Hey, 2018! I’m Coming For You!

Insecure Writer's Support GroupSo, here we are, just a few days into 2018. A new year. A new start. A fresh start. A new chapter. An empty book. The first step of a journey. Whichever tired old metaphor you’d like to use. Because they are tired and overused, but that’s just because they’re true.

Even if you try to avoid all the hype over resolutions, all the motivational quotes pasted onto images of sunrises and rainbows and people climbing mountains to look at sunrises and rainbows, it’s hard not to get caught up in that overall feeling of hope. Of hoping for this year to be better, bigger, brighter. For you to go places, to take yourself places. Because, believe me, those places aren’t coming to you.

Despite the sarcasm, I feel it too. That fresh chance to do things right. To put the mistakes of last year behind me, and push forward, bolder and wiser. I’m even planning things. Me! Planning! Little Miss make-it-up-as-you-go-along. And I have big plans, exciting plans, secret plans.

Despite my determination to make 2018 fabulously wonderfully brilliantly excellent, I can’t help but wonder if I felt like this at the beginning of 2017. If I sat here and thought “This is going to be my year”, just like I am now. I also wonder if I thought that in January 2016. But it doesn’t stop me thinking it now. There’s only one way 2018 will be fabulously wonderfully brilliantly excellent, and that’s if I strive to make it so. It’s down to me. Just me. Little ol’ me. So, you’d better get out of my way, because I’m coming through.


What do you have planned for 2018?

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10 thoughts on “Hey, 2018! I’m Coming For You!”

  1. My plan for 2018 is to have a better year than 2017 (and hopefully avoid all the illnesses and injuries that plagued my family). Here’s to a grand new year!

  2. Yes, hope springs anew with New Year’s resolutions. But it’s better than starting the year out without plans, however vague, and in a dismal state of mind. Best wishes for you in 2018.

  3. I think I’m guilty of having grand plans at the start of each year that don’t always get executed, but maybe this year will be different. All the best for your 2018 – I hope it’s all that you hope for and much, much more.

  4. I am optimist for 2018. I wasn’t for 2017 or 2016. But this year I decided to focus on my writing. I am not adding other chores/work/that need to done stuff to my writing journal, only writing.

    Happy New Year!

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