First Things First: An Encouraging Words Episode


In this month’s Encouraging Words episode, I talk about how I’ve been looking at Susan May Warren’s Values-Based Planning from episode 276 to decide on my priorities for 2022. After struggling with the idea that I don’t want to stop doing things I love and am good at, I finally decided that I needed to let some things go – at least for now – because I’m not doing the work that is most important to me.

As of January 2022, the podcast will be on semi-hiatus, meaning I’ll still do the monthly Encouraging Words episodes, and I’ll also have guest episodes at irregular intervals. This will free up an enormous amount of time for me to get back to focusing on my first love, writing. 🙂

I hope my candid discussion on how I came to this decision helps you as you think back on the last year or two and ask yourself what worked, what didn’t, and how you can plan next year based on the things you find most important in your life.

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at