Posts Tagged ‘looking forward’

That’s my magic word for 2015.

I think it’s a pretty special word.  Think about it.  Life is thrown at us and sometimes it knocks us out.  It doesn’t have to.  We can take what we are given and create from it our own path instead of letting it form us.

And, on a different level, I am wanting to start new things this year so I hope to be creating new things.  There’s zentangle that I want to start doing daily.  I’m also doing a 30 day online art journal project, hoping to create a space for myself to start being more creative.  And I want to help indie writers so I’m hoping to create a little spot right here to help them.  In fact, maybe one day soon I’ll join those indie authors and I can help myself a bit through this blog.  That’s another thing I hope to create this year…my writing…I need to do more of it and take it more seriously as I’ve pretty much abondoned it.

I want to create more wonderful moments with my grandsons and my familly; create more memories!

If we don’t create things, we’ll run out of new things and stagnate.  That’s not good.  I don’t want that to be me.

So join me in 2015.  Let’s all try to create something good for ourselves and those around us!


To read about the words other bloggers have chosen for the year and how they hope to use the word, go here: 2015 Word Of the Year

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I discovered this week that my blog doesn’t have an “About” page. I think I used to have one when I first started this blog but I deleted it at one point because I was unhappy with it. I have trouble describing what my blog is about or telling people what I am about so that page no longer exists. But that should not be the case. I thought I had one. Oops! Well, I resolve to write a new “About” page before the page turns to October on my calendar. (Well, I don’t really have a calendar, nor do I wear a watch or use one, but that’s maybe something I can put into my About page.)

I’m also experimenting with changing my blog theme but I have to spend some time looking at what is available because a lot of the themes I have seen appear very cluttered and confusing to me. When I can’t figure out how to navigate a blog I land on, and I spend some time trying to and still can’t, then I have to conclude that the theme is too difficult for the Every Day Person to figure out. I have been blogging, writing them and reading them, for close to two decades so if I can’t figure it out, then something is wrong. So in the coming weeks I hope to find a new theme that works for me (and for you), however, if I don’t I’ll modify this one and update it so it looks a little newer. I will at least have to find a new header photo. The one I am using now shows my oldest grandson when he was about 20 months. He’s now 4 1/2 years old! So I need to change it!

I also want to add a page with books I’ve read in 2014, or maybe a widget listing the book I am currently reading or a link to my Goodreads page. We shall see.

Posts I need to write soon:
1. How to effectively critique a piece of writing without stomping on the writer and making them back into a corner never to pick up a pen again. Yeah, that happens. It shouldn’t. I’ll write about it.
2. My experiences with writing groups: what makes them work and what doesn’t (hint: it’s related to number 1 above).
3. How to help a child begin writing so that they learn to love it (should work for “non children” as well). I guess it will be an assortment of tips and tricks I’ve used while teaching writing and coaching writing teachers. I’m actually thinking it could be a once a week thing or maybe a separate Writing Page on this blog.

As you can see, I’ve a lot to do with this blog and I figured that if I put it down here, it makes me stick to doing it. These are my plans for this blog and I hope to get some of them done by the end of October so I can be free to concentrate on NaNoWriMo once again. Some things won’t be done but I hope to have started them…such as the Writing Page/Series.

So y’all come back now, y’a hear?

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