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Monthly Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
To say that I tried a lot of new things this year would be a huge understatement. This has been a monotonous year. It wasn’t all bad, but it wasn’t very good either. The two good things to come out of the new things I tried have been the IWSG Book Club and my new blog friends over at A Small Gang of Authors.
If I was to do something differently, I think I would have said no more often and been more selfish. I’m all the time trying to help others, and I realize now that no one wants my help, and that’s okay. There are those who want to work with me and I’m happy to work with those people. I’m not going to stop being a decent person, but I’m not going to continue slaving away silently in the background while other people gang up on me and point the finger when things don’t go the way they want. I can only do what I can do, and pleasing people isn’t something I’ve ever been good at, so it’s time I stopped. If I do what I think is right and people are pleased with it, great; if not, oh well. I did my best.
In 2018, I’ll be more selfish and less involved, but I’ll never turn my back on anyone who’s truly in need.
No personal updates this time.
Happy Holidays everyone!
What would you have done differently in 2017?
Is there anything you’re letting go of or embracing in the new year?
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