Welcome to 2021.

A new start. New chances. New hopes. New dreams to fulfil. Positivity. Optimism. Let’s Do It!

It’s gone at last, that dreadful year that was 2020. Gone, finished, done with. Over.

We can begin anew. So, what do you have to look forward to? What’s on your creative, personal, social horizon?

For me on the creative side a new novel to be finished in conjunction with my publisher and his team. A serious intention to write and submit more short stories to journals and contests. A determination to add to my growing gallery of professional photographs. A hope of returning to drawing and painting, so long neglected. A wish to read more. I managed to read and review 30 books last year. It would be good to do more.

On the personal/social side, a hope to be soon in the queue for the vaccine, so I can escape the concern of infection with Covid 19 and begin to return to ‘normal’ life from a type of self-isolation driven by a condition that renders me susceptible to chest infections. A holiday away from home with my wife. Perhaps, and this is entirely in the hands of our daughter and her fiancé, a wedding to attend, here or in Australia. The chance of occasional meals out in our local eateries. All positive stuff that promises smiles and enjoyment.

How will 2021 be for you? If you wish, you can place your hopes in the comments section below. But, regardless of that, let me wish all of you the very best for the New Year. Enjoy 2021.

19 thoughts on “Welcome to 2021.

  1. Eating in a restaurant, seeing an end to the lockdown in Northwest Territories, going on a holiday, getting a vaccine shot (in the next couple of weeks), throw out all my masks!

    I wish you success in all your endeavours; I think you’re going to be busy.

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    1. Good goals. Lynette. But don’t throw those masks out until the numbers have reduced; there’s still no guarantee the vaccination is 100% effective. It almost certainly is, but they’re not certain about possible transmission from the vaccinated yet.
      I’ll be busy. But I’ve discovered that being retired from employment merely means I have more time to do what I want, and there’s a growing quantity of that!
      Have a great year!

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      1. I won’t be throwing out the masks any time soon; I’ll just be delighted when it’s safe to do so (actually, I think masks are going to be required for a very long time still). Yes, we’ve all been warned about effectiveness and also the possibility of continued transmission, especially here in our NWT bubble (aboriginal peoples here were hit incredibly hard by tuberculosis, chicken pox and other diseases, so there have been extra protections and more stringent protocols here).

        You have a great year, too!

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  2. “Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” – Göran Persson

    Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you. Happy New Year.


  3. My New Years’ goals are more blogging, writing, and publishing the two books still on my computer. I want to read from my book Immortal Enemies at a local restaurant, that was sidelined by the Pandemic. I need to see my children and get HUGS! Hope all your New Year’s goals are met, too!

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  4. Reblogged this on SherrieMiranda1 and commented:
    My sentiments as well. Hoping book 3 is out in 2 years or less!
    Peace, love & justice for all,
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    Author, Sherrie Miranda’s husband made the trailer for “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans.” He wrote the music too.

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