Happy New Year!

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Can you believe it? We’re four days into the new year already! And I haven’t written the customary ‘Happy New Year’ post! But I have a good reason. Like last year, I welcomed this year 35,000 ft in the air. We caught the sun rising over Mumbai and San Francisco. What a mesmerizing spectacle! The sky looked like a strawberry and tangerine layer cake floating in cloudy marshmallow sauce. It’s times like this I don’t feel like whipping out my phone to take pictures.

My toddler was asleep in my lap, the plane was quiet except for the occasional whimper from an uncomfortable child. I just sat there, enjoying the serenity. I also threw out a wish into the Universe!

2016 ended well for me from a writing perspective. One of my personal essays got Discover’ed by the WordPress Editors – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/53424024/posts/20198 and another post that I had submitted to a South Asian literary magazine and forgotten about, finally got accepted! http://theaerogram.com/sisterhood-semolina-cakes/

Here’s hoping this spate of acceptances continues in 2017!

I’m really not a “resolutions” person. When Conan O’Brien said- “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, I make New Year’s Vague Declarations of Semi-Intent,” I’m pretty sure he was talking about me! So I’ve made a list of things I want to do more of. I started doodling in my notebook on the flight and I came up with this.

Happy New Year

Nothing groundbreaking, but I’m going to keep it simple this year. And oh, one more thing I want to continue doing is to write, without holding back and without procrastinating. Wish me luck!

Hope you’re having a great start to the New Year. I’ll leave you with my favorite quote from Neil Gaiman. Hope 2017 is kinder on all of us! Happy New Year!

neil gaiman

6 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. lwhite49

    I am like you I have no New Years resolution to put down to set for myself. But, I just thought of one as I answering your Blog. Finish writing my book this year. Will be my long range goal for this year. My other goals are and will be remodeling our second bedroom into our book library and combining the two closet into one and making into a walk in closet in master bedroom. Then as summer begins our driveway will rip apart and leveled out and the aluminum carport brought up put on foundation and closed in to make into a garage. Not much really going on to keep me busy but these are some goals are set aside for this year. Not much else to do I am not one to really set goals never really fall through with them. I feel what you are saying about writing. I haven’t been successful in much of what I have written or epublished at this moment but I hope this year will be better for my writing than it has been in the pass. I really haven’t gotten any response to any of my Blogs I written I still continue to write not going to give up. I love expressing my inter thoughts in words even if they don’t get read. At least they are out there for someone to read some day. And my name is an author on a book hope couple more books here soon. Well good luck congratulations in your success in your accomplishments at least someone achieving in their writing. That has to account for something right. Good in the future.


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