Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Resolutions

Good morning world! Happy New Year to you all. Hope you celebrated in style whatever way you wanted. I had a quiet night. Some bright spark let off the loudest firework known to man at midnight and, as a result, I spent the first hour of the new year with Beth. She was still up at 8am, sitting on me and telling me to get up!

I don't usually make a list of resolutions but I do believe lists make things happen so here it goes...

New Years Resolutions:

1. Finish Devil in the Clouds

2. Enter the ABNA

3. Learn to drive

4. Get more writing jobs

5. Stop eating rubbish and get back down to my ideal weight (not sure what weight I am but know it's not ideal)

6. Start jogging again and complete the Dundalk 10k in May

Just before Christmas I received the first printed copies of The Secret Beneath Bleeker Avenue. It was pretty cool to see my book actually in print.

So happy with them :-)

I made only one (sort of) resolution last year. It was to keep my blog more up to date and I think I kept that! Well, it's definitely better than previous years. 

2012 was a good year. I finished and published my first book, had articles published in The Irish Times and online with journal.ie, I turned 31, Beth turned 3, we went on holidays to Carlingford and Spain. It has been a full year and I hope 2013 is just as good!

How were your New Years celebrations?


  1. Those are some great goals/resolutions! Learn to drive? I forget that some people in other countries never learn to drive because you have better public transportation. Good luck! I enjoy driving a lot!

  2. The public transport is ok here, not fantastic. I never learned as I always lived within walking distance of school/work/college, plus I can't afford a car!
    Not really sure why I'm doing it now but hopefully by the time I get my license I'll be able to afford a nice little car for the two of us

  3. Hi Nessa,

    Hey - put Nano 2013 on that list, will ya?

    Good luck with the learning to drive - I did that in my 30s too and it took me ages - but hopefully you've got better co-ordination that I have.

    Your list is great - looks like your writing is really taking off too, so well done.

    Grace (I was your ML on Nano 2012)

    1. Hiya Grace,

      Of course Nano 2013 should be on there :-)

      Good to hear from you. I have my driving theory test next week. Fingers crossed I'll pass!