At the start of the new year, I quit my main day job. It was time. Well, past time, really. Last weekend, I received my certification in Emergency Child Care First Aid and CPR. That class was fun, although I hope I don’t have to use most of the knowledge I learned. I still have one very part-time retail day job, and I will soon be looking to do child care in my home (once I get our apartment de-cluttered and cleaned until it “shines like the top of the Chrysler building;” something like that).
As for writing, I have made the goal this year of two submissions per week until April. So far, I’m doing well with it. I made a goal of one submission per week until April last year. Why until April? April is National Poetry Month and is the time when I take part in NaPoWriMo, writing a poem a day for the whole month. I am also planning on taking part in the Big Poetry Giveaway this year. After April, I’ll review my progress with the initial submission goal and decide where to go from there.
I also have a couple big projects in mind that still require research and some additional thought. All in all, I am looking forward to a year of change and a year of writing.