Tomorrow, January 31, is the Chinese New Year and 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Imagine how excited I was when I saw that?!
I wasn’t born under the year of the horse. But I still think it’s going to be a good year. It’s the year of the horse, people, how can it not be brilliant?!
My Writers In The Storm blogging buddy, Fae Rowen, posted seven predictions for writing in 2014. I’m keeping that post handy. A lot of what she wrote resonated with me. Little things that I need to remember when I’m armpit deep in frustration.
I’m optimistic about 2014. It will be my writing year. After all, I have one completed manuscript with a wooden horse and my work in progress has several horses in it. Will my horsy books capture the heart of an agent or editor this year? Who knows. But there’s more to having a successful writing year - growing as a writer, learning something about myself, enjoying the process of creating.
Fae’s post had me searching for other predictions for the year of the horse. For those of us not born under the horse sign, the year ahead will bring health and prosperity. One site said it was an excellent time to travel and the next 12 months will bring good luck. It also suggested discovering somewhere you’ve never been before.
On my other group blog, Musings From The Mug, we’ve been talking about bucket lists this month. Not surprisingly a lot of people have traveling, exploring new places and trying new things on their lists. That fits right in.
2014 will also be my personal year. Because I decided so! I may not travel to a new location this year but there’s a lot to re-discover in the places I’ve already been. There’s one “destination” I haven’t been that I’m committed to this year — the top of a climbing wall. I had to pinkie promise I’d climb this year and you can’t back out on a pinkie promise.
As for health, 2014 started out somewhat rocky. But the “bad” news isn’t all bad and I’m going to focus on the silver lining - not because I’m an overly sunshiny kinda gal (I’m not) but because I believe in the positives.
So here’s to 2014, the Year of the Horse! May it bring good health and good luck!