Soak up this quote for a moment, on the cusp of heading into the new year.
Make beautiful things (not perfect things).
Not take away.
I always think that New Year’s resolutions are mostly about stopping a lot of stuff (eating, drinking, Netflix-ing). But consider this: maybe 2019 is your year to add something to your life.
Be a beginner.
Seek that dream.
Try what we’re afraid to attempt.
Reach a little.
Be a producer, not a consumer…and a cheerleader, not a critic of people who are busy creating.
Instead of continually taking things away from your life, think about one thing you can add in.
Me? I’m adding in a dance class with my husband. Finally! The last one we took together was before we were married, 22 years ago. I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out. (Scared, I need shoes, will it be hard? Help….!!)
Happy New Year, everybody! In 2019, may you get busy adding in … and making some (imperfect) dreams come true.
Love, Catherine x
PS. I’m teaching beginners to write their books (novels, children’s novels AND non-fiction books)! My 5-week online course starts 2 January. You can take the class live — Wednesdays in North America, Thursdays in Australia — or watch the replays. More info here!