2015 In Review

Well, it’s officially 2016.

Thank God.

So let’s look back and remember what was great, what sucked, and how we can grow.

What have you accomplished in 2015? How is 2016 shaping up for you?

I’ll go first. Let’s see.

2015 bit me in the ass. Hard. But looking back, I accomplished an incredible amount. So much changed, and I grew so much as a person.

IN 2015, I…

  • Moved across the country (2,887 miles from MD to WA)
  • Bought a house
  • Tackled a mold crisis that threatened my and my family’s health. Twice.
  • Changed my eating habits to Paleo
  • …and then switched to Vegan, and am loving it so far
  • Shed the people in my life who didn’t respect me or my time
  • Discovered amazing new friends who have the most amazing souls
  • Overcame a spiritual crisis thanks to my amazing new friends.
  • Clarified my “mountain” – the ultimate next goal and how to get there. It’s a doozy, and I am thrilled to make it real.

I continue to be grateful for…

  • The readers and writers who make my career a joy and blessing. You are gifts to the world, and I love you.
  • My blessed life as a full time writer
  • My amazing husband, who is both my best friend and business associate
  • My family, who loves and supports me through everything
  • One of my best friends in the world, who’s been with me for 7 years
  • My creativity, ambition, and vision for the future

My plans for 2016 are to…

  • Publish 4 novels
  • Learn how to grow + expand my business financially while having fun with the process (take some of the pressure off it!)
  • Learn every day. Take classes every day.
  • Read every day.
  • Launch one amazing new product (I already have 3 in the works, so… gotta pick!)

Your turn

In the comments below, talk to me. What have you accomplished in 2015? How is 2016 shaping up for you?

I’ll read every comment. Look forward to hearing about your year and what’s to come.

10 Comments on “2015 In Review”

  1. Well, 2015 was a really rocky road for me. I had just moved from Ok to Fl a few months prior to 2015, and I battled a severe case of Depression. But eventually I managed to rise up and get a job finally and now am almost finished training to become a shift manager at my work. Albeit I am still battling my depression but that is my next mountain! Your Lichgate series has been a serious help in overcoming a lot of emotional trauma, and I am so thankful for that! Thank you soooo much!

    1. Patience, I’m honored to hear the Grimoire Saga has been such a blessing to you! That gives me joy and makes my day. Thank you for sharing.

      It sounds like you’re getting back on the horse and fighting the good fight. I hope you continue to find joy, peace, and love in every day. Stay strong, and know you’re never alone. Mwuah!

  2. Well, I’m a disabled vet, with 3 kids, ages 5, 2, and 1. I also homeschool. That’s not really what kicked us. We were homeless at the beginning of the year. We now are renting a place. I’m so thankful for this year to start our lives in a new place with wonderful landlords and awesome neighbors. It’s been hard trying to keep kids and hubby and myself out of depression and uplifted with no place to call home.

    1. Congratulations on the powerful change! I hope things continue to improve steadily for you, Chelle. I’m sorry to hear 2015 was so dark for you, but it seems like things are finally turning around.

  3. Most of my 2015 was spent travelling to and from hospital having scans for 2 liver tumours as consultants tried to determine if they were cancer. Needless to say I spent months worrying until late October when it was decided they were benign. What a relief this was although I will have to be monitored every six months.

    During the latter half of the year I downloaded the free Book of the Grimoire Saga, Lychgate, and when I felt depression creeping over me I read a few chapters. It helped me enormously and I enjoyed it so much I downloaded the other 3 books. I have just finished the series and cannot wait to start on your next offering! Thanks so much for your brilliant series and long may your muse continue to thrive.

    1. Pauline, I’m so happy the Grimoire Saga could help you through such a dark time. You’re powerful to stay positive through it all. Congratulations on the news (glad they’re benign!) and I hope your 2016 is beautiful and brilliant.

  4. In 2015, what obstacles did you face?
    My husband had many health issues and was in the hospital a few times. I ended up having to have my gallbladder removed. Aunt got really sick and in the hospital.

    What do you continue to be grateful for?
    That my husband is still with me.

    What are your plans for 2016?
    To find a new job and a place to live since I found out i have to move in less then a month.

  5. After four years of a tight financial press, 2015 began with some hope rising. We went through a difficult refi of our home and came out (with the help of our sons) saving over $1,000 a month. My youngest son has returned home from the Army to stay which meant this last Christmas was a joyful one for us.

    2016 will be the beginning of a long process of fixing all the things in the house that had been put off due to our financial crush. Exciting times ahead. We also have two new grandbabies due this year. During the tough times with zero entertainment budget, books, including yours, came to my rescue and I discovered new authors to follow. Congrats on your success!

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