and be active on the other days. I know this resolution is pretty cliche, but for me, it’s important.
  4. Leave the past in the past. This one is pretty self-explanatory. I want to move forward with life rather than dwell on the horrible things that I have lived through. This is the year for me to forgive, forget, or move on.

What are your resolutions in this new year?

Until next time,

Cathy Marie Bown

Hey guys! Don’t forget to grab your copy of A Covid Christmas Story, out now. Find it here!

Published by cathymariebown

I am a writer and student looking for my place in the digital world.

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