Welcome 2012!

It’s the start of a new day, a new month and a new year! I am so happy and excited for this chance to begin anew! I spent the last weeks leading up to this day preparing myself for a lot of changes that I plan to make in my life and to the Today’s Working Woman site.

For those of you that read my last post of 2011, I indicated that it was time to be the Queen of my own life. I took these words from a very inspirational book I read called, Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff. With so many changes happening in my life, I needed to find something to keep me focused and this book really did it for me. 2012 is going to be the year of Susan…and Susan has a lot of plans so I hope I can make them happen. Check back with me in a year to see if I get them all done.

In honor of this year, one of the things I am going to be sharing with my readers is thoughts and inspiration from the Queen of Your Own Life site. I think you will like what I have to share. These ladies are “spot-on” and will help us all stay focused on our goals.

New Year, New You. Okay, I am finally ready to tackle this project. Probably the hugest one of my life. I am going to spend this entire year getting back to where I used to be. Health is the most important thing to me because without it, I won’t be able to do anything else.

        52 Weeks, 52 Books. My book club is expanding! I am excited to announce that I am embarking on an expanded version of the club. Anyone that is interested in joining me is more than welcome. Now only will I be posting here on this site, but I am also going to post on a larger, more global site, Blogher.com. I can’t wait to share my reviews and yours to a larger audience.

        Here is how it is going to work. If you want to join, please comment to this post or send me an email to todaysworkingwoman@hotmail.com. I’ll be accepting book reviews to post on my site at Blogher.com. You are welcome to review whatever books you like. Please send your reviews to me in word format along with a photo of the book you reviewed in jpeg format. I’ll take care of the posting, all you will have to do is write it! Contact me with questions and more details.

        I am also participating in the Reading Romances 2012 challenge. I will be posting my reviews for that challenge here at Today’s Working Woman and on Blogher.com.

        Photos, photos and more photos! With the additional new equipment I received this year from the hubs, I will be posting more photos here and on other sites. I haven’t determined what those sites will be just yet, but I will let everyone know when that starts happening.

        I will be continuing to write for Examiner.com and for Yahoo! Voices (formerly Associated Content). I have lots of ideas mulling around in my head and can’t wait to get them to paper. I will let you all know when they have been posted.

        This year I vow to finish some of those projects that I have started and have never completed. I hope to be sharing these here with you as well. Hopefully, I will be able to expand upon this in the hopes of selling some of my arts and crafts on Etsy.com. More news on this as it develops.

        My novel. Not sure I will finish it this year, but I will make an attempt to work on it some more. I have a separate, private blog for that. I have not shared it with anyone yet, but I will keep you posted.

        Whew! I think that is enough to start it off for 2012! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!

        Here’s to a fabulous new year everyone!

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        • KAT

          Sounds like you will be a busy person. I love your enthusiasm. Hope all your goals become reality.

        • Wow, you have a lot of plans. Inspiring! Can't wait to see what you accomplish. Happy New Year!

        • MB

          Wow! What wonderful plans for 2012, I know you can make them all happen. πŸ™‚ Happy New year, you go out there and make it yours!!!!

        • Look forward to see you reach all your goals, Susan. I'm going to try for the 52 weeks, 52 books challenge!

        • Health is my top priority for 2012 as well!! A book a week? I would love to do that challenge–but I homeschool my daughter and I don't have a lot of me time with work in there too πŸ™

          My one goal is to concentrate on getting healthy. That's it–if that happens I'm sure the rest will fall into line πŸ™‚

          Cheers, Jenn.