New Year, new month, and it’s time for another yearly, month-long instalment of Just Jot It January.
I am doing this again, to help motivate me and get me going into a new year.
Last year at this time I did pop in and out for this, but I was preoccupied, full of thoughts of a week-long trip to a writing workshop in Mexico at the end of the month. I was excited and afraid and everything in between.
I think we should all make it our 2018 New Year’s resolution to have less drama in our lives, but of course, as soon as you call it a resolution, people won’t see it through anyway.
And how can we expect such a thing from people, especially young people, when it is all over the place with those running our world?
Well, anyway, I believe it would make a big difference and so I am putting the idea out there for consideration, nearly pleading even.
Am I nuts, the only one who thinks of drama as something we should strive for less of?
I know family can get complicated and this time of year can be heavy with emotion, but it is a bad habit that doesn’t just remain around the holidays. It tends to extend into daily life, for some, and it can turn toxic. I know nobody’s life is free from it, but it would be nice if we could work harder to eliminate it, for children, even as we try to shield them as best we can.
I wish this for everyone as 2018 dawns.
For the first prompt of January, 2018:
But I Smile Anyway with “drama”
as the word of the day.