So, I love this term DETERMINATIONS.
I didn’t make it up. I stole it.
Aight, I didn’t steal it, I’ve borrowed it from author Saeed Jones, who recently spoke about the practice of making yearly Determinations, as encouraged by his mother, on a podcast I enjoy called Death, Sex & Money and again on his website, where he has invited us to share our Determinations for the New Year.
I love this word because it seems so much unlike Resolutions, which I hated, I never made, and when I did make them, I didn’t keep them. They were unrealistic and lofty, not based in anything but “stuff I wanna do”. And then I would promptly forget about them until Jan 1 of the following year.
Determinations feels entirely more rooted in reality and more than wishes and hopes because they aren’t dreams. They are your PRIORITIES.
I invite you to head over to Saeed’s post HERE and add yours. Articulate why this will be a big step forward for you. If you don’t want to be all public about it, that’s okay, too. No need to be performative for people to take you seriously! Write them for yourself. And then put them somewhere visible, where you can see them, where you can use them to encourage yourself, to track your progress toward your personal priorities. Among others, here are my determinations (they’re usually made using “I will” :
- I will continue the great strides I have made to take care of myself, stay up on all of my regular well checks and stay healthy. We only get one body.
- I will finish the two books that I started, then set aside.
- I will push myself to step out of my comfort zone with regard to socializing and making friends.
- I will make regular (monthly, quarterly) appointments to spend one-on-one time with people who are important to me.
- I will continue to set aside time for myself to decompress and not feel guilty about enjoying that time, even if I use it to do nothing.
Published by Books by DL White Genres: African American Romance, Holiday Romance Format: eBook Source: Amazon Hello friends and Happy Sunday! I hope your end of year is peaceful and you are well. I’m sharing a snip from my recent release, a holiday novella called The Kwanzaa Brunch. Once I got into this story, I had a great time discovering Booker and Sienna and bringing them together with the help of a familiar matchmaker. A note that if you haven’t read Unexpected, you might want to read that one before reading this one, for #reasons. *grin* Grab this title at Amazon now! Add it to your Goodreads TBR HERE. ENJOY! […]
In case you missed it, my holiday short, The Kwanzaa Brunch is here! This lighthearted, fun and funny romance is now available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Grab it by clicking THIS LINK RIGHT HERE. Add this book to your Goodreads TBR HERE. Enjoy this excerpt and do be sure to let me know how much you adore Booker Lasalle and Sienna Charles! Booker I went into the master bathroom and turned on the shower, but a ping from my phone drew my attention. It was the standard text tone, which meant it was someone unfamiliar. Anthony Thomas: You watch that game? Bron is siiiick! I carried the phone into […]
Hello friends, new and old! I am delighted to be posting today to share my new holiday novella, The Kwanzaa Brunch, with you! Click the image below to grab this book on Amazon. Also available on Kindle Unlimited! Add this book to your Goodreads TBR HERE. A fated brunch and an unlikely Cupid… Sienna Charles is tired of the same old, same old. Same old job, same old city, same old friends. Same old men. Just when she’s relegated herself to living Groundhog’s Day, romance edition, Booker Lasalle swaggers into her life, courtesy an open position at Precision Software. He’s new— to the company, to the city and, most importantly, […]
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by Shelly Ellis TAHDAY IS THA DAYYY!! I am too HYPE to post today’s new release from my good friend (and shoulder I cry on about my writer woes) SHELLY ELLIS! Shelly has been a staple in my reading life since I read my first Gibbons Golddigger novel. Been rocking with her ever since. Her characters are REAL (no fairy tales here!) and her stories are JUICY. Shelly writes the kind of books that you need a dark beverage and some popcorn to really set the mood. So it is my pleasure to celebrate THE FINAL PLAY, the final installment of The Branch Avenue Boys series, one that is near […]
I’m honored and excited to share a new book with you! Silver Dagger Tours presents: Soul’s Desire by Sharon C. Cooper Soul’s Desire Unparalleled Love Series by Sharon C. Cooper Genre: Contemporary Romance
I couldn’t figure out where to cut this, so enjoy this supersize sample of The Guy Next Door. This book is now on sale in ebook and paperback at Amazon! Look for it at other outlets in 2020. For those who’ve already purchased and left a review… thank you! If you haven’t grabbed it, or read it and haven’t posted up a positive review, I humbly ask for you to put this book in your face and let other readers know how you enjoyed it! xoxo, DL White “Hello?” A rich tenor that I hoped wasn’t attached to someone standing inside my place called into the house. I glanced at […]
THE POTTER LAKE SERIES On a rainy night in Georgia, two hearts meet. They’re never the same again. The magic of Potter Lake strikes again! Evonne Girard— stylist and obsessed podcast fan meets Taj Wright— Registered Nurse and musician following a nasty fall in the parking lot at the Curl & Dye. There are jokes and snappy banter, but neither thinks they’ll see the other again any time soon. When Evonne takes a step toward adulting and moves out of her parent’s home, she discovers that the cute house she’s renting belongs to the handsome, sexy nurse with the eyes she can’t forget. But she’s not in Potter Lake to […]