What are You Going to Achieve in 2018? Without Goals, You’re Stagnant! #inspiration #goals


2018 goals

 

Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year, full of possibilities, adventures and achievements.

 

What are you going to accomplish in 2018?

 

Looking back, I met 90% of my goals in 2017. I tried new things and met some wonderful people. I pushed myself hard and am pleasantly surprised by all that I accomplished. It’s amazing what you can do when you set high goals for yourself.

 

It’s 2018 and I have a long list of goals I want to achieve. Some of them are personal (I resolve to kiss MR N more) while some are professional (I resolve to republish POTL and write POTL 2). I’m stretching myself in ways I’ve never done before. It’s exciting and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

 

If you’re not into New Year’s Resolutions, then sit down and write out yearly, monthly, weekly goals. I’ve learned through experience that when you have goals for yourself, you reach new heights you never thought possible. Tip: Be very specific in your goals. Don’t just say, I’m going to be healthy and lose weight. Instead say how you’re going to be healthy. My healthy goal includes drinking 64 ounces of water daily and walking four times a week.

 

What’s a goal you want to accomplish in 2018? Share below and together we all can cheer each other on!

 

MRS N

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We’re on #Christmas Vacation (December 22 – January 1, 2018) #HappyHolidays #HappyNewYear


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After a very successful year full of mountains to climb and new adventures, we’re taking a much-needed vacation. It’s our favorite time of the year and plan on doing the following:

  • Sleeping in
  • Resting
  • Relaxation
  • Celebrating Christmas
  • Watching NCAA Football Bowl Games
  • Eating delicious food
  • Snuggling
  • Celebrating the New Year
  • Did I mention relaxation?

 

We’re unplugging from all devices and spending quality time together, just the two of us.

 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Spend quality time together with those you love (or even by yourself if that’s what you desire most). We wish the joy of the holidays fill your hearts and may all the stress of 2017 ooze out of you. We’re sending Love and Light your way!

 

While we’re away, please feel free to roam through the pages of our blog.

 

If you’re in need of a good book for yourself or a last-minute gift, click here:

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https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/my-books/n-n-lights-book-of-daily-inspiration/

 

If you’re looking for information about N. N. Light Author Promotions, click here:

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Starting in January, we’ll be unveiling our expanded promotions so stay tuned.

 

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Happy Holidays and here’s to a fantastic 2018!!!

Holiday Stress: A Guest Post by USA Today Bestseller @RuthACasie #Holidays #Christmas #Chanukah #NewYear


Holiday Stress

First let me tell you, I LOVE this time of year starting with Thanksgiving. You see, our kids are all grown and on their own. Our daughters live about thirty minutes away, but our son is about four hours away. For Thanksgiving they all move back home to spent the weekend together. We’re ten and two dogs when we’re all together.

 

The house is overly full with lots going on and I couldn’t be happier. Okay, I’ll admit. By the Sunday after Thanksgiving I’m almost ready for them to leave. I know the house will be REALLY empty when they go, but I only have to wait a few weeks before they’re all back for Chanukah.

 

Daugther #1

Daughter #1 and her family

 

Daughter #2

Daughter #2 and her family

 

Son

Our son and his family …

 

Dogs

Kya, a King Shepherd and their new addition, Gungi a Lab/Golden Retriever mix

 

Every year I say I’ll start my holiday shopping early, but before I know I turn around it’s Thanksgiving and I have… nothing.  Over the years I’ve found that trying to figure out what each one want is hit or miss. Before they leave I make my ‘Thanksgiving appeal’—I ask them to post their wish list on Amazon.  I use that as the basis for my holiday shopping. It really saves a lot of grief although I always pick up a few surprises.

 

Now two weeks later most of my holiday shopping is done. Thanks to Amazon! This is what the living room looked like until last night!

 

Unwrapped

 

I know. That’s going to be a lot of wrapping. I spent yesterday wrapping and organizing.

 

wrapped

 

The stack will grow when everyone gets here and they add their gifts. We’ll have to wait until after dinner to open the gifts. It’s one way to get the grandkids to finish their dinner quickly!

 

For years before dinner everyone searched for their gifts and stacked them in a pile. It was difficult to get them away from the presents. I was tired of pestering them to come to the table. I came up with a solution.

 

Years ago I cross stitched a Chanukah theme on a small sachet bag for each of them. They came home and found numbers instead of names on the packages. After dinner I gave them their bag with their numbers. They loved searching for their presents.

 

Chanukah bags

 

There are two small bags in this picture. One side has the Star of David with a Hebrew letter (this one is a shin or S). The other side of the bag has the phrase “Nes Gadol Hayah Sham” – A great miracle happened here.  I’ve had to stitch more bags as our family grew. That was a labor of love.

 

My holiday shopping is done. The presents are wrapped. All that’s left is the cooking. I’m looking forward to the weekend.

 

Paul and Ruth

 

Paul and I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday and new year!

 

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. The Guardian’s Witch, part of the Stelton Legacy series was a Reader’s Crown Finalist. Ruth also writes contemporary romance in the Havenport series with enough action to keep you turning pages. Ruth lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she started writing time travel romance, she was a speech therapist, international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing time travel romance. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.

 

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Happy New Year and Goal-Setting! #inspiration #NewYear2017 #goals


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“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” –Melody Beattie

Happy New Year! 2017 is here and I, for one, am excited. It’s a brand new year and that means, new goals and new beginnings. Every year, I make a list of goals I want to accomplish, both personal and professional. Here’s my goals for 2017:
Personal –
– I resolve to panic less. This is something I continue to work on. Stress tends to kick my butt and I move quickly to panic. I know, I know, I should really take my own advice. lol!
– I resolve to exercise four times a week.
– I resolve to pamper my body/skin. My body does the best it can and the older I get, the more I need to take care of it.
– I resolve to snuggle/kiss MR N lots. This is a fun one and something we’re both interested in. lol!
Professional –
– I resolve to increase our author promotions business by 25%.
– I resolve to write four times a week. My muse is kicking my butt and threatening a hunger strike if I don’t start writing again. Time to get back to writing.
– I resolve leapfrog Amazon Rankings in 2017.
– I resolve to publish an Inspirational Thought book.
What are your goals for 2017? Share in the comments below.
2017 is going to be a fantastic year! Let’s grab ahold of it and enjoy the ride!!!
MRS N

We’re on #Christmas #Vacation (December 23 – January 2) Happy Holidays!


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“A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” — Robert Orben

 

After a very long year full of highs and lows, we’re taking a much-needed vacation. It’s our favorite time of the year and on the agenda is the following:

  • Sleeping in
  • Resting
  • Relaxation
  • Celebrating Christmas
  • Watching NCAA Football Bowl Games
  • Eating delicious food
  • Snuggling
  • Celebrating the New Year
  • Did I mention relaxation?

We’re unplugging from all devices and spending quality time together, just the two of us.

 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Spend quality time together with those you love (or even by yourself if that’s what you desire most). We wish the joy of the holidays fill your hearts and may all the stress of 2016 ooze out of you. We’re sending Love and Light your way!

 

While we’re away, please feel free to roam through the pages of our blog.

 

If you’re in need of a good book for yourself or a last-minute gift, click here:

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/holiday-gift-guide/

 

If you’re looking for information about our books, click here:

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/my-books/princess-of-the-light/

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/my-books/thirsty-for-water/

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/my-books/planting-the-seeds-of-love-a-novella/

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/my-books/poetry-of-love-the-engagement-year/

 

If you’re looking for information about N. N. Light Author Promotions, click here:

https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/author-promotional-services/

 

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https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/book-reviews-review-policy/

 

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Comments will be approved once we return on January 3, 2017.

 

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Happy Holidays and here’s to a fantastic 2017!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! #Christmas #Vacation #GrinchQuote


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Photo Credit: Google Search – Christmas Quotes

 

My favorite Christmas movie of all time is “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and I thought on the first day of my Christmas vacation, my final inspirational thought of the year would feature the Grinch. 

The scene opens and we see the Grinch gleeful in his master plan to steal Christmas from the Whos. He stole everything he could think of dealing with Christmas in an effort to ruin Christmas for those blasted Whos. He listens to hear the crying and wailing he thinks is coming but instead the Whos are singing.

Singing?

Yes, singing! 

This confuses the Grinch and this is where the quote above is from. I love it because the Grinch discovers that Christmas is not about presents, food or trees. Christmas is about giving/receiving love, faith, new beginnings and reveling in miracles.

May the Christmas Spirit fill your heart with love, peace and adulterated joy! May you see the world through the eyes of a child and maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll witness the magic of Christmas.

Happy New Year, too! 2015 has been a year of branching out, trying new things and living every moment fearlessly. May your 2016 bring you everything your heart desires.

I’m on vacation from December 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Every day next week, I’m posting my five most popular posts of the year. I hope you enjoy them and I can’t wait to see you on January 4th!

MRS N

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! #Christmas #vacation #NewYear


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Starting today, I am on vacation and I wanted to be the first to wish you (and your loved ones) a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!

2014 has been an amazing year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings! New adventures? New friends? New discoveries? Bring it on, I say!

What are your resolutions/goals/dreams?

Whatever they may be, make a plan to be the best YOU you can be! You are a beautiful person and with each experience, lesson learned, challenge you are one step closer to the person you were destined to become.

I’ll reveal my resolutions when I return on Monday, January 5th!

My gift to you, awesome readers:

Starting today, you can get discounted prices on Princess of the Light at these two retailers:

Smashwords (E-Book): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480?ref=PrincessoftheLight (coupon code: LD97X)

Createspace (Paperback): https://www.createspace.com/5008419 (coupon code: G36C4RAW)

Use the coupon codes from now until Sunday, January 4th, 2015 to save HUGE! Remember part of the proceeds will go directly to local food banks to help feed the homeless and less fortunate. 🙂

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See you in the New Year!!!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Happy New Year! Welcome 2014!!!


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“May Light always surround you;

Hope kindle and rebound you.

May your Hurts turn to Healing;

Your Heart embrace Feeling.

May Wounds become Wisdom;

Every Kindness a Prism.

May Laughter infect you;

Your Passion resurrect you.

May Goodness inspire

your Deepest Desires.

Through all that you Reach For,

May your arms Never Tire.”

― D. Simone

 

Happy New Year!!! It’s the first day of 2014 and I am filled with hope, joy and Light!  A brand new year to discover new adventures and experiences.  A brand new year to be the best You ever!

I love the quote above because it is what I wish for you!  I wish that all 365 days of 2014 be filled with living your life to the best of your ability.  Whether you make resolutions or not, setting goals for yourself to living the life you have always wanted is a good way to kick off the year.  Here are my goals for the year:

-Write every day in my blog, concentrating on the craft of writing.

-Write a weekly blog post for PVB Daily

-Sign with a Publisher/Literary Agent and schedule publishing (or get published) of my first book, “Princess of the Light”

-Write Book Two in the “Princess of the Light” series

-Continue to walk every day to stay healthy in 2014

-Show kindness and Light to every person I encounter either online or in person

-Open my eyes to all that life has in store for me and relish in the simple pleasures

-Live in the moment and inspire others to do the same

-Love my beloved MR N unconditionally and show unconditional love to all (even those who have hurt me in the past)

-Eat chocolate every day (hey, I gotta live my version of the perfect life, right?)

I wish you the very best of 2014 and I can’t wait to share with you all my exciting adventures this year!!!