New Year’s Resolutions, 2014

My blogging app informs me that this is my 100th post. Go me! And go Fluent Historian blog.

I just realized that I never wrote about my New Year’s resolutions, so here goes. Here’s what I’m going to do in an attempt to improve myself in 2014:

  • Write more. This means more blogging and more fiction-writing. I am often reminded of Joanna Penn of the excellent Creative Penn blog. She wrote once that she has a sign by her desk that says, “Have you made art today?” I want to make art more often in 2014, whether this means writing fiction or playing the violin.
  • Worry less. Honestly, worrying about my job prospects just makes me exhausted. It accomplishes nothing useful and has only detrimental effects, so I want to stop doing this. There is a silver lining, though: I used to worry about grades a lot and now I don’t. I just study the material and try to have fun learning it.
  • Going back to writing, my first novel is coming out sometime this year! This is big news, as I have been wanting to publish a novel for a while now. I have been working on this book for ages and it is time for it to finally see the light of day.

So basically, my resolutions can be summed up into two basic ideas: write more and worry less.