Happy new year!
Yes, I am aware it’s February but January was spent getting over the train wreck that was 2020. What a year! 2020 was when we realize that it is always darkest before dawn and that dawn might be false, a lull to even more darkness. It also highlighted the need for human connection, kindness, and investing in humans and healthcare systems.
Before going further, I want to know how you are doing. How are you holding up? If you need it, don’t be afraid to seek help. At the end of this post will be a list of resources that, hopefully, might help you as this year goes on.
Without further ado, let’s dive into my promises for 2021.
...Life is never guaranteed. It is a collection of finite moments in a tapestry still being woven...
2021 will mark a decade that I have been writing with a view towards publication and I wanted to do something special. I have several blog posts in the works geared towards advice for new writers with a “what I wished I knew when I started out” theme. There’ll be guest bloggers and a general appreciation of the writing community. These posts will go out monthly.
Loving the new website aesthetic? I wanted a more streamlined look and have been working hard to get it to you on time. Check out my Writings section for information regarding my Works-in-Progress. I have a three year look-ahead for you. The writing resource section has more resources than ever and I hope to keep adding more information throughout the year.
So, what are my promises for 2021?
This year, I’m all about self-care. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have to appreciate the big moments but savour the small ones. Life is never guaranteed. It is a collection of finite moments in a tapestry still being woven. Life can be tragic. It can also be beautiful and even in the saddest moments, there is hope.
One last thing
Remember, sorrow may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. It does not matter if the world is blanketed in darkness, what comes next is light. There is always light. Sorrow is a marker of how much you have lived.