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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Moving Forward in the New Year

Welp, it is a new year. Although oddly enough, it feels pretty much the same. I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for lots of positive changes in the year to come.
I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I usually like to have a focus or goal for the new year. Last year it was "Embrace joy." I did pretty well with that one, all things considered, but I think it needed a corollary of "Avoid stress and drama." Well, that one is pretty tough, really, if you are staying involved and aware.
So this year's focus is "Keep calm and carry on." (While continuing to try and find and embrace joy wherever I can.) This basically means I'm going to do my best to stay involved and aware without letting it make me as crazy as it has for the last couple of years. We'll see how that goes.
In the meanwhile, in more concrete goals, I hope to finish working on the current nonfiction project for Llewellyn by the end of this month, come up with plans for two books in 2020 (probably one fiction and one nonfiction, but I still have to confer with my agent), improve my health, do more magic and meditation, and eat more really good chocolate. Life is short, after all.
What are your goals or resolutions for the new year?


  1. Living with Love and Joy. Appreciate the value of forgiveness. Always Love for you, Deborah. All the Blessings for your new books and projects. Always looking forward to hearing from you, and to read your books. Happy happy new year 2020!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much! And a happy new year to you as well.

  2. I don’t do resolutions but I embrace change...usually. I quit smoking Dec 5th. Yay! But I’m faced with having to move —again! Every 1-1/2 years since losing my homes (3!) within 2 years of each other in 2015, I’ve had to move. With cats, a macaw parrot I raised from an egg 31 years ago, a 7-½’ redtailed boa in an 8’ cage & 2 horses, this is WORK. I’m praying the Goddess will grant me a grounding so that I can focus on the myriad of projects I’m in various stages on. B*B

    1. Yay for quitting smoking! Ugh for moving. I hope it goes smoothly.