I have written this post several times, and each time, nothing felt right.
So I’m just gonna list stuff instead, ’cause who really cares if this is a lazy-like post instead of my usual carefully-articulated, I-really-hope-this-makes-me-sound-smart-and-talented posts, typically written when I’m wide-awake.
Because I’m not bloody awake. I am sitting before my grandmother’s laptop, eyes drooping and throat drier than a cat’s tongue, writing this on the evening of 28 December so I can schedule it—because my paternal family’s Christmas dinner is on the first day in 2017, which is really stretching it. It’s difficult to sync over 30 people’s schedules to allow them to come together for one day. And with the gift-unwrapping tradition—one-by-one, youngest to oldest, savoring every freaking gift—it will be dark before they all go home, after which I will shower, blow-dry my hair, possibly see if Pixels or Jurassic World is available to watch for the over-twentieth time, maybe read a book, and literally fall into bed. ???
I’m also writing it now, ’cause I’m making chocolate-covered pretzels for the potluck. And I would like to try adding SunButter to that, because yes. I also want fam to stop being babies about vegan, free-from foods and lead them to think it’s maybe peanut butter. ? (What is it with people and free-from foods?)
I mentioned some changes in a #LizLately post.
So I guess I should address some of those.
But first: Last year, I read 16 books. This year, I’d like to read 17. I’m way surprised I even surpassed one book, and it’s so weird how the quantity of books flew by so fast, almost feeling like nothing—and yet remembering the lot of the books I read. It’s not a goal, but a challenge. ✊
I dislike how I currently blog about my life.
I’m less personal. Shit happens, and I lock up. ?
Trying to blog every other day grew exhausting, especially as I tried to experience life more. I’ll be moving to an every-three-days schedule of some sort this year.
I want to write more. I finish a book, and then it’s like writing is my new BFF all over again, with all the keys to the doors dripping into buckets. I also want 100 rejections. I want to write for other sites and print magazines. ?
I’m changing so I will love me, and I’m taking my blog with me.
I grew tired of 6birds.net, so I renamed it to janepedia.com.
I dislike writing link love posts and sticking to loads of series, so I’m not gonna.
I’m working on things behind the scenes I’m excited about, but it will a whileeee, which means I will tease you endlessly until some kind of an actual sneak peek comes. One has to do with—oh, wait, I’m not telling yet. ?
I’m a work-in-progress.
I’m always learning. I’m always contradicting myself, because I’m human; that’s what we do when we learn from our experiences.
I’m nowhere near complete, but here’s to 2017 and working on my masterpiece! Happy new year! ???