Happy New Year everyone! I hope you rang in the new year with style, or if you are like me, at least did something that made you happy. I got comfy on my couch, near a roaring fire and watched Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V. Thanks Netflix for feeding my Shakespeare habit. It was a quite night, yet I was content, doing something that makes me happy.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I made a couple, like every year, but unlike years past, I did not make any that I know would not last. I didn’t commit to exercising everyday (I won’t) nor did I commit to completely changing my lifestyle (to big of a goal). I’ve made resolutions like these in the past, only to feel self induced pressure and a failure when I did not live up to my expectation. No, this year I decided to commit to writing and reading more; two things I love to do, but find myself distracted by TV and school. I can’t do much about my school schedule, but I can keep the TV off. This is one of my resolutions. If I need sound, I will turn on a podcast. Right now I’m listening to the Gralien Report, not the best, but I love Micha Hanks’ voice.
I resolved to write at least three times a week, hoping this leads to a habit of writing every day. Honestly, I don’t write a lot anymore because I haven’t felt I have anything worthwhile to share. This excuse stops today! If I wrote about half the stuff that goes through my head, I’d be blogging three to four times a day. I know, the more we write, the more we find our voice and things to say. I have heard this many times, but never thought it applied to me. I will take this advice and vow to write more and worry less about my subject matter.
I started to write this blog about 2012; what I learned this last year and events that shaped my year. I stopped and hit the delete key. Another resolution of mine is to look forward and let the past be. I had to say goodbye to a deep love, and lay to rest a favorite family member. Both events affected my outlook and why I resolve to go forward. No more wishing things were different, no more dwelling on the past. I’m grabbing my future and making use of each day. I’ll work towards my long range goals of teaching and writing.
So this leads me to an announcement. Starting this year, my blog will live up to its name. It is after all called The View From Sari’s World. My writing will be all over the place, each blog post will be whatever is on my mind, or in my world that day. I may write about Bigfoot DNA, no, not as proof of the existence of the hairy beast, but as it pertains to junk science. Medieval and Elizabethan history will pop up frequently as will my take on dystopian literature and pop culture. Your feedback will dictate which direction I take. This is a blog designed to promote chatter, so the posts that generate the most conversation will be followed by more of the same. Even though it’s my world, we all live in it, and what you have to say is important to me.
I look forward to our visits.