Author's selfie Yummy! I like cantaloupe and other melons. I’d like to grow some ourselves if we end up having a garden this next year. I have some work to do in order to get something set up before we really can grow anything. Something else to think about for next year.

New Year

I’m excited about the new year! I’ll wrap up work on my MLIS degree and also ramp up work for my massive reboot of my writing, art, publishing, and coding! A big thing for me this year was improving my health. Between improvements to my diet, exercise, and taking care of my mental health, I’m doing great. It’s exciting to think of the possibilities in this next year.

One of the things I’m excited about won’t pick up until late 2017 and will carry over to 2018. I’m planning to attend a couple workshops in Lincoln City, led by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Smith. Between 2010-2014, I attended a long list of workshops they teach. I learned so much at those workshops. Then I decided to go back to school in late 2014 and started Fall 2015. My depression worsened as 2015 went on, but I didn’t recognize or accept it until after I was already back in school. Then I sought treatment and started making positive changes. It worked! I’ve been so much better since then even with the stress of work and school.

It’s been great to focus on libraries. I’m fortunate to work in libraries and look forward to continuing to work in libraries. I’m also looking forward to getting back into everything else. I don’t plan on setting any particular goals at this point in regards to my writing.

In fact, I also decided I was jumping the gun with tracking how much I was writing and trying to keep a streak going. I have a great deal of studying to do in anticipation of this next semester. I’ll still work on other things as time allows, but I also want to enjoy the winter break before I get swamped with school again. I’ll do what I can and have fun!

I hope you have a great new year!