Speaking of new beginnings, check out this awesome thing that happened in January
In random news, it was decided the other night that my memoir will one day be called An Inconvenience of James', not in any way because I believe all the James' in my life to be inconveniences, only because knowing so many is a little inconvenient at times when trying to talk about them. Flock of birds, a murder of crows, an inconvenience of James'. Look it up (in like 40 years when I've written my memoir and gotten the term in the dictionary). I'm working at Oxford University Press this week (the ones who do the Dictionary)- already working on inside connections).
So, January is for resolutions. Normally, I make loads. I'm always so motivated and excited about the coming year, and two years ago I actually did everything I had resolved to do the year before, which was an amazing anomaly. This year my resolutions are very simple. No more extravagant life changing ones that I know I'll ultimately fail to do: why start off your year with the inevitability that you will end it a failure? So this year I've only got two. I'm going to read all the books, and stop talking about leaveing the UK.
So that's easy, right? This year I just want to not talk about things that will bring me down, and read lots of books. Sounds like it's going to be a good year. One other thing I want to do this year, since it might be my last year here, is to go more places. I went to Stratford last weekend, FINALLY, and got to see Shakespeare's grave. There are tons of places in the UK and Europe I still want to go, and if this is my last year, I need to go NOW. Again, working on it.
Alright, I need to go to work. As always, I'll try to write more blogs too. A person I work with at the library asked me what the point was of writing if no one could read my stories, which made me think. I still don't think I feel comfortable posting tons of my fiction stories on here, but I will try to write more. Maybe more haikus. Jokes on whoever steals those: they're awful.
Fare thee well!