I woke up this morning and the calendar informed me it's a new year. My brain, on the other hand, tells me something entirely different. I still have too much unfinished business from 2015 for it to be 2016 already.
My word for 2015 was "Forward," and I did move forward--in ways both hopeful and not. My savings account has a few more pennies in it on January 1, 2016, than it did one year ago. The numbers the doctors use to measure my health are better now than they were a year ago. And I've had to adjust to life without my canine companion.
But there are things I had planned to accomplish in 2015 that I haven't quite completed yet. For one, my Goodreads challenge. I started 2015 with the goal of reading 100 books over the course of the year. By June-ish, I realized that goal was entirely unrealistic and adjusted my target to 75 books. As of midnight, December 31, 2015, I had read 73 1/2 books---one and a half short of my goal.
My other goal was to finish the first draft of my new novel. As with my Goodreads challenge, I am thisclose to getting it done: only two chapters and a bit left to go.
I figure I need about a week to finish off those last two loose ends. We can postpone 2016 for a week, can't we?
All in favor, say "Aye!"