“Happy New Year, Welcome 2016!”

I’m bucking tradition and not making any new resolutions for 2016. I still have the ongoing ones from 2015: Eat healthier, exercise more, escape into nature more, become a minimalist, and spend more time with my Mom, family, and friends. I will also continue to delve deeper into writing for children.

Looking back on 2015, I’m satisfied with writing many new picture book manuscripts. To me, that’s an accomplishment in itself. I sent two of those manuscripts out to three agents and one editor. I plan to increase that volume in the New Year. So the journey and quest continues.

Poppy Field_eyelevel_wmkLike a field of wild poppies, I believe my greatest accomplishments this year were people, whether family or friends. Most exciting to me was reconnecting with two childhood friends who are sisters whom I met at age five. We were best friends on top of that, so they will always both be my sisters. About ten years ago we each lost contact of each other for one reason or another, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is the three of us have been reunited. I can thank Facebook for one connection and God for bumping into the other sister at a health fair.

I have made some new friends and acquaintances this year as well. I will spend more of my time with my Mom, and with my friends also where we have let too many months go between us.

Here’s wishing and hoping for a very Healthy, Productive New Year for my family, friends, blog followers, and myself!

Your input: What were some of your highlights in 2015? What are your resolutions for 2016?


6 thoughts on ““Happy New Year, Welcome 2016!”

  1. I had many highlights from 2015, but the one that stands out the most is graduating with my master’s degree. For 2016 I have many writing plans and some life plans, but as far as resolutions I have zero. I do have a list of accomplishments, which I find work better for me.

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  2. Congrats on your master’s degree, Savannah! I like the sound of a New Year accomplishment better than a resolution, too. A plan is something that can be worked toward without fear of failing.


  3. I love your thoughtful musing over the year to come. I know that it will be a good one for you because you have so many stories waiting to published. I admire you balancing family, friends and writing. You have taught me so many things and I am working on my stories with your tutoring, thank you.

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  4. Thank you for your encouraging and caring comments, Carole. I know how important family and writing is to you as well. I am so glad we’ve been able to learn from each other. It’s been rewarding for me to pay it forward.


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