New Year

It was rough last year. I am not just talking about celebrity deaths.

We as a family have had it rough. We have had family members in and out of hospital, having to deal with a diagnosis of Autism for our youngest and his so far very rocky transition into school. I have had work stress and uncertainty. We have seen our social lives and our house being slowly taken apart. I have seen my writing dreams slip away.

Midlife crisis? Maybe.

I have to cling to hope. It is the only thing left.

So not really new years resolutions as such but goals I am aiming for this year.

To find a new job. But not just another role. I need to get back to enjoying work again. That has been totally destroyed of late – I had thought beyond hope – but if I give up hope then all is lost. I have been thinking about a total career change and that’s the way I will try to go.

To improve our daily lives by trying new techniques for dealing with Autistic behaviours.

To reinvigorate my writing dreams. To help with this I will attempt to complete the daily prompt as well as Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge. This is purely to get my juices flowing. Behind the scenes, I will try to put together two more poetry collections for publishing as well as another short story collection and a new novel. Ambitious but I must attempt it.

I wish everyone a happy new year and hope you all attain your own dreams and goals.

In response to the daily prompt Year


5 thoughts on “New Year

  1. Charlotte Hoather Sun January 1 2017 / 11:06 pm

    I wish you much luck this year, sign up with an job agency, when they take all your skills of you including family care they may come up with job ideas you’d not considered, that’s what a friend of mine did and he started teaching online, another set up a jazz cafe on a buy out agreement in a failing cafe and is just starting to turn it around. 🍀


    • Scott Andrew Bailey Sun January 1 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you. Do you happen to know the agency he used? I wish you well for the new year. With your talents it will be bright.

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      • Charlotte Hoather Sun January 1 2017 / 11:39 pm

        I think one was called Prospects and the other Hayes or Reeds, I recommended doing this to a Romanian friend and she got a job in a field she’d never have looked at with her language skills being her biggest asset.


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