I think I felt that if I started blogging at the beginning of the year, I'd have to be consistent for the rest of it. And I don't know if I can do that. But right now, it's after midnight and 2017 is 8 days old and I have no filter, so here we go.
2016 was a mess. Not just for the world in general, but for me. I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but my family moved in August, and I started college. My dad wasn't able to move with us, because he needs to sell the businesses he owns first. My little sister is going to a real brick-and-mortar charter school for the first time in her homeschooled life. My mom is working for the first time since I was born. So, life has been understandably difficult. And if that wasn't enough stress, Mom's health problems and anxiety have gotten way worse. For a while, she was barely able to eat, and she had to go to the ER twice. Since my sister is so busy with school and ballet and my dad isn't here, that leaves me with a lot of the responsibility.
That's why I've been so inactive here. That's why I failed NaNoWriMo. And that's why prayers are really really appreciated.
I have lots of great plans for 2017. Big plans. Exciting plans. Whether or not blogging will fit into those plans, though, remains to be seen. I want to do better. I'm going to try to get better. You can expect some posts coming up in the next few weeks, at least.
I swear, I had a plan for this post when I started it. Oh well. There's your 2016 life update. I hope your 2017 is off to a good start.