Jan Stafford Kellis

Mid-Year Resolutions

Mid-Year Resolutions

The challenge of maintaining a blog seems to be overwhelming–why else would I keep neglecting it for random stretches of time? A mid-year resolution might be prudent, might renew my dedication and commitment and provide motivation to continue posting blog entries. I hereby resolve to post something coherent, a minimum of one paragraph (don’t want to get carried away and fail right out of the gate) at least once a week.

At the moment I’m mired in a new job and still covering the old one; the new one is a traditionally male job, and I’m the first female at my company, aged 70 years (the company, not me) to hold this position. There are many extra challenges for a woman holding a “man’s” job, and there are many graces.  It seems bizarre and amazing that I now have a job requiring a shower at the end of the day rather than the beginning, and a job that involves math, design, working with the public and working alone.

I’m also dreaming of writing my third book rather than working on it because all of my mental energy has been directed into my job. We leave  Saturday morning for Alaska, spending the first week with my Aunt in the wilderness, and I’m planning to finish the book there, situated on her beach watching the tide come in and go out. My second book should hit the Amazon shelves within a day or two of this post.

Please stay tuned for my next post, in which I will reveal the new job and the progress of my writing project.