Tomorrow I go back to school for the year. It's a teacher only day but there are loads of things to do. I am really strict on myself that school is for school and home is for home so I have not been in at all until I am required to. Though, I have been keeping abreast with the English Online chatter over the holidays and thinking about my students from last year and my students for this year.
I have been granted a publishing extension for the last book which is very welcome but 2011 (ten years since.....) and I have also given thought to some goals for this year.
Spend as much time reading as I do writing.
Spend more time writing than I do watching tv.
Spend better times with my family.
And, despite the weakness of my 45 year old body, exercise more.
Eat and drink less.
Work toward forging a lifestyle which reflects my heart's desire: to be humbly obedient to God and passionately involved in the lives of others.
By year's end, this is what I hope has happened:
Bloodlines has been nominated for at least one award;
I am a free agent, helping kids and writing up storms;
My eldest has had a great first year at uni and been offered another scholarship'
Our youngest has had a successful first senior year and nailed the 100cm jump with her horse!
Hubby, god-like man that he is, has done all that he has desired for the team he works with and scored three more A+s for his uni papers.
My mother (and his) have continued with good health and heart.
The debt is a little less and the happiness much more.
All do-able me thinks.