Monday, January 6, 2014

Birthdays and New Beginnings

Today is my birthday!  I love birthdays! Not surprising to anyone close to me, I love the idea of a day all about ME! :D 

But I also love celebrating others' birthdays too.  Everyone deserves a day all about them (more than once a year in my opinion!)

I've never been a big one for New Year's resolutions, but I do consider my birthday a new start. A time to reflect and make new plans. It’s simply a coincidence that mine falls close to the new year J

2013 was a great year, personally and professionally.  Here’s how I know—if someone said, “you’re going to relive this year over again", I’d say “great!”

I think that’s the most important thing I do every year—I vow to make the year ahead the best I can.  There are lots of things out of my control that can and will affect the year. All I can do is my best.

And that’s the sum of my plan—to look back 365 days from now and ask “did I do everything I could to make this year the best one yet?”

In 2013...

I published four books and one novella, wrote five full-length novels and two short stories.

I got to go some amazing places!

I got to spend time with friends and family, read, write, travel, see movies and live stage shows, laugh, eat, drink, dream!  And now I have an opportunity that we ALL have at New Year's, or on our birthdays... or TODAY! To start fresh and making something new and great out of what we have!

I can't wait to see what 2014 will bring!


Meg Benjamin said...

Happy birthday, Erin!

PG Forte said...

Happy birthday! And can I just say I'm madly jealous of your 2013?

Kelly Jamieson said...

Happy birthday Erin!!