I hope this finds you well. For many of us, this is one of the busiest times of the year. It can be a joyous occasion, or it can be a dreadful time. Either way, I hope that you found time to come to peace with whatever this year brought you. As 2022 draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting a lot.
This year, many things happened in my life. Some of them are writing related. Some of them are not. I think, that as a writer, all things lead back to that inner creative part of us though. In a way, there wasn’t anything that happened this year that didn’t either stifle or spur on my creativity.
I won’t waste this space or your time naming all the things that went bad or well in my life this year. Let me give you three of each.
Three bad things:
My father died after a grueling battle with kidney failure.
I became too ill to work a “regular” job due to illness.
My health declined rapidly.
Three good things:
I started writing again.
I published four books.
I learned to focus on what I need for the future.
You see, those bad things enable the good things. I didn’t see that until recently. I dive into fantasy worlds to get away. I needed an escape from reality, so I dove back in. I also learned that I needed to figure out what I needed for the future to be successful. These aren’t easy tasks.
With all that being said, I hope that someday in the not so far away future, I’m able to be a full-time author. That’s why i’m obnoxiously shouting about my books from the rooftops. Feel free to shout with me.
What are some different things you learned this year? Comment below.
I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year. See you next year! ;)
All my best,
Jenna B. Neece
I’m sad to learn that your father died. I’m thankful that you had good moments this year that kept you going. Thanks for all that you do.