Birth, Death, Illness, and Life

So I can finally say 2015 is behind me. That mofo promised to kill me. That’s why I stayed in hiding until now. πŸ˜‰

Anyways, last year was The Year…. you know that year that you fear. It did everything it could to try to drown me. There were some good things…. like the birth of a few special men.

There was so really horrid shit too.

Death of loved ones, and illnesses, lots and lots of illnesses. Some didn’t claim the lives of loved ones, Thank the Gods. Other illnesses where they didn’t take the life, they did take life. Life changed because of some of the illnesses that happened last year.

Those changes threw me off of my hike to my goals.

I’m going to be easy on myself this year. I’m going to give myself time to heal from everything that happened last year. My goals for this blog this year are to reacquaint myself with my writer blogger friends. I won’t be blogging for at the very least the first half of the year while I get back into the flow of spending time here. I want to catch up on the novels and novellas of the wonderful authors I know and author friends.

I just realized I missed the release of Dylan J. Morgan’s novel…. I love this novel.

Anyways, those are my intentions for this year.

15 thoughts on “Birth, Death, Illness, and Life

  1. I’m sorry to learn it was such a tough year for you. There seems to be a lot of omission of that going around. I will nor regret 2015 as being over in any capacity! Rest, recoup emotionally, and I’ll look forward to your return eagerly! Be well, Mari! (no pun intended)

    • mari wells says:

      A few years ago I decided I would never regret anything ever again. I don’t regret 2015 It taught me how strong I am. πŸ˜€ I have so much reading to do πŸ˜€

      • I like that attitude, I think I’ll be borrowing it from now on. I hope 2016 is starting out strong for you, and by all means – read as much as you can!!! πŸ˜€

      • mari wells says:

        Borrow it, it was the best thing I’ve ever thought. I’ve been reading a few self help books. Do you have any recommendations?

      • When it comes to self-help books, I’m sorry, I don’t have any recommendations. I’m a believer in finding the solace within yourself, and those around you who genuinely care for you. Strength comes from quiet moments of acceptance and unqualified love… If you meant do I have fiction recommendations, for indies – monster horror: (she says innocently) then Hunter Shea is my absolute go-to. Jonathan Janz is also a great read. If you like short stories, Ken MacGregor and Timothy Hobbs do a wonderful job at mixing up genres and topic matter while keeping the stories engaging. Another great Spec Fic indie author is Colin Barnes – I really enjoy his work. (I could go on forever…) As to traditionally published go-to’s: mine are F. Paul Wilson, Robert R. McCammon, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Bentley Little, Poppy Z. Bright… the list is expansive! πŸ˜‰

      • mari wells says:

        I did mean fiction. Thanks for the recommendations. I’m going to read some of them as soon as I find them on Amazon. πŸ˜€

      • You won’t be disappointed! πŸ˜‰

  2. Simon says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your crap year. Take it easy… I hope this year is better πŸ˜ƒ

  3. I’ve noticed you and a few others stepping it back, and hoped you were well. Bummer for 2015, but maybe 2016 has great things in store for you. You’ve been missed around here.

  4. cultivatingtime says:

    Sounds like a really tough year. Going easy on yourself and putting your needs first is really important. Take care

  5. Karen Soutar says:

    So sorry to hear you’ve had such a tough year. You do whatever is right for you, and say hi when you’re ready to resurface again. I haven’t been/won’t be around as much either due to work commitments, but just yell loudly and I’ll get back to you! xx

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