I’ve finally went and done it. Done something I hadn’t planned on doing and avoided for years. Something to encourage me through 2019. I dropped the new year’s resolution thing long ago. We all know we break those by February, a few hangers-on by summer. I’m slow to comply and resistant to making promises I may not keep. The latest craze that has caught on over the last decade is a word for the year. I didn’t take that too seriously either. I lumped it in with writing down everything you eat before you start a diet. Not something I want to do. This year I can’t help it. I believe I have my word for 2019. It’s BRAVE.
Not the kind of brave that requires swords or donating a kidney. Instead this next year I will be brave enough to be who I am. I will not compromise my faith. I will finish the two novels I need to by bravely stealing time each day to get my word count done.
It takes bravery to say no to stuff I shouldn’t be wasting as much time on -like TV. Saying No to things others should be doing for themselves. Saying no to other’s ideas of how I should be spending my time.
I’ll need bravery to continue to market myself. I’d rather help others get noticed. But I must be willing to put myself out there more. Bravery will hold me up as I continue to learn new ways to market and arrange more venues to sell books.
As a mom and grandmother, I often give over my time to others. Bravery puts guilt aside. Without guilt plaguing me I’ll take time for myself and enjoy it.
I’m looking forward to seeing how brave plays out in my life in 2019.
What is your word for the year?
If you’ve not subscribe to jubilee Writer why not start out the year with me. I’ve got some wonderful authors guesting on my blog this year. And I’ll give you periodic updates on how brave I’m being. I always try to provide helpful writerly information and book reviews.