Farewell 2014 – say hello to 2015

Maybe…  Anyone else still feel like they are stuck in 2014? Anyone else still clearing off their desk and taking care of tasks that should have been done in 2014? Anyone else not even had a chance to consider New Year’s resolutions.

I set myself goals to clear off the old year – and I made those goals. Yes, in a panic, and likely more of a mess than I’d have liked but I made them. Then the new year started and the couple of days to rest and recuperate never happened. And I haven’t slowed down since. Starting the new year at top speed is NOT how I want to start the year, but there were a few mitigating circumstances. As long as I slow down when these issues are done with.

Except that is not likely with the release of Eyes to the Soul (Psychic Visions #7) on the 20th of January Eyes to the soul R1.3

and the release of

Scars (book 2 of Broken but… Mending) in February.

Scars R0.1

Thankfully, March has no new releases booked but I have back to back releases in April then May. Not to mention my daughter is graduating and my son is getting married, my house is for sale and I’ll need to buy a place and move.

Before then I have to have Vampire in Chaos done and Chilled by Death done. Sigh.

Do you know what my biggest problem is? Me! And that’s the real new year’s resolution I need to focus on – me – learning, accepting and following through on when I’m tired. When I need a break from writing. When I need to get back writing. When my muse needs to be locked up. When I need to turn my back on the stack of To Do lists. When I need to forgive myself for not managing to complete all I’d set out to do. When I need a kick in the butt – either to sit in the darn chair and work  or to get out of the house or a walk.

VID7R0.2Chilled By Death R0.3

I’m more determined than ever to honor the writer within, honor my process – whatever that may mean at the moment, and to allow my muse to take me where she wants to go. Of course while honoring all my current and future commitments. lol.

So what about you? Do you take care of yourself? Should you take better care? 

About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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6 Responses to Farewell 2014 – say hello to 2015

  1. I am still writing 2014 on things. And I probably will until well into February. LOL. I agree with you. I want to take more time for me this year — and definitely stress less about things. Good luck!
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    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Taking time for ourselves seems to be a hard thing to do. I’m pulled in so many directions that it can be days to weeks before I even remember to take care of me. I need to change that. Good luck on pulling your life more into line with your wishes!

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    Dale, you’re the best juggler I know! Much better than I am. Congrats on getting so much done!

    I try to take care of myself, but it doesn’t always work. Like right now, the darn snow is keeping me from walking. I am going to look into joining a fitness center. And I meditate almost daily, so at least I’m doing that.

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Edie,

      Sometimes I feel I’d be better off running away to the circus! I do get a lot done, but things that I don’t get done are starting to have greater meaning, like looking after me. 🙂

      I try hard, but that walk, that yoga session, that few moments of meditation all seem to fall by the wayside so darn fast… 🙁 I want to work on that more this year.

  3. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Dale,

    How quickly life can get out of control! Lol. And it’s all good, important stuff. Some days are just one foot in front of the other until I drop. 🙂 I’ve learned to grab a breath every chance I get, because they don’t come often. Congrats on your upcoming releases and your daughter’s graduation and son’s wedding!

  4. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Mary,

    It’s amazing isn’t it. We set forth with this big plan and before your foot lands on that very first step, it’s all amuck! Grabbing a breath sound like a good idea. I work such long days, and tend to so many people that I get lost in the day. And thanks for the congrats – given these are the releases or the first 5 months, I wonder what the rest of the year will bring. 🙂

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