Beginning of the Year and I’m Already Tired

Beginning of the Year and I’m Already Tired by Debra H. Goldstein

It’s the beginning of 2024, and I’m already tired. How can that be? Aren’t we all supposed to feel invigorated and energetic when the calendar turns over? Theoretically, the old year is fading away and it’s a time of new beginnings, resolutions, and self-promises. But I’m tired.

Or, is it that I’m questioning what 2024 will bring? There’s a saying attributed to John Lennon, among others, that “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” With some book proposals out, short stories accepted but not yet published, I’m at a loss for my next project. One part of me wants to write something new, another to revise and update a book I wrote during NaNoWriMo years ago (it had good ideas, but wasn’t ready for prime time), and a third to simply sit back and see what happens. Unfortunately, the last option won’t produce anything for a future pipeline.

But does that matter?

My instinct as a Type-A goal-oriented person is to say “Yes, it matters!” Then, I think how nice it would be to simply glide on a cloud and let things happen. Can I do it? Although I’d love to, I’m honest. The answer is “No.” Stay tuned and together we’ll see what transpires in 2024. Maybe I’m not as tired as I thought. Are you?

2 replies
  1. Gay Yellen
    Gay Yellen says:

    Debra, I can relate. The new year brings so many possibilities, and many stressors, too. A pro like you will find a way to sift through and find your way, and I’m happy to wait for whatever you choose to do next.

    • Debra H. Goldstein
      Debra H. Goldstein says:

      As you noted, it will come in time. Since writing this blog for posting, I found my way into two more stories. Of course, once I finish and submit them, I’m not sure where I will go next, but isn’t that the way a writer works (to some extent)?

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