Well, it’s four days into the new year, which means I’ve been reflecting on how last year was. It started off kind of bad due to job stuff, but after March everything got much better. I finished a draft of a novel early in the year, and then another draft of a different (and much better) novel. I’m actually considering hiring an editor to work with me on this draft because I’d love to get an independent, objective opinion from someone who doesn’t know me personally.
I also stopped reading the news in 2015, which was perhaps the most significant change I made. Overall, the results have been fantastic and I would recommend this change to everyone. I’ve started reading a few news items in Russian here and there, but I don’t read English-language media at all anymore, unless someone specifically sends me a story.
So yes, 2015 was a good year. I read a lot of books, did a lot of writing (see my forthcoming writing report later this week), and even finished making an afghan for my living room. I also started a blog series called Wednesday Music in which I write about a different piece of classical music once a week.
One thing that I wish were different about 2015 was the amount of violin playing I did. I didn’t play nearly enough, unfortunately. (Playing more will definitely be a resolution for this year.)
Want to know what my 2016 resolutions are? Check back on this blog on Tuesday and Thursday for more detailed posts.
How was 2015 for you? Did you accomplish your goals?