2016 as a whole…

What was good about 2016?

2016 has been eternally challenging for everyone that I know. But for every dark cloud there is a silver lining. So what went right in 2016?

Well, I released Counting Corvids onto kindle. My relationship with myself has improved. To be honest emotionally I have noticed my progress and how I am always improving and getting better. I’ve developed a decent level of self respect, that I definitely needed. Some self worth, that I had never understood or really felt. Self assurance, that I am responsible for my own happiness and happiness alone.

My relationship with my nana has improved. My certainty has improved. I feel like I have developed some confidence. I feel like I am less likely to compromise myself.

I have been writing a new project this year. The Diary of Elliot Parker a great idea of 2016. I have been working on TDEP and found that it has made me feel like as a person it has helped me to grow. It’s helped catalyze a lot of changes in my life and how I want to view things myself.

I have also stared writing the “big”project, It is a huge one, supremely daunting. I have only just begun working on it properly. I also managed to edit and rewrite a project that was my first for fun writing story and it took a long time but I am certainly proud.

I learned a lot in 2016, especially happiness comes from within. And rather unexpectedly I have come to a place of peace and closure about things that have never physically offered me peace or closure.

What would I change about 2016?

I have to say nothing. However much I might like to change things, even some from 2015. But you can’t change the past. Even if I am still kicking myself for moving the chair caddy in my old job that was the cause of the problems in my ribs. Other than that, even including that, it has been an eventful 2016 that has helped me to grow into the person I am. This year has brought about the person I have become, I am making so much progress in my emotional and mental well-being.

What were my 2016 goals? Were they achieved?

Improve the views on here (achieved)

Find a literary agent

Find a publisher

Write the “big” project (started)

Prepare posts for here (achieved)

Do editing (achieved)

Learn to drive

Get tattoos (achieved)

Learn guitar (work in progress)