2017 was an unbelievable year, a self-induced jolt after a good 2016 and a rocky 2015.
Looking back, I spent most of 2015 heads down in work. I was acclimating to life in the Bay Area and processing a break-up. I had started a novel while living in New York and made the call that year to finish it. I hired a life coach to get organized, and together we created spreadsheets. Many, many spreadsheets – mostly to track my time and to measure my writing process.
I started taking better care of myself and built a stable base to operate from. Not that my life was in shambles before all of this happened, but it sure helped to get some focus.