The first few months of this year have been extraordinarily busy. On top of all the busy, I had an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up. So, I took it. Plans change, but I didn’t expect my plans for this year to change quite so much, or quite so fast.

And yet, here we are…

I have a new job. I think it’s going to be pretty awesome and I’m very excited about it. And yet, all those goals I had for this year are probably going to need a serious overhaul. I am so far behind on all the things I’d hoped to accomplish this year that part of me wants to just scrap my 2014 plans and just start over.

I’m going to try to resist the urge to scrap everything, but I’m definitely going to scale back my expectations. For example, right now I’m averaging about a book and a half a month (half my usual reading pace). I may have more reading time on my new commute, but then again, I may use that time to work. As for swimming, with my new schedule, my weekday morning workouts will need to be much shorter. I think I will be able to be more consistent about them, but it will still be difficult to hit my 400 mile goal for 2014. And as for writing… I am so far behind what I had planned for 2014 that I’m just hoping to finish one of my already in progress drafts (“Falling,” most likely), and to participate in NaNoWriMo again this year.

So, things are changing around here. But that’s what keeps life interesting.