Write more. My new year resolution. Simple. Right? Or maybe I should take a resolution to keep life simple. Simple = Happy. Right?
There is something about being in between. Walking home from your school bus stop. Driving to work on a rainy morning. When the season changes. When it’s midnight. When a year is about to turn into another.
This sensation of being in between brings with it a sense of possibility. A chance at wrapping things up. Starting fresh. Hope. Excitement. Nervousness. Happiness. Maybe I won’t make the same mistakes again. Maybe what’s new will be good. Maybe my dog will bark less. Maybe I will get to sleep more.
I have one, just one example, of a resolution that I stuck to. I use that as a motivation to take a new one every year. This year I tried some new things. I learnt to drive. Spent hours having coffee. Shifted houses. Chased vampires. Completed 25 story books in my Goodreads 2017 challenge.
This year I didn’t write nearly enough. I didn’t remain calm. I did not meditate as many days as I planned. I skipped meals. I didn’t practice playing the piano. Lost my temper. Got worried.
So many things I want to do. As many things, I want to start. More things I want to complete. Let’s focus on one thing. Just one. The main one. Simple.
So come midnight I write. And in this post, I share this wish with all of you who care to hang out at the brew. I wish we enjoy the coming day that will be brand new.
Be creative. Be inspired. Be kind. Be fearless. Be adventurous. Fall in love. Learn something new. Above all be happy this new year.
Have a happy new year!
indrani robbinsJanuary 15, 2018 at 12:26 am
you have a brill year too, rhea. and yes, let’s write more. lots more. hopefully the world out there will be a bit less needy and demanding and we shall have the time and mind to get busy at the brew. lovely writing that, maybe i should heed your advice and fall in love. what. say.
rhea sinhaJanuary 16, 2018 at 12:43 am
Thank you indi di.. I love how you perfectly understand there is a frame of mind when you can write.. and world only adds disruption mostly to that.. once in a while throws in some inspiration.
about to be 3 years since we started writerbrew.. can you believe it has been this long? and can you believe we know each other for only 3 years? haha fall in love? I already have.. with writing 🙂 .. now need to work hard to keep the relationship…
indrani robbinsJanuary 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm
yes, the relationship needs some work… elope with the beloved. we’ve known each other a bit longer, almost five years i think… remember blast?
DurgaSJanuary 17, 2018 at 3:40 pm
I read the title and thought, hey that’s HSM. Not an HSM fan though, but do know a few Disney songs. Lovely pondering of thoughts Rhea. Yes, life keeps throwing these hurdles in between, taking us away from the things we love to do. Me too hoping we get to write more and more, as ideas haven’t ceased to overflow. As fluently as the fingers tap on the keys, may fluently our writings also be! Here’s wishing for a fulfilling new year at writersbrew. ☺
Three years, Wow!
rhea sinhaJanuary 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm
ohhh I should definitely put that video here. I like High School Musical I.. and that song is also on new year’s eve isn’t it? Thanks for the wish Durga di.. Hope it comes true for all of us..