What I Hope This Year Holds (I wrote this last year)

I stopped writing last year.

It was unexpected and is devastating.  I don’t feel it is writer’s block, but I don’t know what it is. I want to write, but I don’t necessarily want to dig deep. I didn’t want to feel any more than I had to. I don’t know how I’ll handle it, but not writing is being just as brutal.
I don’t really believe in resolutions per say, but I must do a better job at keeping a journal this year. I must.

Going to write a letter now.

Dearfutureme is calling.



I wrote this as a part of a larger article a few years ago when I was actively trying to let go of my difficult feelings towards this holiday. I appreciated the sentiment, and want to remember it. I hope you will too!

I don’t usually wish people a Happy New Year. I don’t think positive wishes should end after one day; those wishes should be carried throughout the next 12 months. So with a nod to Neil Gaiman, these are my New Year wishes for you.
I hope that by putting your dreams in God’s hands they take flight. I hope you meet interesting, heart uplifting people, I hope you try something new and enjoyable. I hope grief and discouragements are infrequent visitors in your life, I hope strength and courage knock on your door every day, – I hope you open the door. I hope you spend some quality time with family, friends and yourself, but most of all, I hope we spend some time with God getting to know Him and all of His wonderful plans for our lives.
I wish you a Happy All Year.


Happy Christmas!

I havent been visiting my blog as I would like, and there are a few reasons for that. The most pressing being – it is easier for me to hold my phone.  I have two note apps which I use often, but i’ve never gotten the hang of using word press. Ive discovered a couple of interesting apps. One called

Slowly – Write a letter to the world.
The premise behind this app seems to be simulating the pen pal experience of old.  Back in the day , you’d have to wait how ever many days it took to get to your pen pals house and the time it took for your letter to get back. In our current climate of text messaging and emails, we dont have to wait more than  few seconds to hear from most any where what slowly does is tack on time to your message depending on how far away your pen pal is.  So essentially, this app allows you to meet people from all over the worlds and depending on how far away they are, you’ll hear back from them in 3 days. It’s a cute concept, but if you are not a millennial and have actually lived the pen pal life, this app might be too fabricated for you.

Litsy – Where books make friends. It’s like instagram for your books. I really like this app. You get to know people based on their book reviews and their book choices.

I completed The Book Challenge, even though I havent updated in a long while. I didn’t hit my goal of 52 books this year.I was about 10 shy.

I think that as long as the people cannot be paid, their government should not get time off for vacation.

Christmas is not an easy time for me, but I remember when it was. You have the best Christmas you possibly can!