Writing A Plan For The New Year

To be honest, I don’t like resolutions.

Resolutions tend to start out bright and shiny, and then become dull when something gets in the way or it just becomes too hard.

Whether we’re talking about losing weight, being more organized, or improving the quality of our lives or our writing, resolutions are make-or-break: an all or nothing mindset.

Most resolutions fail because we aim too high or are unrealistic when we set our goals.

Instead, I love setting goals and making plans to accomplish those goals.

January is the perfect time to create new goals.

It is the blank slate, the fresh page on the calendar, the promise of beginnings; the perfect do-over.

Forget your past mistakes and start again.

Make the New Year the year you achieve your dreams by setting realistic goals and making a workable plan.

Finding Time

This year, I achieved my goal to become a better driver. I got my driving license, I took a driving lesson package with Access 2 Drive Driving School.

In order to be successful, we have to incorporate it into our schedule, instead of always waiting for the perfect moment. How many times have you thought, ‘I’ll wait until the kids are older,’ ‘I’ll really be a writer if I win that award for a month at a writer’s retreat,’ or ‘I’ll write when I have more time?’

How many times have you thought, ‘I’ll wait until the kids are older,’ ‘I’ll really be a writer if I win that award for a month at a writer’s retreat,’ or ‘I’ll write when I have more time?’

If you really think you are too busy to write, sit down and make a list of everything you do in a day. Now really study it. If you are at work from

Now really study it. If you are at work from 8am to 5pm, maybe you could write during your two coffee breaks or at lunchtime. Stay at home parents can sneak in some writing when the kids are napping or enjoying a video.

Take control of your schedule by creating a yearly plan for anything you want to achieve.

If time is a struggle, check your schedule and look for snippets that you could use for writing.

Get up one hour earlier than usual or go to bed a little later.

If you want to achieve more, see if there are activities that you could eliminate.

If time is a struggle, check your schedule and look for snippets that you could use to work on your goals.

Get up one hour earlier than usual or go to bed a little later.

If you want to achieve more, see if there are activities that you could eliminate.

Stop making excuses and just begin.

Driving On Snow And Ice

A skid is one of the worst things that can happen if you are a new driver.

I experienced a skid on my third day of driving. I learned how to drive during winter.

My family is still very much surprised I handled it well like I have been driving for a very long time.

That is due in part to the fantastic training I received from the incredible driving instructor I had at Access2Drive in Queens.

In case you don’t know, they provide you with one of the best driving lessons you can’t get elsewhere.

I won’t advise anyone to try getting a skid. It can be very dangerous.

And the best way to survive a skid is to avoid getting one in the first place.

Developing those skills could take hours of practice.

In the face of bad weather, it’s best to stay at home.

I would not advise a beginner to drive when it’s snowing. It can be very dangerous.

The risk of a crash is very high during these times.

I had a friend from Colorado, who always boast to me that he can drive in the snow. That’s arrogance and pride of course.

Well, I told him, here in Texas, these guys who are on the road can’t.

I am not here to say you can’t drive when it’s snow and icy. You can.

But here is the ugly truth:

It is all about tires.

If your tires can’t, then you are endangering your life being on the road.

To have adequate snow traction, a tire (even a winter tire) requires at least 6/32-inch deep tread, according to Tire Rack.

I’ll advise you to get winter tires and all-season tires.

Use winter tires mostly during the winter and use all-season tires during the summer. That way, you keep your life safe while on the road.

But the best advice is for you to stay home when there are a lot of snow and ice on the road.

Even if you have the best snow tires, nothing guarantee that other people on the road have the same. You are at risk of getting hit.

Stay home when the road conditions are dangerous.

That’s the best advice.

Thanks for reading.