I decided to forego two things this year on the blog.
Thing one: A review of the best posts I wrote in 2012. There were some good ones, no doubt, but I’m sure everyone is pretty sick of those year-in-review list posts. If you want to see what I was up to, you can easily see all the 291 posts I posted in 2012 on the archives page!
Thing two: Resolutions. Rather than post a big list of things I would like to accomplish in 2013, I want to think about the things I’m looking forward to in the next year.
2013 is going to be a big year for me and I can’t wait to keep sharing it with you all on this little corner of the Interwebs! Here are a few specifics!
I’m looking forward to finishing the book I’ve been working on for about three years. I first made it available as a self-published project, but now I’m working on an expanded version that will be published by Lyons Press. My deadline is July 1st and I can’t wait to turn it in. Unfortunately, it won’t be available until 2014, but it’ll be off my desk for a bit at least!
Betsy and I will almost certainly be moving to Denver this year. It’s a move we’ve always wanted to make and while we don’t have a set date I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully we can live in a place for more than two years once we are there!
Last year I tore my ACL and had to have knee surgery. This meant a pretty horribly six-month recovery and, honestly, my knee still doesn’t feel anywhere close to 100%. That said, I can jog again and I definitely appreciate it more after the surgery. I’m looking forward to getting back on the trails and putting in some miles.
I’ve been doing a lot more freelance writing recently and I’m excited to keep working with some of the companies I’ve been working with in the last part of the year. I’m hoping to get some opportunities to write for a few national magazines, but I’m trying not to get too ahead of myself there.
Those are the big things I’m looking forward to in 2013.
I would love to hear what other people are looking forward to about the new year! Leave a comment if you have something!