Happy New Year!
I hope everyone got some time to relax and refresh! The past month has been busy in the best type of way, with love and friendship and the types of moments that demand nostalgia before they're over. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions (I prefer daily ones) but relish reflections.
1. Take time for yourself because people will rarely give it to you.
2. Spend time with family, whether that's the one you were given or the tribe you built for yourself.
3.Don't ever give up on those you love. A cry for help, acceptance, or security can be disguised in many ways.
4. One day, you'll wake up and realize that not only have you accepted everything you've been through but that you've also found contentment with the absence of certain people.
5. Keep a notebook for your own thoughts and the wisdom of others. Reading and writing make you a better person. (I ordered notebooks and feminist cards from Rifle Paper Company. They also had this wonderful Anatomy of Love card!)
6. Don't let the world harden you. Be an advocate for those who are struggling.
7. Creative pursuits are fun and fulfilling but they are also work. Don't allow your motivation to wane because of this.
8. Read outside your genre to improve your writing. Study the way television shows introduce characters and conflict. Analyze a short story. Sift through poetry.
9. Surround yourself with people who are more intelligent/inspiring/successful/insert any positive adjective than you.
10. Confidence is quiet. If you're great, the world will tell you. You won't need to tell the world.