An end-of-year challenge

Twain Quote

What did you learn in 2017…
and what do you want your life message to be in 2018?

Twain Quote

What quote or comment – your own or from another source – define 2017 for you? What do you want 2018 to be like? I found this Guideposts link inspiring, enough so that I hope to inspire you to participate in my end-of-the-year challenge. Either reply to this post in the comments section below, e-mail me your response at, or message me through Facebook.

My responses to the challenge–

What I learned in 2017 is that no matter what happens, forge ahead. Life’s ups and downs are temporary. Live life to the full in the best way you know how.

Mark Twain is my inspiration for 2018: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

You are never too old to explore, dream, discover.

Please take part in this challenge. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a free signed copy of my new novel, Blind Curve, the story of a strong woman who must overcome past betrayals, failure on the job, disturbing news about her mother, and inexplicable threats to her life. (To be published in January 2018).

This is about personal growth, inspiration and wisdom. I will collect the responses and post them by Jan. 5.

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9 Comments on “An end-of-year challenge

  1. “Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings.” Once again, I’m pinning Andre Gide’s words above my desk!

  2. Hi Sharon, for 2017 for me it was this “let what you love be what you do” and my inspiration for 2018 is “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” – L.R.Knost (taken from an Instagram post).

    • I also like a very simple one for 2018…”Be Good, Trust God, Enjoy!” – taken from Guideposts article on how to live life and face death

  3. Love the quote, Sharon.
    I experienced grace, mercy, hope, forgiveness, healing, and restoration. For 2018, I will once again seek peace and try to be empathetic to others who may be suffering.

  4. For 2017, it was mostly a “been here, done this before, didn’t think I would have to do it all again” year on the social level, and a learning how to shut out the ugly hysteria engendered so I could continue personal growth. 2018 looks like being mote of the latter, gratitude for what is in my personal life that I will defend from assault by the ugly social havoc, as best I can

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