New Year Expectations

We’re embarking on a brand new year.

Like everyone, I look to it like a clean, white canvass.

2014 certainly wasn’t a fruitful one for me, but being a optimist one time removed, I have faith in the coming one.

No one knows better than me life can change on a dime.

One minute you can’t pay your bills, the next, a sudden windfall flourishes you to higher ground.

I have hopes for my writing, more published works in the new year. I wasn’t very enterprising these last 12 months…blaming my hearing loss for lack of ambition.

Despite writing every day, it was just for me more than publication.

There is Maya of course, my eBook, Notes From A Working Cat I recently put up on Amazon. That too was a labor of love since, even after so many people told me it should have been more of a children’s book, I just allowed her to be a sassy, irreverent, New York cat with anything but a PG rating.

Making money just wasn’t my biggest priority, even if it should have been.

So what can I expect from myself in 2015?

To be more financially industrious…get my work out there so I can earn a better living.

I can be more social, widening my borders both personally and professionally saying yes more, as opposed to…no thanks, not tonight.

What I’d really like to do is become a pet owner again. To invite a kitty into my home to share its warmth never thinking I’d want that again.

But the loss of Carmela has softened my heart in places I didn’t expect.

I can’t say enough how much I already miss her…how I look over at the now empty yard so wishing she were there.

Good always comes out of grief, if we give it time to show itself.

In her stead and memory, to honor her, a worthy little soul, any minute, will get a home.

I’m pretty confident of this.

Here’s to a happy, fruitful New Year to all.




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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18 Responses to New Year Expectations

  1. Wishing you well in 2015. I hope your writing does well in every way. I also hope you soon become the proud Mama of a new kitty.

    Happy New Year!


    • You must be a cat person…I return your sentiments in kind with great thanks.

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      • Actually I’m a dog person, having been saddened by losing 2 loved cats as a child because I was allergic to them. But I am a real dog Mama and know the feeling when you start to want a new pet in your life after grieving the loss of a beloved pet who was part of your family.


      • I’m visiting my basset hound pal, God willing, on Saturday. Cannot wait to see her…can’t believe how far I’ll have to go when she was only a minute from my house…but…where there’s a will there’s a way. Sorry about your cats.

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  2. Now that my friend is a plan!


  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I can’t wait to see a photo of the lucky little kitty that becomes part of your home. I’ve had at least one cat since I was five years old. There’s an antique photo of me surrounded by barn cats on my site under Ch 12 – Cow Poop, Barn Cats, and a Milk Maid.


  4. So positive and upbeat. May I suggest you do more marketing of your books on your blog…like on your sidebar? Yes, there is that little blurb but it’s little. Maybe put the book covers there so people can see it easily. I am in the middle of Notes from a Working Cat and I love it. Your books are fun and your prices are good. You need to market more and be brazen to get people to put up reviews!
    Now, on another note, I am glad to hear you are getting closer to adoption. Cheers from all the cats in my house!


    • Thanks for getting it…I’m touched once again. I don’t know how to put the covers up on the sidebar being the Rainman of cyber life…will have to work on that. I thought 3.50 was too high…I did.

      I miss Carmela so much. I need to love something…soon. Thanks Kate.

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  5. Here’s to a great new year to you too. I also didn’t work very hard this last year, mostly blaming my move and transition. I’m ready for this year though. Let’s be optimistic together.


  6. Lynn says:

    Susannah, I hope 2015 brings you all that you hope for & more. Filling your heart with love for a new feline family member sounds like the perfect way to start! Cheers!


  7. Elle Knowles says:

    I think you did very good this year despite all you have had to overcome. Three books! Wow! Its hard to promote and market though. Believe me i know! I hope that link I sent for your sidebar helps some. Let me know!


  8. micklively says:

    I wonder whether optimism is worth more than success? Certainly, your positive outlook will stand you in good stead for 2015. I hope all your dreams come true.


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