31 December

BLINK BLOG: New Year's Resolutions and Goals

Happy New Year!! What are your resolutions and goals for 2018?? Share with us on Facebook, and read below to see what our authors also shared!

What advice do you have for Blink readers as they start a new year?

Alison Gervais: This might sound cheesy, but I would tell Blink readers to try to be their best selves every day.

Annie Sullivan: Let this be the year that you discover you and that you aren’t afraid to truly be yourself. Do something daring this year, and don’t let the characters in the books you read be the only ones to have an adventure. Go out and make the world yours, and while you’re out there, do some good. Take care of one another!

Christina June: Be who you are and don’t apologize for it.  Do what makes you happy.  Take time for yourself everyday.

Lorie Langdon: In the new year, let’s work together to put an end to hate and prejudice. Remember that no one is better than you and you are no better than anyone else. Change starts with you and me…in our schools, on our streets, in our thoughts, words, and actions. We have the power to treat every human with kindness, grace, and love. Let’s have the strength to stand against hate!

McCall Hoyle: I spent a lot of time reading Alfred Lord Tennyson’s work in 2017. His poetry plays a key role in my upcoming book, Meet the Sky, and I love these words of wisdom, “Tis not too late to seek a newer world.” I hope Blink readers will approach the new year with optimism and always look to make the world newer and better.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Alison Gervais: I haven’t thought much about any New Year’s resolutions just yet, but I’d like to set writing goals for myself to reach and gain more confidence in myself as a person and an author.

Annie Sullivan: I actually already run five days a week, so there’s no way I’m doing any sort of dieting/exercising type thing! I think my New Year’s resolution is to be more grateful. There are so many people less fortunate than I am, and I think we could all benefit from being more grateful for what we have.

Christina June: I don’t make them anymore–I know better!

Jonathan Friesen: I will likely make fifteen to twenty as the time approaches. That way, I’m bound to succeed at one or two. I don’t start resolution generation until just before January 1, so I have nothing specific yet!

Lorie Langdon: To stay in joy no matter what happens. I’m working on not allowing my circumstance to dictate my mood. I think a huge part of living joyfully is intentional gratitude and believing that God is working all things for my good.

McCall Hoyle:  Keep a gratitude journal and spend more time living in the present moment. And yes, I see the irony in the fact that I’m planning how to live in the present moment, but I remain eternally optimistic.