My first resolution of the new year is to take pictures of the girls every day all year long. I will have the camera ready for tomorrow.
My second resolution is less about being a parent and more about being creative:
I will write (and complete) at least four short stories this year.
I had considered writing a novel, but I think I'm not quite there yet. I am, though, at a place where I really want to pick up the writing again. Last year, I wrote three 20K-word short stories as a ghost writer. It was extremely challenging yet tons of fun. This year I want to write for myself. I've got some ideas rolling around in my head, so I'm going to put those ideas to paper. I may share them wholly or partially on the blog. I may start a completely different blog. I've also seen writing challenges floating around the Internet that sound like a fun way to challenge myself. I may do some of those or even create some of my own. I am a writing teacher after all; I've even considered doing some of the homework assignments I assign my students.
What are you resolutions this year? Do you have any? Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself, even if it only lasts until the end of January?
Resolutions or not, everyone have a wonderful evening and the happiest of new years!!