Resolutions: Looking Forward to the New Year by Rosalind
It’s 2016, and like every year, it’s a bit of a shock that we’ve done it again. 12 months from 2015, it almost doesn’t feel real, and as I look back to all I did last year it gives me both a nervousness and a feeling of excitement for what will go down now that we’ve started again. 2015 was a year that I think I’ll always remember as a writer, as a learner, as a scholar, and as a woman. 2015 I experienced my 4th successful NaNoWriMo, I got A’s and B’s in all my classes, I bred happy and healthy leopard geckos, and I became deeply and passionately involved in my journey of feminism, Buddhism, civil rights, and I even begun proudly volunteering for organizations such as Judy’s Pet Rescue and Planned Parenthood.
2015 was full of new beginnings, of growth and of education, of new friendships and connections. 2015 was truly inspiring, and so 2016 brings me a confidence that is almost overwhelming. As a resolution, I’ve focused on my emotional health and writing routine. I plan to get back into my 1,000 daily word diet, and meditate daily for both inspiration in writing and my own spirituality. I plan to work even harder to contribute to some of my favorite writing and herpetology magazines, and I am even going to strive at writing my own nonfiction herpetology book and hopefully go on to investigate the world of self publishing.
The past year has been one of the most crucial of my teenage life, and changes have come quite drastically and fast. Some changes have been good, some changes have been bad, some changes have been exciting, and some have been very sad, but all in all I have never been prouder of a previous year. I’ve really experienced independence in myself, and this has caused my writing to grow into so much more than what it began to be many years ago. I’ve seen a million things to apply to my personal life, and 2016 feels like it is looking to be one hell of a decent year. I expect the adventure to be something incredible; I’m sure this time next year I’ll have some very good things to say.