Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wishing you all the best in 2019...and a drawing for a free book Roxanne Rustand

I've pretty much given up on New Year's resolutions--I never seem to make much progress, and after all these years I've finally accepted that failing.    Do you have more success with annual resolutions than I do? 

Short-term goals seem more attainable.  Right now, I am attacking clutter and trying to see just how much stuff I can send off to Salvation Army and Goodwill. With our kids grown, the spare bedrooms tend to be collection sites for random possessions, but I would love to have them ready for company at a moment's notice. And...my office is still a disaster after my last book deadline. After that, I look forward to being "off and running" with the next book to write for Love Inspired. Which will be far more fun than cleaning, to be sure!



Do you have any special goals or wishes for 2019? Something you hope to accomplish?

I would love to hear about it! If you leave a comment, you'll be in a drawing for a free e-copy of Falling for the Rancher.

Best wishes to you all for a wonderful, blessed year!




Roxanne Rustand



25 comments:

  1. My goals for 2019 include getting healthier, getting in the Word of God more, and reading more books. I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!
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    1. What wonderful goals, Tiffany! Those are goals I should make every single year!

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  2. Nope I don't make them anymore. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. Roxanne, I'm terrible at keeping to resolutions as well. I admire your goal to get rid of the clutter. I've been slowly working my way through my closet. It's amazing the things you hold onto for no particular reason.

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    1. A friend told me that her mother waited too long in life to downsize, and then didn't have the strength and energy for the task. I keep thinking about that as I try to eliminate what I don't truly need!

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  4. I am finally getting ablation done on my lower back and plan to start exercising to lose some of the weight I have put on since it has become too painful to stand for more than a few minutes at a time.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Cassandra. That sounds terribly painful! I'm so sorry to hear about what you have been going through! Thoughts and prayers for the ablation to relieve your pain!

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  5. Getting rid of clutter is a great goal! This year, I am going to focus on getting healthier, I have two books I need to write, hoping I can get 3 or 4 done though, and I want to work harder on my faith. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Three or four books sounds like amazing progress! best wishes for success with all of your goals!

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  6. One goal I always have every year is to read MORE books. :)

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    1. Oooh...LOVE that goal. Sounds like a lot more fun than cleaning and clearing!! :)

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  7. Love your attack on clutter. Something I need to do! Especially in my office. I'm a paper person, also visual, so I want everything within sight and at my fingertips. As you can imagine, that leads to a lot of piled up papers! :)

    I'm working on a balanced life...and a clean office. Both worthy goals.

    Hugs and Happy New Year!

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    1. We might be twins. I'm very visual also, and am a paper/printout person as well. My husband claims he hesitates to enter my office for fear of an avalanche. An exaggeration to be sure! At least, a little.

      Best wishes to you, too!

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  8. I've given up on resolutions as well. But goals sound much more realistic...like cleaning my fridge this week! And my oven,...and whatwhatever else comes up! My main goals this year are to be heaLthier and spending more time with God.

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    1. Wonderful goals, Patty! Best wished in the coming year!

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  9. I'm right there with you on the clutter of my office. After the last two books, (I didn't take time in between to tidy) my office looks like someone took all the things and threw them up in the air and let them land all topsy-turvy. I can't see the desktop for all the papers and such and there is a path through the clutter on the floor. My goal this month is to get my writing space tidy and ready to work on the next book as I wait to hear from my editor.
    My word for the year is balance. So far its been a struggle to find it. And we're only 9 days in. Ha!

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    1. Your office sounds like mine! It always feels so good to get everything order and feel fresh and ready for the next book. Best wishes for great success in the coming weeks!

      I've never done a "word for the year" but it really does sound like a useful way to focus and effect ongoing change. I think mine should be "organize!!!" :)

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  10. Great post Roxanne! My goal is to be more organized!! As an author I think that’s very important. I really love your adorable cover! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Belle, We share a goal for the year! :)

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    1. Best wishes to you for reaching your goal this year!!

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  12. Wishing you blessing throughout the new year Roxanne!
    I'm just looking for some PEACE in 2019. This is my word for the year.

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  13. No real resolutions, but hoping to do some traveling to visit special people in my life. Thanks for the give-away!!

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  14. I, too, make my resolutions with good intent, than a few weeks in they seem to fall apart, and I revert back to my old ways. But what I do find interesting is at the beginning of a new year, it inspires many to try and freshen up their personal and/or professional life. So if just the idea that we are thinking about it means anything, then we are all successful. All the best to you, Roxanne, in this new year.

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  15. Mine is to spend more time in quality prayer. jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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