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It’s a new year, make the most of it.  That’s what I keep repeating to myself.  My sadness over the tragedy at Sandy Hook seemed to linger through the holidays.  I need to set it aside and move forward into 2013.

I received my BAs in psychology and sociology on the 16th of December.  Freed from the demands of school, I’ve begun several new projects.  One of them was to give my blogs a new look.  Suzy is Opinionated got a facelift and starts 2013 decked with new colors and design.

Another project involves my endeavors as a writer.  My last class in college was Creative Writing.  I was surprised to discover that I really enjoy writing fiction.  My instructor was very flattering and encouraged me to continue exploring my writing skills. With that in mind, I set myself a goal of writing at least four short stories this year.  I’ve set up accounts at StoryLane and FanStory to share my writing and receive peer reviews that will help me be a better writer.

Yet another project is to complete an inventory of my fabric and yarn stashes.  This month is a good time to reorganize my studioffice.  For the past four years, I’ve used it primarily for school.  I have books and papers strewn everywhere.  Out with the old and in with the new. . .

IMHO, a new year is always a time of beginnings.  I think I’ve made some progress this first month of 2013.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.