Hope for 2020

A friend and I were talking about what we would like to do in 2020 to make it a better year than this one. The hope is that you always are improving throughout life and that continues regardless of your age.


One thing we agreed on and that I’m committed to is being more present in the lives of my friends and family. It’s so easy to let the day slip by when it’s full of work and family commitments or household commitments. Seconds fly by into hours and before you know it the day has bled into night and I’m exhausted. I still have dogs to care for, my nightly routine to do and all the little things that go with putting the house to rest. This is the time I often write one of the Torpedo Ink books, or whatever book is next in line. Or, I’ll catch up on work emails or maybe I’ll text with my daughters (this happens a lot).

Somewhere in the day or night I need to text, call or email my friends. I love talking to them, laughing and just being silly as only old friends can be. It fills my heart with joy to hear their laughter, or their stories. It makes me feel useful if I can let them vent to me or perhaps help them with some issue they need help with or support for. I have sisters of the heart and I really want to be more present in their lives in some meaningful way this year.

I’m very close with my family, but in 2020 I’d like to commit to doing more one-on-one things with each of my children and grandchildren. Or maybe having a summer get together or more movie nights. It’s all about being more present in the lives of the people I love. I want that.

As a personal commitment in 2020 I am looking to make changes to my home. It’s time to do some remodeling. I’m adding an office where the back deck currently is. I want it to be like a sunroom, inviting and peaceful. I want to redecorate my bathroom and living room. I want to surround myself with things that give me joy and peace.

My wish for my fellow authors or aspiring authors in 2020 is for you to follow your dream. Write the book of your heart. Follow what you’re passionate about and be successful in that pursuit.

And for the world in 2020 I sincerely hope to see it be filled with random acts of kindness.

What are your 2020 commitments?

What do you hope for the world? For yourself? For your family?
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Published on January 01, 2020 00:48 Tags: 2020, christine-feehan, happy-new-year, hope
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message 1: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Gianinio Happy New Year to you and yours! May it be all you wish it to be! I choose a word to focus on each year. This year it's Meliorism-the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment. Similar wave length as you...Best way I think to do this is starting at home, time with family and friends, changing little things in the day to day to help environmentally, too. And remember to take time for myself, to read, create in some hobby, and to explore new places or old happy places, reenergizes me and helps me be able to give more.

message 2: by Kimmi (new)

Kimmi I’m looking forward to 2020 as I just started my own business at the age of 52 almost 53. I have a full calendar for this year. I’m hoping to meet you Christine soon. I was supposed to last year at #BLC19 in New Orleans, but because of health issues I had to cancel. I’m going to #BLC20 in March in Nashville so I’m excited for that. But what I really want is to meet you Christine. I hope your 2020 goes as planned and thank you for being an awesome/amazing author.

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