On to a new year…

Why a post on the second day of the new year and not on the first? Because New Year’s resolutions and promises tend to be made on the first day of the new year, and are already on their way to being forgotten by its second day. So Author and Sister figured it might be a good idea to start the serious thinking after that giddy first day has passed. Just to make sure.

No resolutions here, though. No promises, either. Well, maybe some promises to themselves, to each other. But that’s a family thing. And a love thing. Other than that, Author and Sister’s is more of a to do list. Not all of it is known to them now, of course, but that’s part of the path, part of the adventure, not knowing all in advance, letting surprises have their say in the year ahead. But Author and Sister know enough about today, tomorrow, next week, what they want done in the months ahead, to set out the work they intend to do, to decide what they will do so that this year they will get closer, hopefully much closer, to where they want to be. And that includes, first and foremost, more books for their readers, and hopefully more tips, and more support, for their peers.

Which brings Author and Sister to their New Year’s tip: don’t make big plans. Just know what you want, that coveted dream at the end of the road, then get up tomorrow morning and take a step, however small, toward it. A step in the right direction is enough not only to begin closing the distance between you and your dream, it is also enough to remind you at the end of the day that no matter how you felt when you got up this morning, no matter how tired or discouraged you might have been, you still took that step. You did something. No matter how small, you did something.

And if you did it today, surely you can do it again tomorrow. And a year less two days from now, on the last day of 2017, a mere moment before a new year begins once again, you will be able to look back and know that you did your best. And maybe, just maybe, you will be closer to your dreams than you have thought possible. Just think how the first day of the next new year would feel then!


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