2018 is finally done and dusted. It has been quite a year, starting with a relationship break-up in January, followed by the publication of Poetry From The Ashes in March, then hitting rock bottom and hospitalisation at the beginning of July, to ongoing legal issues since October, and a whole range of other highs and lows between those highlights.
To say I am glad to see the back of 2018 is an understatement. But, I was also very glad to see the end of 2016 and 2017 as well. I am hoping the exponential growth and learning of the last three years will stand me in good stead for 2019, and that the year ahead will be one of consolidation, culmination, and manifestation of all things good.
One of the goals I have set myself for the year ahead, is to get back in touch with the roots of my writing. After focusing on poetry for the last few years, I feel it is time to get back in touch with an old love, short stories. As a start, I have committed to participating in a monthly flash fiction competition for the year ahead. My intention is to use that as a springboard to writing other short stories more regularly, and to bring the focus of this blog back to fiction writing, and to use Kel’s Krazy Kaos as my outlet for writing about my experience of life and the world around me.
The only constant in life is change. For far too long, I have spent too much energy resisting the changes life has brought my way. I intend to take a different approach in 2019. This will be the year of not only embracing changing, but actively and consiously seeking it out and exploring it.
Happy New Year!