Looking Forward

Looking Forward

A time for everything…

by Alain d’Alché on Unsplash

Yesterday was very much a day for looking back. I needed to think on what happened over the last year, and get it out of me and on to the page. Sometimes we need that, and we need to learn that that’s okay.

Today, however, I am choosing to look forward. She wouldn’t want me to be living with one foot permanently stuck in the past. She would want me to go on and to live. I fully believe that she’s still with me, watching over me, and that all the while that I’m moving forward, it means that she is, too.

In this next year, I have a number of goals. I want to have finished the first novel in the QuickSilver Chronicles, and to have begun the second. I want to be at least half way through my Illustration and Photography diplomas, and I’d like to have worked up to Module five in my writing course.

There are some days when these goals will seem too steep for me, and I think, on those days, I will probably have to just do the bare minimum (because that’s how it is with depression and anxiety), but the fact is always, that tomorrow is coming; and tomorrow is another day. A new start.

Things have already gone differently to how I’d expected them to, but I’m learning to just trust. There’s a reason why some things don’t work out, and sometimes that reason is because we’re not ready, and we just need to wait a little.

I’m also going to be continuing with my Pet Pawtraits (if you want one, please hit a sister up 😉 and I’ll be happy to answer any of your queries), and fairy doors, and other creative endeavours.

This year, I want to focus on positive, creative things that might make this world just a little brighter, because we really need that.


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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