Thursday, December 29, 2016

It's the End of the World as We Know It...And I Feel Fine

I feel like my goals for the year are always the same and yet somehow I end up at the end of the year basically the same. It kinda sucks.

I lost some weight. Woo-hoo.

I started training for my marathon in May. Woo-hoo.

I'm trying a new way of approaching food. Woo-hoo.

I know it sounds a little sarcastic, but honestly, 2016 has been one nut punch after another. Not just personally, I am sure you all read the news, you know what's going on with the world. Sometimes it just seems like it would be easier to just lay down for a while with the covers over my head and pretend life isn't happening the way it is.

But, that solves nothing.

Because I am training (successfully might I add, already on week 3) for a marathon I am going to once again attempt my running goal of 1000 miles next year. I get close, or I do really well in January and then I slag off. Not this year.

I have my training plan posted at work, plus I have a planner I got at the dollar store that has all my workouts in it. I'm the kind of person who likes to put a check mark next to something when she accomplishes it. With my planner and my monthly schedule at work, I think I'll be putting in lots of check marks.

I started writing again. Finished a rough draft of one story. It has been bothering me. I walked away from it for a month, then was inspired to come back to it. I think I have figured out my issue with it, I want it to be more romantic than my characters want it to be. Which sounds dumb coming from a woman who wants to write romance novels. But, this one needs something else. I'll continue to work with it until it is right. There are other stories in my head that need to come out. I'll work on those in 2017, as well.
Notebook from my awesome friend to write down story ideas. And an idea. Is it just me or is there a serious lack of romances about women in their thirties? They are all either ingenues, or in their twenties just discovering the world.
Is this a wrap-up post? Not exactly. But, it's where I am right now. Hope you have a fantastic 2017!