So here we are at the end of 2013, and a brand new year is waiting around the corner. What will it hold for you? Would you like to know if you could? How many of the resolutions you made last year have you actually kept?
It’s a strange thing, making resolutions on one particular day. There’s nothing to stop us doing it all year, but somehow we make this day the key to changing things in our lives. When I was young I used to make long lists of resolutions. I found one recently and it seemed to be full of things such as working hard at school and helping more around the house. I don’t write lists of them any more, but I still can’t resist making promises to myself about things I’d like to change or do better.
The main thing I’m going to be doing in 2014 is read more. I’ve been writing and writing (and editing and editing!) for the last 18 months, and I’ve just submitted the final draft of the new book. It’s been a tough journey, as I’ve had very little time to work on it (I have a full time day job too), but it’s now done, and the revisions have been worth it. My ‘to be read’ pile is huge, and I barely know where to start. (Below is a random selection of books gathered from around the house which I want to read – there are dozens more I could pick!).
But if I use my precious spare time to read, I won’t be able to make a start on my next project, so it’s a tough choice. Perhaps I should give myself a little time off. What do you think? And which of my ‘to be read’ pile should I read first?