The last IWSG post of the year!

from Google...where else?

from Google...where else?

Wait, what? As I read the question posed by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group this month, it made me realize that this is it.  This is the last month of the year. Should I feel some sort of way right now? Sad? Regretful? Excited? Anticipatory? Is that a word? Must be because the red squiggly line didn’t show up. I honestly don’t feel anything about it being the end of 2017. Well, that’s not quite true…more on that in a minute.

I had a decent year. I mean, if I wanted to, I could go back and look at certain parts of it and say, “Man, that really sucked when (insert whatever) happened,” but I’d rather not.

Instead, I’d rather put a positive frame on those things that happened to our family this year. We went through some emotional trials, but we all grew and evolved as a result. So, no, I wouldn’t go back and do anything differently. Each experience for me is a teaching tool.

My only regret each and every year is not getting to the beach more often, but that really isn’t a complaint now is it? I’m very fortunate to live so close to the coast. I can go any day it’s warm enough, even in February like that freaky day this year.

The rest of this month and next month will be exciting for us around here, as will 2018. So I guess there's a bit of anticiation.  I’m looking forward to spending the holiday season with my entire family so blogging time will be limited during the Christmas and New Year weeks. I may not make it for the January IWSG.

We are expecting our first grandchild the end of January and that’s just too exciting for words! I’ve also been volunteering for a community that I can’t wait to share with you, hopefully sometime in the next few months.

Lastly, I anticipate that my second self-help book will be done by the end of 2018. Cool beans! It's been a slow pace for sure but that's okay with this happy turtle. Any progress is forward progress for me.

Will you be slowing down your blogging during the holiday season?



This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Its purpose is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! A big thank you to Alex Cavanaugh for making it all happen. You rock!

Please be sure and stop by and visit our co-hosts for this month: Julie Flanders, Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and Heather Gardner!

As always, I'll be by after work. See you soon!