Monday, January 8, 2018

I, Jane Kelley, resolve to ......

1. HAVE MORE ADVENTURES

Here I am! In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar! Last year, my husband, daughter, and I had the trip of a lifetime. I'm looking forward to another excursion....but I don't have to wait to leave the country. I can  and will do that every day at my desk. That's what an imagination is for. 

2. GO ON MORE SCHOOL VISITS


I met these wonderful students in Washburn, Wisconsin. Talking to young readers not only reminds me of why I do what I do, it also gives me great ideas. 

3. JUMP OUT OF AN AIRPLANE


Well, okay, I didn't actually do that. My husband did. That kind of free-falling would give me a heart attack. But I can take other risks. Dig deeper in my work. Write outside my comfort zone. 

4. BE OPEN TO GOOD THINGS


This old fountain in San Miguel, Mexico shows a vase pouring water into cupped hands. This image reminds me that the world is full of beauty and kindness. I need to be open to receiving it. With gifts come responsibilities, however. The small sign on the upper left hand corner reads: "Por favor no tirar Basura en esta Fuente." Please don't throw trash in the fountain. 

5. DON'T LET ANYTHING GET IN THE WAY OF MY WRITING  


Oh Blackberry -- my literal bĂȘte noire! Like many writers, I have to guard against dark thoughts. This year, I will do my best not to be my own worst enemy. 

If I can keep some of these resolutions, some of the time, then 2018 will be a good year. 

Happy writing to you all!

5 comments:

  1. Love this Jane. My resolutions as well...Happy Writing and adventures to come.

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  3. Love "Be open to good things" - yes, a thousand times yes! And I'm glad you didn't jump out of an actual airplane!

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