Along the lines of your crochet New Year's Resolutions:
Story: In 2010 I entered a design in the CGOA design contest. It didn't
win a prize. It didn't get an honorable mention. Fast forward, 2012,
someone remembered my entry, my non-winning entry, in the CGOA Design
Contest and passed my name along to a publisher who signed me to a book
contract. Coincidence? No. Effort meeting opportunity. Get your effort
together. Opportunity comes this summer.