Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The New Year

This will be my only posting for this week. I'm madly working on rewrites and spending much needed time with my family. As I've thought about what to post I became very reflective. Ready or not the new year is coming. Before it does, take a moment and look back at where you've been, what you've accomplished, and what you'd like to do differently.

As I look back at where I've been and what I've accomplished I thought of my family. We had good times in 2009: family reunions, the birth of a new grandson, holidays together. I also thought of my book signings. What an adventure! I met some wonderful people, and I very much appreciate friends and family who supported me as each of my books came out. I also thought about the speaking engagements where I was asked to talk. There was such a variety from the university institute to YW at camp, from a youth conference to a Relief Society Christmas social. All were wonderful experiences where I was privileged to meet and talk with many people.

What would I do differently? Mostly I'd like to enjoy more fully the "here and now" and not think of the future so much. Sometimes we put our lives on hold because we're living for what will happen when what is happening before us are the moments we'll never get back. Enjoy the moment! That's my main goal for 2010.

What's yours?

Here's a moment to relive as you think about where you've been, what you've accomplished and what you'd like to do differently.

Happy New Year!


  1. I just finished "Forgotten Warrior, and I loved it! I'm going to have my son read it too, he takes Karate. I just spoke in church on Pres. Monson's quote
    "Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future and Live in the Present" My goal this year is to consciously be present. I'm excited for the sequel!

  2. Alyse:
    I'm glad you liked my book. I hope your son likes it as well. My son is a second degree black belt and helped me write the fight scenes. I'd be interested to hear what your son thinks. Loved your comments on President Monson's quote. I totally agree!

  3. Kathi, Congratulations on your success this year and I hope 2010 is even better!

  4. Thanks, Karen. Congrats to you as well. :0)



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