Confidence #NewYear #Shadorma

As I always do at the beginning of each new year, I seek a word for the upcoming year through meditation and self-reflection.

For 2019, the word I received is CONFIDENCE!

While many who know me may wonder why I would need that word, to me it made perfect sense.

Confidence to keep pressing forward, to keep pursuing a publisher and to keep writing is exactly what I need! If I can believe in myself and my work, then it is a thousand times more likely someone else will also believe in me.

So, to honor that commitment for 2019, I made a list of goals. Trust me, I never do that, but somehow I felt the inspiration this year. The goals are not earth-shattering, but instead simple.

However my #1 Goal is: I will publish a new book in 2019.

There. I’ve said it, now I must follow through. 🙂

I’ve learned so much about poetry from Colleen Cheeseboro and while I didn’t make it into the timeline last week to submit this Shadorma, I’ll post it here and credit her for the challenge.

Basically a Shadorma is a six line stanza with the syllable count: 3/5/3/3/7/5

So, here goes!

Confidence
Time to let it flow
Let it go
Let it show
Trust the Universe, it knows
Your best way to grow

I’d love to hear from you how you approach a new year!

28 thoughts on “Confidence #NewYear #Shadorma

  1. I love your word for the year and poem Jan. You inspired me to pick a card for the year…leadership. That will be my post this week. Not what I wanted, but what I needed. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  2. I’m inspired by the upbeat message of your post, Jan. Honestly, I have been so overwhelmed since starting the New Year (both with writing deadlines and projects on the day job) that I’m kind of dragging through at the moment. I keep telling myself I just need to survive January and things will start to fall into place. In the meantime, I’m going to latch on your word “confidence” with the hope it will give me the confidence to power through the month.

    I can’t wait to see your new book for 2019!!

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    1. Perfect, Mae!! Yes, confidence to push through is a must when you have so much on your plate. You can do it! I believe in you and am so excited that “End of Day” is out in just a few weeks! I have it pre-ordered. There is SO much work involved with a book launch, but if you need or want a blog host to help launch, I’m your girl! Hugs and hang in there!

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      1. Aww, thanks for all those lovely thoughts and the offer to help. I haven’t written a single promotional post for End of Day yet which has me almost sick. If I can ever pull something together, I appreciate the offer. {{HUGS}}

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