Whenever The Year Ends I…..

Daily Writing Prompt for our January 2017 – 30 Day Writing Challenge.

Well, there we have it, the Writer’s Challenge officially starts January 2, 2017 (tomorrow).  At this point, Sunday, January 1st, I have absolutely NO idea what thoughts or feelings this article will convey when all said and done.

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Image by Savemoremoneythanme.com

I don’t have the images all organized either.  I do know I am keeping my fingers crossed that my eagerness to do complete each days Challenge, remains as strong through the month as it is right now!

I guess we will all have to check back tomorrow to see where this goes!

There are a few thoughts floating around in this head of mine, none of which are organized. Many would not fit in the same Niche or Topic.  So your guess is as good as mine.

Just so we are all on the same page starting out, I absolutely DID intentionally throw out this little “teaser”.  My motive is to hopefully keep you wondering and maybe there is a chance a “Blogging Buddy” might decide to join me.

So, I will sign off for now and take the random thoughts and sleep on them.  Understand I am banking on the hopes I wake up somewhat in the mind frame I am tonight.  If not, this just might be an interesting article.  I am extremely curious to find out!

For the sake of not wanting this to turn into a short story and scare my readers away, I will leave you with this introduction.  Go ahead and   “TWEET”, “SHARE”,  “LIKE”, “COMMENT” and “REBLOG”!  We just might get a crowd here tomorrow before the my mind is done!  If you aren’t quite “up to speed” refer to the article I posted yesterday, “2017 – How I Will Make It My Year To Shine!”  to get caught up with us.

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“Whenever The Year Ends, I…….”

We’re back and ready for the Challenge.

To answer the Prompt Question.  Like most people I have encountered, I have my list Resolutions, New Year Goals, New Year To Do’s.  Many different labels put on the tradition of starting fresh in the New Year.  Personally, there isn’t really name for my list.  As I sit here now and have raised that question, I’m going with “2017 Achievements & Adjustments”.

Whenever the year ends, I always look at what I want to achieve in the coming year.  This list might consist of things not achieved the prior year or new ones.  Whatever the case, I make my list on paper or in my head.

Reflecting on the previous year.

When I finally started thinking about the year 2016 sneaking past me quickly, I began reviewing.  There are achievements I certainly did accomplish.   There are achievements I no way expected, nor on my  New Year’s Resolution List.

Having an article published or starting Midwestgirlsdreams.com, did not make the 2016 list nor any previous year’s as far as that goes.  In fact, I wasn’t quite sure what “Blogging” was all about.  Bringing to mind the old saying, “It will happen when you least expect it.”

I did not expect it!

My lists for the New Year get revised periodically. 

Best laid plans of mice and men”, they say.  Not sure who “they” are, but they are correct.

In the past, not making a goal a reality bothered me.  It bothered me quite a bit actually.  Made me feel as if I failed somehow.  With age there comes wisdom, I’ve been told.  The decision within me was made to focus on what was accomplished instead of what was not.

Did I make any steps toward that goal and what needs to happen next?

The first week of January 2016, I became unemployed.  THAT was NOT on my New Year’s List!  As of January 2, 2017, I remain unemployed.  Guess what’s on my 2017 list.  A stronger more, aware person has evolved because of it all.  Sometimes those lessons life teaches us, leads you along some pretty tough roads.

What knowledge have I gained?  “Where There Is No Struggle, There Is No Strength”.  That bit of knowledge was gained by a “Phrase Prompt” given to me as part of our Writer’s Challenge a State Of Liberation Lifestyle Magazine. Perfect for me at the time and wow, how true!

My lists also gets a little longer as well.

Becoming a Blogger/ became a reality six months into  2016.  Not on my list, no plan set to follow.  There it was, what do I do now?  So, I wrote, wrote and wrote some more.  Did what I knew.  Felt overwhelmed many times, doubting my abilities to really pull this off.

Then readers began to comment on articles.  Some of those comments let me know they related in one way or another,  It was then I realized blogging was a possibility for me.  The more active I became, the more knowledge I gained.  My patience tested on more than one occasion. There were moments I just wanted everything for my Personal Blog now!

Why should 2017’s list be any different?

Each year, I start making my list about December 30th.  That is if I am on top of things.  So, think I will share what I have come up with so far.  My list is divided in two parts this year, I am trying to step out of my box a little.

Personal, Home Life and The Inner The Inner Teresa

  • Believe and learn to be happy with the my “core”. Let everything else fall  in place.
  • Accept the fact the kids are young adults.  (Feeling there is a little “tweaking” to be done)
  • Become more organized (ALWAYS CARRIED OVER YEAR TO YEAR)
  • Find a career I love to take me into my Golden Years.
  • Remember my Roots:  (Carried Over) Stay in touch with Family more.  Must take time!

Note:  This list is subject to change at any moment.  Boys: My Momma 6th sense detect a little sigh of relief.  Don’t think I’m not going to hang on to a few things 🙂

Blogging and Writing:

  • Move Midwestgirlsdreams.com to the next level.
  • Streamline all information for Affiliate Marketing and decide the ones to use.
  • Continue to add content my readers can use and have a variety.
  • Make a firm decision on which Theme to use and stop switching it up!
  • Continue to Network with other writers and readers
  • Make the Freelance Services launched and make it happen.
  • Network, Marketing, Spread the word, etc.
  • Make writing/blogging lucrative enough to be my Dream Career.
  • Remember My Roots: Get back to regular article submission to State Of Liberation.

Note: The unexpected achievement of Blogging really wasn’t much of my doing.  I happen to be at the right place at the right time and met the right person.  My submissions slacked off a bit.  I am coming back forever if you let me!

Those not familiar with my articles would never guess I am an introvert!

Happy World Introvert Day!  Leaving you with this.  I will See you tomorrow.  January 3, 2017 Writer’s Challenge Prompt:  When I look at the sea, I…  

You might be in trouble…..








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