THE ANSWER IS YESNew Year’s Resolutions are my thing. I’ve been writing mine in the (very) early morning hours on the first day of the year for as long as I can remember. And with one exception, I have kept them all.

There have been years where, for whatever reason, I’ve not completed a resolution. When that’s been the case, I’ve just put the same goal down on the list for the following year. Once a goal is set, I will not back away from it until it’s done. Unless I am forced, or have a very good reason, to abandon it that is.

In 2020, my goal was to set the sails on The Resilience, my imaginary pirate ship, and start the blogging adventure I had planned for quite some time. But then COVID happened, and I had to go into self-isolation for health reasons. I thought I’d be able to keep going anyway, but no such luck. 

No matter how hard I tried, I was struggling to keep my head free from thoughts of what was going on outside my home. It came to a point where I realised I had to switch the phone and social media off, and do something completely different. Or at least kinda different.

I swapped non-fiction blog posts and social interactions for total immersion into the fantasy realm and my Ulfrheim saga. I’m still working on it, but it’s an original dystopian-mundane fantasy-magical realism kind of story, set in an alternative universe. Or, perhaps, in an alternative timeline.

Now, before I go:

Have You ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?

Let me know in the comments below or send me a message via socials/email. 


//E. 😘

© Evalena Styf, 2022

Writing prompt from #WordPress 365 Days of Writing Prompts: 2 January, Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you kept?

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