January 17, 2020

New Year, Nude You

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Matthew McDermott
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I like making new year’s resolutions.

I think it’s really important for everyone to take time, every once in a while, to take stock of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go. The new year might be an arbitrary time to do this, but it’s as good a time as any.

One of the most important things for me to take stock of is my writing. It’s easy to lose focus on any artistic endeavour, because the world doesn’t much care to make room for your creativity. You have to carve out time and space for it yourself, and you’re probably the only one who will.

So at the new year, I usually take stock of what I’ve completed in the last year, and look forward to the next. This year, I made headway on a few fronts:

  • I started this blog, and I’ve been blogging regularly
  • I made my book available in print, and on a number of different ebook platforms
  • I significantly increased my twitter reach, finally topping 2,500 followers

However, my top objective was to finish, or at least make significant headway on, my next nudist book. And unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

What about my nudist resolutions - my nude year resolutions list? I didn’t have any specific resolutions last year, but I know I wasn’t able to take advantage of many opportunities to be nude outside the house. Between my schedule and some family medical issues, the nice months didn’t give me many opportunities for social nudism.

That’s enough looking back. Let’s look forward instead!

This year, I have two key goals related to my nudism writing:

  • Finish and publish my second book. (In fact, I’m planning to complete this goal by the summer!)
  • Continue blogging, with a new post every week. (Though I’m not going to blog just for the sake of it - if I don’t have something to say, I’m not going to say anything.)

Regarding nudism in general, my primary aim is to be nude as much as possible. I’m going to be dealing with some medical issues myself, so I don’t know when or where I’ll be able to partake in social nudity. But I’m going to try (and I won’t let my surgery scars stand in my way, once they’ve healed).

And in support of nudism, I’m going to continue to work to be a good resource for naturists, whether they are looking into nudism or are already committed nudists. Helping collect resources, amplify other nudists’ voices, dispel myths, and normalise nudism are my tasks, every day of this year.

Whatever happens, I’m going to make this a positive and productive new year, and nude year. I hope you will too!

Share Your Thoughts

What are your goals and plans for this coming year, personally and creatively? What are you planning to do, experience, and create? Let me know in the comments!

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Congratulations on the goals you met. I know it can be very hard to see a goal achieved, but I do have my fingers crossed that you're able to get your writing goals achieved!

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I'm no good at resolutions. If I felt I needed to change my life, I'd just do it when I decided. New Year's is about remembering the past and thinking about the future. But waiting for it to come around to make a change feels artificial.

New Year's resolutions are usually the result of guilt, not self-discovery. Resolutions made out of guilt for not doing the right thing usually fail because you are resolving to do something you really don't want to do.

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