I don't do New Year's Resolutions. Everytime I do it always leads to failure but I do set goals. I always set goals, and my goal setting has nothing to do with putting off these goals for a brand new year. I have this obsession with always improving, always staying current, and every year around this time, I often think back on what's happened and what I can do to improve in the future. Last night I was at a reunion for a writer's group I use to attend when I was a teenager and ever since I've been a reflective mood. Anyone that's ever been to any kind of reunion knows that's a pretty common sensation, post-reunion. Something about seeing people you haven't seen in awhile, and catching each other up on what's going on in their your lives can have that kind of effect. In this case that's what brought up my confidence a few notches, back in the day, gave me the confidence to put my work out there, and made me the person I am today. Attending the reunion last night was so necessary because it gave me the nudge I needed. It reminded me of the answer to that age old question: "why I write," and suddenly writing didn't just feel like work again. It's sort of a "falling in love again" kind of feeling, and I think I needed it. I also had some old friends I lost touch with reached out to me recently so clearly my holiday season is destined to contain plenty of pleasant reunions. Those of you that follow me on social media probably are aware of the fact I'm going back to school part-time in January. I signed all the paperwork, and enrolled in courses, therefore it's 100% official: I'm going to be a George Brown College Editing student starting in January. When I graduate I'll have an editing certificate, and be able to tell people I'm an editor, with formal training, to do so. My studies represent a new chapter in my life. Change is coming, and so are a lot of new faces, and I'm excited to face whatever lies ahead. Over the past year my freelance work has grown in terms of its overall quality. It's made the year fly by extremely quickly. All I really want is for everything to keep growing. I put myself out there every single day and that means that there's so many different directions things could move in. I'm proud of what I've accomplished, I'm proud of the freelance work I've done this year, I hope to continue to see signs of growth, and to be equally as proud of myself, by the end of next year. I officially go into holiday mode for a bit, starting tomorrow. I might post things sporadically, and people can still send me writing related questions, comments, concerns if they need to via email if it's 100% necessary or urgent.