Yes, I'm closing up shop during December. 2016 came in as usual last January, but it has been a long journey to healing from a fall I took at the end of January. A minor setback recently has required further treatment. I'm hoping by January 2017 to be free of the chronic pain I've experienced this year. Not only that November brought shocking news for some of us with the election results. I won't deny I have dealt with frustration, fear, and anger. Yet, there is nothing I can do. I have decided to accept the situation by keeping a watchful eye and ear on matters affecting my family.
Bottom line, I'm feeling quite overwhelmed and behind in my writing and family life. I have decided I need to take the month of December to "clean up" my act. Then I will begin the new year with a fresh start to my writing, the blog and newsletter, and even social media.
I will not be posting here or on Facebook or Twitter during December, with one exception. Amber Lea Starfire the 5th year of the "Take the 31 Days of Gratitude Challenge." The challenge runs during December on her Facebook Page, Writing Through Life. My participation there is all important to what I'm calling an "Advent of preparation." I need a breath of fresh air and more positivity in life, and this is how I plan to achieve it.
Any writing I do will be on my manuscript, and some time will focus on what I can bring to you in 2017. Christmas and the birth of the Christ Child is the focus of our holiday time.
The first newsletter of 2017 will come out on Wednesday, January 18th. My first blog post will publish on Wednesday, January 4th. Hope to connect with you then.
Sending the warmest of holiday greetings and abundant hope for the coming new year to each of you!
I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Peace to you.