2023 Hopes and Dreams

A Fresh Start For The New Year



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Dear Hearts,

Happy new year + one week!

I know it’s a little late to be saying happy new year, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

You see, I’m on medication. Quite a lot of medication, actually. I like to joke that I’d probably rattle if someone shook me. Anyway, the reason for the overshare is that the pharmacist couldn’t get hold of one of my medications so I had to reduce the dosage to try and eke them out.

This basically sent me into withdrawal, which meant an IBS flare, severe nausea and exhaustion. Thankfully, they can now get this medication again, so I started taking the higher dose about three days ago. However, it’s going to take a while to get back into my system.

So, I had all of these plans to send out an email on January 1st, and start fresh that day, but when it rolled around, I slept most of the day and was in a ton of pain the rest of it.

Pity party over.

I hope your first week of the year has been better and slightly more productive than mine. That said, I do have big plans for this year.

Firstly, I have plotted out series two of 5G{hosts} and started to write it. I’m so excited to share with you where the characters you’ve gotten to know are going from the end of series one.

I’m also working on several novels, both writing and editing, and on another little fun fantasy project about a magical library that might turn into another serial fiction, but with fewer, longer, more self contained episodes.

I don’t make resolutions for the new year. For me, they almost set me up to fail because I have all these big plans that my mental health and body then remind me aren’t realistic.

So, I have set goals. One of my big goals for this year is to be healthier. This does include losing weight, but it’s not just for aesthetic reasons. I need to do this for my health.

I’m also not looking strictly at dieting. I want to change my entire way of eating and how I view food, because at the moment, my relationship with food is not a good one, and it is directly contributing to the deterioration of my health.

Other goals of mine include reading more, listening to more music and podcasts.

Basically, I want to fill my life up with good things.

How about you? What are your goals for this year?




Writer, artist and crafter. Owner of Rainbow Butterfly Creative. The process of creating something brings me freedom. This is the blog of my life scars and all.