NO LOOKING BACK IN 2019
BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER
JANUARY 2, 2019
“Today is yesterday’s tomorrow, and tomorrow is another day.”
I’m not sure who the author of that quote is but I’m sure of one thing, it goes right along with the theme I’ve chosen for myself in 2019.
‘NO LOOKING BACK’
Over the years I’ve wasted lots of time on looking behind me, worrying about things that cannot be changed, and trying to right wrongs that are no longer relevant to life and what it holds for me now.
Now, is the operative word in that sentence. Now, is where we are, and from where we must begin if we wish to go ‘Forward’ in our lives and make ‘Progress’ in the year to come.
This morning as I’ve been readying myself for the work that lies ahead of me in the coming year, regrettably I’ve come to realize that not only are there situations which no longer serve me but people as well. I’ve begun to see things and people in a new light and while I’ll not forget any of those who have led me to the successes I now find myself enjoying I will no longer allow those who obviously do not for whatever reasons have my best interests at heart hold me back.
I’m making great plans for this year and while I am fully aware there are no firm guarantees in our life, I’m also vividly aware that we are very much responsible for that which we gain or lose.
It is with that thought in mind that I set not only my new moon intention for the month but my intent for the entire year ahead.
There are some situations and people that I will simply lay gently aside until I’m given knowledge and wisdom as to how to best proceed with them. There are others still which I will be firmly closing the door on and once those doors are closed they will not be reopened unless Mother Father God directs me to do so in a very powerful way.
I’ve realized that in many ways I must be at times even a bit selfish if I wish to achieve that which I desire in this new year to come. What does that mean? It means that at times when appropriate I will need to put my own needs above those of others, even if those others are loved ones and friends. It means that in this coming year I’m going to have to make some very hard decisions and once they’re made there will be no changing them.
I’m both excited and frightened of these decisions I’m making but at this time the signs I’m receiving say quite clearly to me this is the road I must take if I’m to have a chance at receiving those things which I wish to have during this year.
For the last few days I’ve been working very hard on a manuscript that up until now I’ve only given a passing glance. I’ve put my one-hundred-percent all into it and soon I’ll be ready to shop it out to see if I might be able to get someone to pick it up and buy it from me.
I’m seeking an agent and have sent out a few query letters and will be sending out a few more in the next few weeks.
While the world of Indie Publishing is one I believe quite strongly in and will certainly never completely leave, I’m ready to try the other world to see what that might be like.
I’m also excited to see how my marketing business has grown and am currently in talks with some potential clients for the coming year, as well as having heard from several of my current clients who have some big projects of their own in the works.
There are many wondrous things ahead for all of us this year if we are willing to work harder than ever before to see them through. I wish all of you a fabulous year and I remind you that it is largely up to you if it is to be so.
Happy New Year everyone. May harmony find you and blessid be.