Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

I’m not an Oprah fan – I’ve only ever seen her show a handful of times, but I love this quote!  It can apply to just about every situation I can think of today; friendship, family relationships, exercise goals, teaching, writing, – even world peace! The possibilities at the beginning of a new year seem endless…

Finally, at the end of 2011, and after ten long years of receiving rejection letters,  I can describe myself as a working writer.  I have three book projects underway as 2012 begins, and a dozen other ideas  – can’t ask for much more than that.  As my kids are thinking about potential career paths, I can only hope they’ll find something equally satisfying and rewarding – hopefully a few years before they hit 51!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

I wish you excellent health, lots of occasions when you laugh until you cry, and plenty of warm times with people you love (furry and otherwise) in 2012, and beyond.  Cheers!  Hope you enjoy this video…

About janlcoates

I'm a Nova Scotia children's author. My first picture book, "Rainbows in the Dark", was published in 2005, by Second Story Press. My young adult novel, "A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk" was published in the fall of 2010, by Red Deer Press.
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3 Responses to Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

  1. Darlene says:

    You have had a great year Jan and I wish you all the best in 2012! Love the quotes. Thanks.

  2. Darlene says:

    Also love the video. Watched it twice.

  3. janlcoates says:

    I love quotes! Don’t know how people ever put few words together so brilliantly. Hope 2012 will be kind to you, Darlene!

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