Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year!  2015 is here.  Yes we made it to another year.  It’s a time for celebration; a time for resolutions; most of all it’s a time to reflect on the past year and see how far we’ve come and what we need to improve in the coming year.

2014 was filled with personal trials.  I saw my baby sister succumb to her battle with cancer, just six months after my oldest brother died suddenly.  The saying, “What doesn’t kill you make you stronger,” is quite true.  Despite the pain, I am stronger for it.

 2014 was also filled with triumphs.  I saw my 11 year old blossom into a full fledged author with the publication of our first children’s book “Zapped! Danger in the Cell.”  It is the first in the “Small World” series of science adventure novels featuring the memorable and mischievous characters Giselle, Lynelle, Sonya and Justin who get shrunk and enter microscopic worlds.  Since then we’ve done book fairs, school presentations, blog interviews, print, radio and television interviews.  With each interview, with each promotional activity, I could see growth in both of us.  I have learned to utilize Facebook as a media marketing strategy and I am still learning to navigate those waters.

So what’s in store for 2015?  No, I won’t make a resolution, but if God permits, I hope to return to my roots with the publication of my multicultural romance, “Hurricane of the Heart.”  I hope to see second book in the Small Worlds series published. Finally, I hope to do a lot more writing.

2013 was rough, 2014 was tough, but I hope 2015 would give me enough… enough joy, enough sunshine, enough love, and enough rain so I can appreciate every moment that I have breath.  So today, the dawn of 2015 I am beginning anew.  I am pressing forward into the year with lots of plans, and hope for the future.

And for you who read this post, I wish you a bright and prosperous New Year.  May you have success in your endeavors whether you achieve your set goals or not.  May you find happiness in whatever you do.  May God bless you throughout the coming year.  Happy New Year.


Charles Gramlich said...

Tough year in many ways. As we get older there aren't many easy ones. Luck with your hopes for the new year.

Liane Spicer said...

Many happy returns, Jewel! All the best for 2015!

Jewel Amethyst said...

Thanks, Liane. Thanks Charles. Hope the new year brings renewal and joy to you both.