by Ryssa Edwards
Okay, so here’s the funny thing about writing. Writers can time travel. You’re reading this today, the first day of 2012, the year the Mayans say we’re all going to be toast, but I’m writing it in 2011.
What to say on New Year’s Day?
I think I’m supposed to look back and say what a spectacular year it was. Or maybe I’m supposed to look ahead and say what a great year it’s going to be.
Last year was amazing. It’s going to be pretty hard to top that one, but here are my top ten thoughts for 2012:
10. Find a calendar that I can carry around, doesn’t weigh down my purse, and sends a not-so-mild electric shock through me when I’m coming up on a deadline.
9. Go somewhere I’ve never been before. Maybe that interesting side alley I drive by sometimes. Hmmm.
8. Say something I’ve never said before. Even if no one hears me. Just put it out there. 7. Look up at the sky and be amazed.
6. Finish that blanket I’ve been knitting for two years!
5. Write a book that makes my readers say, “Ahhh. . . Wish it didn’t have to end”
4. When I feel like I’m in over my head. . . lift it up
3. Read at least one new author a month
2. Remember that life is not fishing. . . if I have to haul it in . . . maybe I should let it go
1.Live . . . laugh . . . and remember why we’re all here on this little ball of water and stone, floating among the stars.
It’s a pretty short list. There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Today is the first day of a new year. That means I have about 31,449,600 seconds left to sort out my list. Or maybe I shouldn’t sort it, because life has a way of happening, doesn’t it?
It’s time for me to step into my time machine, travel back to Christmas Eve 2011, and . . . work on that blanket!
Let me be the first to welcome you to 2012 with the wish that it’s the best year of your life.
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