The New Year is just around the corner and I have high hopes.

2015 drained me emotionally. The year was relentlessly hard in all ways and may have even been one of the hardest years of my life.

Is it wrong to expect that the magic turn of 2015 into 2016 will change anything in my life? Probably. But I have to hope for something; and right now it’s for a better year ahead.

I’ll be working hard in 2016 to create the positive changes I need in my life. I don’t expect anything good to be just handed to me inside a golden egg. I know life doesn’t work like that.

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, but this time I’m going to write a list of goals for 2016. Maybe together they’ll create a pathway for me. Or maybe I’ll forget them. I don’t know.

I’m excited about plunging back into writing again next year. I want to dive deeper, and achieve more, creatively, in 2016.

I’m also looking forward to learning Spanish with a dear friend. Possibly others will join us and we’ll form a group. The geographical distances between us will mean we’ll need to create some kind of online community to do this. I’ve no idea about how we’ll do any of it yet, but it’ll be an adventure. I’ve wanted to learn a second language since my teens.

The Perth Writer’s Festival will be on in late February 2016, and I’m excited to be attending again. I’ve already organised my accommodation with a city friend.

So I guess I’ll keep looking upward and moving forward as best I can. Even if at times it feels like I’m hobbling with one leg amputated, metaphorically speaking, and my brain a scrambled mess.

What are you most looking most forward to in 2016?


Jodie How

Jodie How

Jodie How is a writer who blogs about life, relationships, wellbeing and writing. She aspires to publish both fiction and biographical works.
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6 thoughts on “A NEW HOPE”

  1. Love this moo! I’m looking forward to also writing more and learning a second language in 2016. Will definitely need to put some plans in place to do that though as I won’t write unless I plan it properly. Maybe you could do a blog post on how you make time to write?!

  2. Hang in there Jodie and never give up. It’s a wonderful time of year to be able to turn over a new leaf and leave a difficult year behind. Your plans sound fantastic. Go for it.
    I’ve just come home from hunting and gathering (grocery shopping), and the way I feel now, I’m really looking forward to sleep in 2016 :). Truly!

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