The semester is finally over and I feel like I can breathe a little again…
Of course, Christmas is right around the corner, and #KidGoodwin will soon be on winter break, so it’s not like I’ll have a ton of time to relax! But I do plan on taking some time to work on some small projects and things that have been piling up on my to-do list.
For starters, I have some blogging to do for here, for Go With The Goodwins, and for MotherHustle, plus I have some social media stuff to work on for my MOPS group.
I have a short story from my nonfiction class this semester that I’d like to see if I can find a home for. I also have an idea for another story I’d like to write for a family magazine.
And then I’ve got to get ready for next semester and beyond. I’m taking a TV writing class which should be really interesting… and I’ve got a lot of TV to watch to get ready! I have to watch the pilots for Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, The Affair, Downton Abbey, Grey’s Anatomy, The Sopranos, West Wing, Gossip Girl, My So-Called Life, and a few others… In a fit of procrastination I watched the pilots for Grey’s (which I’ve seen) and Downton Abbey (which I hadn’t seen!) and well, let’s just say I’m now on Season 4 of Downton…
Next semester, I’ll also be doing an independent study that will involve me working closely with one professor to revise, edit, and expand a short story that I’ve already completed. I’m really looking forward to that and I’m REALLY looking forward to hopefully having a much easier semester. My two classes last semester wore me out!
Which is why I also plan to catch up on sleep, try to take better care of myself, and relax a little before classes start again at the end of January.
Wish me luck!
If you’re reading this, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”