Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Let's Make This Your Year by Merri Maywether

Every year I say the same thing. “This is my year.” I squeeze my right hand into a fist, tighten my chest, and claim it.  Then somewhere around November, I look around for evidence. Was it my year?

Last November, I waved the year behind me. Somebody else can have 2020. I don’t want her. Not really. LOL. With effort, I gleaned some great moments. 

2020 was the year where I…

☃️ learned how to make some cool masks

☃️ found friends who enjoy reading and writing sweet romance as much as I do 

☃️ made some great desserts

☃️ reconnected with friends who live all over the globe

☃️ convinced my husband to buy a snowblower

☃️ made peace with that extra five pounds around my waist

This year I made the same claim. 2021 will be my year. This year I have a tangible goal. From January 1st,  I’ve made it my objective to make people smile. At the end of every day, I write myself a note of when I achieved the goal. 

The cool thing about this goal is in the gray moments; it has been an umbrella. And, next November, when I ask myself if 2021 has really been my year, I’ll have a journal to remind me of what I wanted to achieve. 

Now, I’ll pass the baton to you. If you had one thing to prove you had a good year, What would it be?

☃️. ☃️. ☃️

Merri Maywether lives with her husband in rural Montana. You can find her in the town's only coffee house listening to three generations of Montanans share their stories. Otherwise, she's in the classroom or the school library inspiring the next generation's writers. 

Welcome Home is the first book in my Three Creeks, Montana series.
In this feel-good, love story, Abigail discovers the beauty of second chances and the meaning behind Welcome Home. 

Welcome Home is available for 99¢ at your favorite online retailer.


  1. That's a tough question, but in normal years, not 2020, I would feel like I had a good year if I felt successful in my accomplishments.

  2. I'm glad you convinced your hubby to buy a snowblower. Everyone in Montana should own one.

  3. Merri, I appreciate your upbeat blog. I learned to connect with others online. That has been a real plus!

  4. It's so great that even though you were happy to hand 2020 off - it's so great that you took the time to look back at what the positives were for you!