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I’m not a big believer in New Years resolutions.  I tend to either be willing to do something, or not, and no amount of resolving is going to help.  New Years has never been a great holiday for me anyway.  The impact towards promoting a new resolution leaves a lot to be desired.

The spiritual “push” to start something new in my life seems to be more seasonal.  Maybe it’s the lunar cycle that helps me with resolutions.  Maybe I am just so encultured to the academic calendar that I am moved to start things in September rather than January.  Maybe I think starting something new moving into the coldest, darkest, most miserable weather season of the year is setting myself up for failure.

This New Years we will be with the family having Christmas.  It was the best date for all of us to get together.  We’ve been challenged to bring a dish with the secret ingredient of egg nog.  I’m supposed to work with my niece and come up with a side dish.  Karina, the pastry chef, was of course given dessert (and the most difficult partner).  Orion isn’t going to eat anything with egg nog in it so he’s off the hook.   I’ll let you know how it turns out.100_3846

I’m really avoiding the issue here, which is resolutions.  Objections aside I have made myself a challenge for the year 2013.  I’ve started a new blog.

Don’t fret, I’ll continue to post this one.  The new blog is a challenge for me personally.  It’s supposed to make me think about my writing in a different way.    I’m calling it LisaSpiralReads.

I am a reader.  I’ve always read, a lot!  The blog is a challenge, not to read 50 books in a year.  I do that most years without even trying.  The blog is to write 50 book reviews in a year!

So if you’re a reader, or just interested enough to see how much crazy stuff I read, consider following the new blog.  I won’t post on a schedule.  I’ll just post as I go.  I may only review the things I like, or I may buck up and try a review of something that doesn’t really turn my fancy.   I’m not going to rate books.  I can’t even manage to rate my pain levels!  But I will let you know if something appeals to me, if I recommend it, and why.100_4153

In the meantime, thanks for checking in.     Best wishes for a fabulous New Year!

About lisaspiral

I've been writing and speaking about spirituality to small groups for years and am looking to expand my horizons. Hopefully this blog will inspire you to expand yours as well.

Posted on December 31, 2012, in Bio, seasonal, winter and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution person either, but I AM a reader, so I look foward to your new blog. I’ve been away from the blogosphere over the holidays but hope to get back on track this week. I’ve missed you. Happy New Year, my friend.

  2. Lisa, how very cool! Good luck on your new blog and writing all those reviews. Happiest of New Years my friend!

  3. Happy New Year, Lisa! I hope it’s great for you. That’s a wonderful challenge. I barely read 30 books in 2012 and I’m challenging myself to read 40 this year. 50 seems a bit out of reach for me, so good luck!

  4. Lisa, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the like. I already love where you’re going with your blog. I read voraciously and review as many as I can. I challenged myself to read 80 books in the last year, but didn’t make it, so I will try again this year. I can’t wait to read your reviews.

  5. Happy New Year.
    And now that you mention reading, I’m going to make an effort to do more of that this year.

  6. Happy New Year. Excited to read your book reviews 🙂

  7. Ambitious! I love to read but have yet to crack even close to 50 books a year. Good luck with the ‘resolution’! 🙂

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