Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Importance of New Year

Aliens might know everything about gyroscopic hyperdrives and faster-than-light travel, but these two don't have a clue about the importance of the New Year. That must be why they abducted me from my holiday, strapped me to a chair in a room that looks very much like my office, and pushed me into 2019 at a speed that holds me down with a force of about 10G. I can hardly keep my eyes open, never mind find the strength to tap on the keyboard.

But seriously, the proper thing to do is not to hurtle into the New Year in a blur. There's no better time to chart your course and make a few changes if needed. If you don't have any New Year's resolutions yet, jot down some ideas. It doesn't matter if your plans fail; it matters that you try.
Here are my tools for 2019. I'm not going to reveal my plans for the year ahead yet, but there are some clues. The diary was a gift from my husband, and the cover is significant.
This lovely planner and luxury pen were a gift from a friend who is much better at mapping out goals than I am. Thank you, it's going to help me so much!

Whatever star you reach for in 2019, I wish you a beautiful journey.


  1. Happy New Year! A year of great writing and less stress.

  2. Happy New Year, dear Megan, to you and yours!
    I love the text on the planner, it's exactly what I do with blogging: I blog/write for myself and for sharing my miniture works. And by writing a blog I've met so much warmth, joy and friendship, which is very valuable, especially in the warm miniatures community...
    I wish a good and beautiful journey for you in this brand new year!
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. You'd think if those guys were so intelligent they'd return us better than they found us. Like at least give us free lasik or something!!!
    Us humans like to know there is a clean slate and a fresh start, and that mindset is priceless on any planet. I hope the year brings you round to believing that anything is possible, and even if we don't understand the dreaded "how's", it still works out anyway!

  4. Happy New Year Megan! Food for thought indeed, because your description of the start to 2019 describes me to a 't'!

  5. Happy New Year! As it turns out blogging is one hobby and miniature crafting is another. I envy the bloggers that are fluent with words and an gracefully combine the two. Let the diary be filled with brilliant ideas!

  6. Your husband's gift indicates that there is nothing Alien about him. He sounds like a thoughtful, considerate and practical kinda guy and how blessed you are to have someone who cares and supports your passions.
    Happy New Year Megan! :D

  7. Happy New Year - life's to short to care about what aliens are thinking. *LOL* I'm really not into New Year's resolutions (if something needs to be changed or started any day of the year will do) but I like the idea that a new year is like an open, blank book with 365 pages that need to be filled. I don't know how many pages your lovely planners have - but I'm sure you're going to fill them with good stuff!


  8. Hello, Megan, and Happy New Year to you! Thank you for such an inspirational post; I hope you'll have time to blog to your heart's content in 2019!