Note to Self

Dear Self,

This is a new year, but I’m having a Monday Moment. There’s no better time to concentrate on the future and leave the past where it belongs. So your last two years were filled with a lot of upset, sorrow and monumental life changes that created havoc on your creativity and writing life. This is a clean slate.

Things have settled down now. Life goes on. Different, yes, but you’ve dealt with big changes all your life.

Put your big girl panties on and dream big. Just remember that it takes more than dreaming. It takes lots of hard work to make the dreams come true. Finish that plan you’re shying away from and JUST DO IT. Start new habits now.

Remember that quote you posted? “The force is always with you–so force yourself.”–Harrison Ford on Star Wars. There’s truth there. Go with it.

Exercise. Write. Submit. Promote. Read.

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Dear blog visitor,

Getting started on new habits takes a lot of determination and vision. What’s holding you back? Is it really other things, or is it just you? C’mon. Be honest. Let’s talk…


About Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." She almost always has a glass of sweet tea within arm's reach.
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2 Responses to Note to Self

  1. Michele says:

    I’m sorry you’ve had a rough couple of years, and I’m happy to hear you’ve put on your big girl panties and are ready to move forward. That takes a lot of courage and strength. I’ve been bumbling about the past several years, but I feel ready to take control and work towards some goals. I’m eager to see where this new year takes me.


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