Now here we are, twenty years later. We're all a bit older, some family and some friends are no longer with us, and the world just keeps ticking away.
A lot of people make resolutions for the new year. When I was much younger, I used to too. These days, I realize a lot of things are out of my control. I no longer make resolutions.
Instead, I take stock of what is working in my life and know I need to continue to do more of that. Eating healthy, maintaining a good weight, and working out are among those things. As far as writing, I write five days a week for three hours a day and that's enough to keep my production where it needs to be. I enjoy my job and love my publisher and my editor, so that makes me happy.
Now don't get me wrong - there are things I'd love to do. I'd love to be able to build a new house and move into it (one story please.) I'd love a new car, but my old one still runs fine and I'd have to get a day job to afford a car payment, so that's a trade-off I'm not willing to make just yet.
So as the old year ends and the new begins, I think of all that I'm grateful for - family, friends, dogs, my volunteer work, good health, and my job. As the clock strikes midnight, I raise a glass in gratitude.
I'll end with asking you this - three days in to 2020 and what are you grateful for? Please let me know in the comment section.