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A New Heart for a New Year.

By January 1, 2015My Life on a Plate
A new heart for a new year 2015 maria grace news

So, 2015 is upon us.
The start of a year is probably the most common time for us to sit and reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. This New Year’s Day is the first time in my life that I really feel comfortable with where I’ve been, where I am at this very moment and where I’m going in the future.
Everyone has a past. Everyone has a story. The trick, I suppose, is not to let your back-story dictate your life.
If you’re not happy with your story, stop telling it.
If you wish your story was different, then rewrite it.
I understand that you may not be able to erase events from the past, but you can choose to face up to the pain, let it take its natural course through your system and then simply . . . Let it go.
That’s my Frozen voice, by the way.
In the last year, I have realised that my past is what has brought me here to my present. If it wasn’t for all the previous experiences that I’ve had – good and bad – I wouldn’t be who I am today. And who I am today is exactly who I should be.
So, what happens next? What are my plans for this upcoming year? What’s the dream for 2015?
Firstly, I need to get my novel published and on the shelves! Eeeeeek! (Excited squeal).
Secondly, I need to actually sell it. (Covers face with fear).
Thirdly, I need to write something new.
Finally, I need to learn to breathe through all of this and give myself enough space and time to actually allow it all to happen.
This means having a clear mind, a rested body and an open heart.
In the words of Charles Dickens: “A new heart for a New Year, always.”
2015 had better be ready to welcome me with open arms, because I am definitely listening to Good Old Charles! I will be entering this New Year with a big, shiny, epic new heart! So, whatever the next year may bring – fun, scary, pretty or ugly – I will embrace it all.

Wish me luck! 😀

My Favourite Thing About 2014:

Signing My Publishing Contract!

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Jamie says:

    This has made me smile so much 😀
    I wish you every success and happiness for 2015 and every year after.
    Good luck with your debut novel – it looks awesome!
    Happy New Year! x

    • Maria Grace says:

      Thank you so much for that, Jamie!
      I really appreciate your lovely New Year greeting. 😀
      Have a brilliant 2015, filled with love, joy, success and abundance.
      Happy New Year to you x

  • Hefina Davies says:

    ‘A clear mind, a rested body and an open heart.’
    I will try and apply this rule to my own 2015, I think!
    Good luck with your debut novel. I for one, will be purchasing my signed copy from your website (good touch there!).
    Wishing you all the best for the future.
    Happy New Year to you!

    • Maria Grace says:

      Thank you, Hefina! Your kind words are much appreciated.
      I will look forward to signing your copy when White Petals is released in June.
      Happy New Year to you.
      I wish you a wonderful 2015 🙂

  • Dan says:

    Happy New Year, Maria!
    Here’s to an amazing 2015 to you!
    I have no doubt that this is the first of many novels that will be published in your name.
    The best of luck to you.

  • Jack Evans says:

    Good luck for 2015, Maria. I’m sure it will be a very successful year for you!

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