12 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 - Sweet Thing - JA Huss

12 Days of Giveaways – Day 11 – Sweet Thing


AND THE WINNER IS… Loann Johnson

CONGRATS! You win the Day 11 Giveaway! Please check your EMAIL!


Welcome to my annual 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS! 

If you’re new to this – here’s how it works:

1.   Each day from December 1 through December 12 I will put up a new giveaway HERE on my website with instructions on how to enter, a detailed description of the prize, and some stuff about the book or series. Each giveaway is different and each has ONE WINNER UNLESS you are the winner and you are from Australia or New Zealand.


MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALWAYS OPEN INTERNATIONAL BUT the United States Post Office has stopped all mail delivery to AUS and NZ. Shit is weird BUT you can still win if you’re from AUS or NZ  because each giveaway has a GIFT CARD as well as a physical gift. So if the winner chosen is from AUS or NZ – there will be TWO winners. The AUS/NZ winner will get the GIFT CARD and the second winner will get the physical prize but NO gift card.

2.   Each giveaway runs UNTIL DECEMBER 13.

3.   Winners are CHOSEN and NOTIFIED on December 14. I will be notifying winners in various ways depending on how people enter. Sometimes on FB, sometimes on IG, sometimes in my FB fan group (Shrike Bikes), sometimes via email – and all winners will BE LISTED AT THE TOP OF EACH GIVEAWAY POST HERE ON MY WEBSITE on December 14.

4.   Winners have 24 hours to respond, then another winner will be chosen.

5.   ALL PRIZES WILL BE MAILED ON DECEMBER 15.  If I’m waiting on a winner to respond and they miss the December 15 mail date, that prize will be mailed when I get around to it. I live in the middle of nowhere so a trip to the post office is a “thing” for me. 🙂 So make sure you’re checking for winners on the 14th.

6.   I will send newsletters announcing giveaways on December 1, December 6, December 12, and a Winner newsletter on December 14. I NEVER send this many newsletters in a month so sorry if that feels spammy. I just have quite a few readers who do not do socials and there will be at least three giveaways that do not involve socials in any way. So I need to get the word out.

7.   You can also FOLLOW MY BLOG. I will also make a blog post HERE announcing ALL WINNERS on the 14th. If you want to follow this blog there will be a form at the bottom of each post to do that. Then you get an email when I POST HERE. I don’t do that often – December is the exception because of the 12 Days and my yearly “Wrap-up” post.


THAT’S IT! I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THIS! The world is INSANE right now so I’m just trying to spread some cheer and give back to all of you who support me and enjoy the stories I create.













DAY 10






SWEET THING is a  standalone older-man-very-young-woman sexy romance filled with forbidden lust, too many ‘first times’ to count, inappropriate touching in public, and an angsty, but perfect, HEA. 

Aria Amherst lied about her age the first night we met.
But when I kissed her… I knew exactly how old she was.
I wanted more of her.
Until I found out that her father was making a deal with my business partner.
Then I wanted ALL of her.

Ryker North blew into my life like a wall of hot, tattooed muscle.
And did I mention he’s thirty-five years old?
And my father is going to kill me when he finds out I’m dating his new client?
It’s… complicated.
But take my word on this. He’s worth every risk I’m taking.

Pretty Thing is new sexy, brother’s-best-friend romance filled with tender moments, second chances, and steamy love scenes that will make you sigh with happiness when you turn the last page!

My best friend made damn sure I knew the rules.
His sister was strictly off limits.

Growing up it was always the three of us. Me, my twin brother, Kyle, and our best friend, Aiden. We were inseparable all the way through high school.
But Kyle made damn sure we both know the rules.
I was strictly off limits. Forever.

Every time Kyle caught me lusting after his twin sister, Kali, he reminded me of the rule. “You were my friend first.”
All these years I’ve honored that. I never broke his trust. Until now.
I want Kali. I want to marry her, and have kids with her, and keep her in my bed forever.
But I want Kyle’s blessing too. And that’s something I’ll never get.

WILD THING is a smokin’-hot, sexy story of a runaway princess and her reluctant Prince Charming. A tantalizing tale of forced marriage, captive submission, and a hero who doesn’t know he’s a hero until he meets the girl he was meant to save.

Kidnapping her was the easy part.
Now I’ve got to tame her.

Freelance princess hunter, Mason Macintyre, thinks he’s so tough with those bulging muscles. He thinks he’s so smart with his plan to tame me with spankings and submission. Well, I’ve got news for him. They don’t call me Wild Thing for nothing.  I’ve been playing unruly princess my whole life and I’m not about to stop now.

This was supposed to be a simple kidnap job. Catch her and bring her in so she can be married off to the son of a family friend. But once her father realizes the man he hired to reform his unruly brat of a daughter won’t be able to handle her, he blackmails me into reigning her in.



1. Signed Sweet Thing Paperback

2. Bath & Body Works Pound Cake Body Spray

3. Bath & Body Works Pound Cake Shower Gel

4. Bath & Body Works Pound Cake Lotion

5. Shrike Bikes Candle Tin

6. Super Swag Pack

7. $20 Gift Card

8. Nordic Pine Soap

9. Tea Lights

10. Gift Bag



ALL Three of these books are in one big box set which is FREE in Kindle Unlimited, BUT you CAN ALSO listen to the AUDIOBOOKS of both SWEET THING and PRETTY THING FREE in the AUDIBLE PLUS CATALOG!







(2) Comment below and tell me one thing you want to learn in 2022.


So here’s something maybe you guys didn’t know. In the author world right now there is this big thing we’re all in to–especially Romance Authors. It’s called Strengths. Actually, it’s called Gallup-Certified Strengths. And almost all of my author friends get coaching in this by another friend called Becca Syme. I don’t get coaching but that’s because my really, really, really good author friend, Terry Schott, is also a coach who works for Becca. 🙂 So if I want to talk Strengths, I call up Terry and he tells me everything I need to know. 

Anyway, you take this test and it spits out your strengths – there are 34 of them but mostly it’s the Top 5 and Top 10 that determine how you see the world and solve problems. These Strengths are like a blueprint of your personality and if you understand how your personality works, you can better use that information to help you succeed. That’s the short explanation of Strengths.

I tell you this because my #2 Strength is Learner. I fucking love to learn knew things. I’m curious, always. And I have a fairly open mind. I think my mind is as open as one SHOULD be, so as to not become a MINION. A completely open mind is a horrible thing to have. It means you do nothing but FOLLOW and do not use discernment in your decision making. But I am “almost” always willing to look at something in a new way. I might not agree with it in the end, but I’m “almost” always willing to listen to alternative viewpoints. I say almost because we all have hard limits. So if I hit a hard limit, I just turn my back on the whole thing. Good news for me, though, I have very, very few hard limits. I’m mostly trying to learn and understand, so I’m almost always willing to listen. 

I LOVE TO LEARN NEW THINGS. Learning new things is my #2 *priority* (For lack of a better word) in LIFE. 

Which brings me back to my question –

Tell me one thing you want to LEARN in 2022.

Even if you’re not a “Learner” maybe you can try and learn something new this coming year. I think this is way better than a “resolution” because THERE IS NO OUTCOME PRESSURE. Your success isn’t determined by some “goal”. Learning doesn’t end. Even if you’re an expert, learning never ends. So there is no finish line to cross when you decide to LEARN SOMETHING.

And there is no end to the number of ways in which people learn. You can learn by reading, you can learn by doing, you can learn by asking questions, you can learn by going to a class, you can learn by surfing the internet.

So the one thing I want to learn in 2022 is how to grow vegetables. I’m trying to start a little homestead here on my land to become more self-sufficient and so far I have bought supplies and books and did a lot of research. But when the weather turns in the spring, I will learn by doing. Hopefully boring you all to death with my amazing pictures. hahahaha. 🙂

P.S. – If you’re an author and want to learn what your STRENGTHS are, here’s Becca’s website. I DO NOT get a kickback for this. She doesn’t even know I’m doing this. And if you want a good coach recommendation, Terry Schott will not steer you wrong. He’s the best, in my opinion. (He’s doesn’t know I’m doing this either… lol. But I bet he will know by Monday when we have our next Zoom sprint!) 🙂

P.S.S. – If you’re wondering where I get all these graphics for each day’s theme, they come from Creative Market. I love making graphics so I buy A LOT of them. Making all the images for the 12 Days of Giveaways was FUN!

BTW – ^^^That is not an affiliate link. I NEVER use affiliate links for any product I recommend – not a single one of my books on this website has an affiliate link attached to it. I don’t care if other people use affiliate links, I just choose NOT to use them. If I recommend something to people who visit this site, it’s because I LOVE it. There is a standard disclaimer on my website privacy policy stating blah, blah blah affiliate links because it came with the template, BUT I NEVER get paid for pointing you in a certain direction.

BTW #2 – if you like my website it was created by Caro at GoCreate.me! 🙂




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Stay calm, stay safe, and let’s have a great 2022!

WINNERS FOR ALL GIVEAWAYS will be chosen on December 14 and announced on FB, IG, my fan group, my blog, and my newsletter. All gifts will be mailed on December 15th with priority mail, so hopefully you get them before the big day. ALL MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALWAYS OPEN INTERNATIONAL.

608 Replies to “12 Days of Giveaways – Day 11 – Sweet Thing”

  1. The one thing I want to learn in 2022 is to pay more attention to what my body is telling me. I’ve been dealing with a lot of health issues and I want to learn how to take better care of myself.

    1. I’m in school to become a FNP and this class I just finished we did something similar. I know my strengths but also my weaknesses. So I want to learn to improve my weaknesses by seeking new learning opportunities to be a better leader and nurse.

    2. In 2022 I would like to learn how to be my own boss. I am a stay at home mum and I would like to venture into a new field. I am so excited about learning more marketing tools and all that is involved, but what I want t learn most is how to find the right balance between my family and I to make use all happy.

      1. This is a great thing. I hope 2022 brings you success in starting your business.

        I am not sure what I would like to learn. I think we are always learning but I am not sure I have a desire to learn anything specific.

        Good luck with your endeavors.

    3. I want to learn to be more kind to those who dont deserve kindness. (Thinking of my kids father in this instance, because to get through the next 6 years of my life, I am going to have to learn to be kind to him when he doesn’t deserve my kindness)

  2. I want to learn how to crochet. I’ve always wanted to try after watching my grandma crochet when I was younger. I just never actually sat down to learn. I think itvwould be really neat to try.

  3. The first thing I want to learn in 2022 is how to set up my own blog, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I can give advice on Frugal survival.

  4. I have always wanted to learn sign language. I would also like to learn fluently speak Spanish. Maybe 2022 will be the year I finally take the time to try.

    1. I’m at the point in my life where I need to learn to put me first. I’m almost an empty nester and I find that I still worry too much about everyone’s welfare and not enough about me so I have to start thinking about just putting myself first sometimes. I need to start having spa days or a day just to do absolutely nothing. I think it would be therapeutic.

  5. I need to learn how to talk to my teenage daughter that doesn’t immediately put her into defense mode. I never had to deal with issues that they have now, cyber bullying, social media overload, online schooling.

    1. Oh Julie this is a hard one for me! I love learning! I want to learn another language just haven’t decided which one yet. Actually long term I’d like to learn a few. I would also like to learn to dance. I’d love to learn soap making and maybe candle making. So many things to learn. Gets me excited just thinking about it!

  6. Honestly? To let go of people who cause me pain and things that no longer serve me. My goal is to achieve some serenity in my life

    1. I would like to learn how to do home canning. My husband is an extremely successful gardener. We usually have tons of tomatoes, onions, peppers, cabbage, beets and cucumbers. He also does the canning. I need to watch and learn so I can be more of a partner in the process instead of just enjoying the benefits.

  7. i never plan on learning anything but have always tried to learn something new everyday! I have always strived to be a jack of all trades.

  8. One thing I want to learn in 2022 is to definitely slow down and enjoy the time I have with my family. Lots of health issues have come up the end of this year. It’s been very hard and I’ve personally been struggling.

    1. For 2022, I really need to learn to be more organized, so I can get things done on time. I’ve been way to lazy the past couple of years.

      1. Kim…I want to “learn” this as well. 😬 The hubs works in Alaska for 4wks on 4wks off. This has totally works for us for the last 10 yrs. The problem is when he is not home I don’t do a darn thing house-wise. Then the weekend before he comes home I am cramming 4 wks of housework into one weekend. Every time I do thins I get mad at myself and say “why don’t you just do this once a week etc”

  9. I would like to learn more about budget and finances. My husband just lost his job and until he finds a new job the purse strings need to tighten. I’m wishing to create a better emergency fund for us.

  10. I want to learn to have more patience. With going into the mental health field once I get my degree this is something I will need a lot of when working with clients

    1. I want to learn to open up more and love myself more. I want to finally learn that my autoimmune disorders do not define my self worth.

  11. I was doing really well with my Duolingo lessons in Spanish and then I got so busy with the kids and work I haven’t done them in months. So I want to get back into that for 2022 and improve my Spanish!

  12. One thing I want to learn in 2022 is ASL. Most of my man’s family is deaf, and although I know a little sign language, I would like to become proficient in it so I don’t have to finger spell every word!

    We’ll be attending his cousin’s wedding in Sept so this is a great goal for me to work towards!! 💖💖💖

  13. I’m always very curious too. I’m the person that asks 47 questions about something trying to understand every detail. One thing I want to learn in 2022 is how to make soap.

  14. I try this every year but I really hope this is the years. I really want and need to learn more gratitude. I tend to focus on the things that are wrong, rather than the things that are great and there are so many things that are great in my life.

  15. I would love to learn how to stress less. I am a huge overthinker. My husband always says everything will work out how it’s suppose to but I need to know what’s going on at all times. Would love to be a little more like him!

  16. What do I want to learn in 2022? I honestly have no idea. I’m constantly reading or watching TV and when anything comes up I don’t know about or that sounds interesting I duckduckgo it. I really don’t have any topic in mind at this moment. In 2022 I’m sure I’ll continue looking into ways to relieve myofascial pain. I suffer from it. I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer at this time. I just haven’t put any thought into the idea of what I want to actively learn in 2022.

  17. I hope to learn how to be happy again in 2022. I need to start putting myself first for a change and stand up for what I want and not just do for everyone one else all the time.

  18. I am an In home Health care Aide. And I would like to learn how cope with the stresses that come with my job and the loss of my clients when the time comes. And than how to deal better with my husband at these times. I can’t talk about what is going on and he tries to help but than I get upset at him. I just need to learn how to deal better
    Thanks for the chance

  19. I want to learn to be more of an extrovert; I continue to be an extreme introvert and it hinders me from getting involved in some things.

  20. thank you for doing this I would love to learn how to make a tshirt quilt with my daughters shirts from her growing up to now

  21. I’m going to try to learn how to be a better public speaker. I’m the president of our county farm bureau and am being asked to speak more, interviews, etc. I always say um too much.

  22. I want to learn more about cooking. I love to cook and bake but feel there is so much I dont know. I would also like to get back to gardening. Since we moved to our new house in 2017 I haven’t had the time with all the new house stuff to put in a garden and I miss all the fresh goodness. ❤️

  23. For 2022, I want to learn how to lose weight! My son is getting married in July. So I want to look good! Thanks for the chance!

  24. One thing I really want to learn in 2022 is how to create and better incorporate digital resources into my remote tutoring. Becoming more proficient with technology is an ongoing personal goal since transitioning exclusively to to remote teaching.

  25. I need to learn to start living life rather then spending all my time at work. I’ve always tried to help my husband in supporting our family and at times our girls are left at home after being in school all week. This coming year will be more family time…

  26. I want to learn how to love me and my body as much and my boyfriend loves me. I have never had the best self confidence and I would like to learn more about it and learn to trust my self more.

  27. In 2022, I would like to learn what I should do with the rest of my life, career-wise since I closed my daycare 4 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with baby #4.

  28. In 2022 I would like to learn how to knit. It looks so fun but I’m very uncoordinated so it will probably be hard for me to learn.

  29. I’d like to learn how to have more discipline with excercise so that I can have more a healthier body strength of both body and mind.

  30. I’ve done the Strength finders quiz, too! My strength is input, which means I like collect things. Anything, like paper, shoes, facts, books, all kinds of stuff. Next year I hope to learn more about programming. I started an introduction code on python coding and I am looking forward to learning more!

  31. I was taught you learn something new everyday. It could be something small to earth shattering. In 2022 I want to learn to control my anxiety when in the car.

  32. For 2022 I want to learn how to play an instrument. I want to learn violin 🎻 the most but I may need to do something easier since I may not find a teacher in the area. I will learn an instrument!

  33. One thing I want to learn next year is how to make gluten free pizza. I was diagnosed with celiac a coupons of years ago and I miss pizza horribly.

  34. What I want to learn and NEED to learn is how to relax….I’m at the point now where I awaken with my muscles knotted up from guarding….😔

  35. I want to learn about cars and how maintenance that way I won’t have to rely on anyone else to help me with any car problems I might have.

  36. I want to learn more about spirituality, spirit guides and just being more intuned about myself. Also, I want to learn about investing better.

  37. In 2022 I want to learn how to fish better. My husband has taught me to hunt…but fishing is truly not my strong spot.

  38. I want to learn to love myself more and come out of my comfort zone even a little. To take care of myself better and to say NO and stick to it. I’m always doing things for everyone it seems but when its the other way around most wont do the same (family and ‘friends’). I want to learn a new skill, whether it be a new language or craft.

  39. For the past few years I’ve been learning more about birds. I have been helping the Bobwhite Quail initiative with bird counts and covey calls each year and every year I discover something new. A new bird sound I haven’t heard before, so I look it up and try to remember that sound and what that bird looks like. I also heard a lot of quail this year and would like to get better at detecting their locations on the areas I am surveying.

  40. I actually plan on going back to school this year t9 get my degree in Medieval/Renaissance History. So I’m looking forward to discovery new parts about that history that I am unaware of

  41. In 2022 I would like to learn how to be more of an extrovert. I sell a line of women’s clothing called cabi. I’ve struggled with my business because I’m not good at meeting people and this business relies on hostesses doing in home shows – either virtual or in person. To get hostesses I have to put myself out there and make connections with other women. This is something I really hope to learn how to do better in 2022. Thanks for asking me to put this in words.

  42. I want to learn how to sew. I inherited a really old but durable working singer sewing machine and I know nothing on how to use it. I took shop in highschool. So I’ve decided to take some classes and learn. I’m really excited.

  43. Learn how to deal with people better or inter act with them. I’m perfectly fine all by myself but I know that’s really not healthy. Thank u for the chance and Happy Holidays!!

  44. I’m a hairstylist, so I would like to learn different color/balayge/foiling techniques, some business classes so I can look into opening my own salon on day & work on becoming a product line educator.

  45. I hope to learn how to switch from a parent with school age kids to one with adult children. Both my kids are now adults and I have to remember to let them spread their wings. It is a bigger adjustment then I thought it would be.

  46. So much!! My sister in law has me writing things down like a bucket list of things I want to do. I start on my birthday and have a year to complete the number of things I’ve written which equals the number of years I’ve turned. So much fun. My latest was axe throwing and up next is yoga.

  47. There’s lots of things I’d love to learn in the New Year. I want to brush up on my French, and learn Spanish. I want to learn how to become a proofreader and editor and maybe start making some money working from home. I want to learn how to use photoshop or whatever the popular graphic design programs are being used.

  48. In 2022 I want to learn how to have proper balance in my life between family, work and school. So far I have been unsuccessful in this. Also I’d like to learn some better organization techniques.

  49. I want to learn how to make my own yogurt. I got an instant pot a few years ago and it has a setting for it, but haven’t tried it yet.

  50. My sons family with my 2 grandsons (4 and 19 months). Move to Puerto Rico last May. Yes I was devastated. Butttt it is a very good life for them so in 2022 I am try learn Puertorican Spanish. My old brain isn’t doing so good but I am determined so maybe in the next 2-3 years I can move there. Wish me luck!!

  51. I would like to learn how to knit. I do a lot of cross stitching a d would like to expand my crafting skills. Thanks for the chance!

  52. I work as a Pharmacy Technician and I want to learn another aspect to my job likehow to make IV’s or learning to do Med Recs.

  53. What I would like to learn in 2022 is how to deal with change better. My husband and I have been talking about moving and it absolutely terrifies me. I always think of worst case scenarios in all situations which stops me from doing things and taking risks.

    1. Living minimally is awesome! We decided to become minimalist in 2017. It took us over 2 years to do it, but we got rid of everything that didn’t serve us and sold our 2-story house. It’s true when they say less is more. It is. ✌️

  54. For 2022 I want to learn how to how to avoid having clutter creep up. I love how it feels after decluttering but then it seems like I blink and there is clutter everywhere.

  55. I want to learn how to say ‘no’ to things that don’t bring me joy and how to say ‘yes’ only when I really mean it. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaways you do. Have a great holiday with your family.

  56. I finally want to learn how to spin my alpaca fiber into yarn. I have the wheel… I’ve just had three surgeries this year and haven’t been able to use my legs to power the spinning wheel.

  57. I guess I like to learn little more patience when driving some days it’s really hard to not be in a hurry or to get impatient with other drivers.

  58. Id like to learn more about quilting quilts and get more into that. I also want to do some more challenging patterns on blocks and tops. I am going to look into medical coding or other part-time home-based work.

  59. I got a Quilt Design program that I want to learn, and I used to crochet when I was in my teens, and was thinking about trying that again.

  60. Thank you for the chance again 😊❤ what I would like to learn in 2022 is to believe in the best for myself, continue learning another language and how to get myself on the road to financial stability.

  61. I just want to learn how to deal with things better and not to let my feelings and emotions rule, Also to deal with my depression better so I can be a better person for my family.

  62. I have seen such amazing books lately so next year I want to learn how to spray paint book edges and stencil art on book covers!

  63. I would love to learn photography. I take pictures with my phone now but I would love to learn Camera. I had a lady that took pictures of animals but now she does rescue of animals full time. My pictures do not even come close to hers.

  64. I have a few things that I would like to do in 2022. I would like to learn more patience with everyone, more so when they decide to interrupt me. I would also like to learn a new language. I also would like to dmdibd more time to do more reading.

  65. I need to learn not to let the crazy things some of our friends are saying about what is going on in our country. I’ve started blocking then on Facebook. We all of different opinions, but the hatefulness is too much.

  66. I find myself living a life I didnt think was a possibility. I want to learn more about myself in the coming year. Find the insight into living a more authentic self.

  67. Since moving to Oklahoma from California, I would like to learn to slow down. Not be in a California rush, things here in Oklahoma are much slower. I still drive like I live in California and the slower drivers make me crazy! LOL

  68. I’d love to learn how to crochet. It’s been way too long since I’ve been creative that way. I’d also love to learn how to let things go but that’s a lifelong process Thanks and cheers!!

  69. Hmm, that’s a tough question. I’m going to say cake decorating. I love pretty desserts. For me the visual beauty of desserts is 1/2 the fun of eating them. I got a huge professional KitchenAid mixer for Christmas so I better use it.

    1. I’d love to learn a new crochet technique! I stick to simple projects letting large projects intimidate me. For 2022, I’m going to add a few new techniques.

  70. I’d like to learn how to remember things. Used to know. Then on 12/14/14 I had over 100 strokes over 3 days and became legally disabled. Had to relearn my kids and everything. I can’t drive out of town because I get confused. Can’t go places alone because I get lost and confused. I’d just like to remember things like I used to

  71. I would love to be more organized. But more than anything, I’d like to learn to listen to my body more. When you’re young, life just goes by without thinking about your body. But as you get older, it becomes really important, as I’m sure you will all learn. I wish I had taken better care of myself when I was younger. And I tell this to my girls as often as I can.

  72. I want to learn healthier eating, and to quit smoking, I’m 61 and for myself and my family, thank you for the opportunity

  73. The main thing I hope to learn in 2022, is the ability to find a job. I have been out of the workforce for 15 years as a stay at home Mom and now it is time for me reenter the workforce. Fingers crossed!

  74. I want to learn to play the ukulele this year! I have a beautiful ukulele that belonged to my grandmother and it’s been sitting in the corner staring at me for a couple years now 😅

  75. I would like to learn to do things even though im scared of anything i dont know and always see problems instead of solutions

  76. I want to learn how to live without my oldest son being here everyday. He graduated high school and will be going away for college.

  77. I would like to declutter my life. I want to down size my home in the hopes of moving to a smaller home in 2022. While doing all this I HAVE to learn patience with my family and remember it’s still mine until I give it to them.

  78. I homeschool my younger children now and my oldest is getting a guitar for Christmas and I’ve never played a musical instrument. I think it would be fun to learn to play something and get out of my comfort zone.

  79. I’ve been working hard in my counseling sessions on boundaries. I would like to learn not to let other peoples opinions/judgements get to me in 2022.

  80. I want to learn to save more, mostly money. I also, want to learn how to get rid of the crap!! I don’t need all this stuff. Thanks for another great chance!

  81. One think I learned in 2021 is I can do anything I put my mind to. I started teaching in a pandemic and it’s definitely let me know that if I can teach in the current environment I see myself in everyday I can do anything. I work in an alternative school and these kids are the roughest of the rough. I have grown and thrived with them.

  82. In 2022 I want to learn how to let go of the fear of changing jobs and pursuing a new career. At the age of 57, going in a totally new direction, even though I know my current position is not going to take me any further, is almost overwhelming. I find that I am stuck in analysis paralysis and can’t get out of my own head. I want to learn how to put myself out there, onto a new path, and be able to use skills that have been underused for decades.

  83. I don’t want to learn, I NEED to learn how to keep sweets out of the house and how to walk by that darn aisle in the grocery store! I’m borderline diabetic and hubby is Type 2 diabetic and neither of us are managing it well.

  84. Oh goodness Is it bad my answer is hiw to ket go of my baby girl Shes getting married in 2023 so Ive got a while but I already think its hard I love her fiance he’s the best snd I couldn’t find a better guy myself for her but I dread her not being Herr evey day so bad Being a mom is no joke!

  85. I want to learn how to use the sewing machine my husband bought me for Christmas last year. I don’t know why I haven’t taken the time to use it yet because there is a lot of things I want to make but I am determined to learn how to use it this year!

  86. I’m a need to know person. Always want to learn new things, how and why so I research. Loved gardening so I became a Master Gardner. Loved salt water aquariums so learned and had them for years. Did pottery and now on to candle making with my granddaughter. I bought her a big candle set for Xmas. Can’t wait.

  87. I want to continue to learn more about the trucking industry so I can get my business really going. I want to learn to cook better. To have more patience with my kiddos. I’m learning that already but I know I still need a little more practice at that. I want to learn about crypto and stocks. There’s so much I want to learn. But I have to have the patience to get there.

  88. the one thing I want to learn in the coming year is how solar power works, see they just notified us that our electricity bill is being raised due to the rise in price of natural gas??? So maybe learn about solar panels and how they work to offset the electric company prices.

  89. What a great question! I am a life long learner. I was a teacher for 37 years and open to learning new ways to keep my students engaged and different strategies to individualize learning. I’m always looking up vocabulary words or new urban words or phrases when I am reading. Seriously, I can’t think of what I want to do new, but you made me realize that I need to come up with something. I need some think time. Thanks.

  90. I want to learn how to be more organized again. I live in a two bedroom house with 3 of my sisters. My bedroom is actually the dining room. I have accumulated lots of books, bookish things, swag and all of my sewing stuff. So you can imagine the space limitations of this room.

  91. I want to learn to love myself more an let go of things I can’t nit change an ease my mind over things I have no control of
    Thank you for all the escapes I can venture into through your books 💕

  92. In 2022 I need to learn to communicate better and I want to learn to organize. I need to organize my house, my time, and my mind.

  93. I want to learn to knit or crochet. It is something that I think I would enjoy doing and is a craft I’ve never learned to do.

  94. I have a hard time setting time just for me. So in 2022 I want to make a point to set aside a certain amount of time to learn have to make button jewelry. I have all of these antique buttons just sitting there waiting for me to do something with them. I’ve seen jewelry made out of buttons and I’m like I CAN DO THIS. So I need to get off my ass and just learn to do it and quit talking about it!!

  95. I want to learn to let go of the things I cannot change which will take down my stress level. I had heart palpitations this year, so I am still learning how to let go & not be so stressed. It’s a process, because my mind likes to concentrate on the things I cannot change. I am getting better but still need to learn to do better! Thanks for the chance!

  96. Hi Julie! In 2022. I’d like to learn how to make really good breads. All kinds. I watch the Great British Baking show and they make it look so easy. So I’m going to work on that! Have a great weekend!😘

  97. I hate to say this but, “I’m good”. I tried to learn some math to teach my granddaughter this year and I’ve decided I’m too old for that stuff. Happy Holidays y’all!

  98. This last year I have had the awesome pleasure to become friends with a few authors who have let me learn how to edit with their books. This next year I would love to learn the finer details of editing!!!

    I have so much fun editing. I definitely missed my calling when I was younger 🤣🤣

  99. I need to learn how to stop worrying so much about the little things that don’t matter (but just annoy me!) I’ve gotten better during Covid times, so I’m hoping I get even better in the new year x

  100. In 2022, I want to learn how to love myself. I suffer from persistent depressive disorder—depressed all the time. It makes loving yourself hard.

  101. I want to learn to speak and understand Spanish fluently. I understand and can speak basic spanish but I want to be better. By the way to the person that want to learn to crochet it’s is fulfilling and relaxing. I’ve learned to do it this year following a beginners kit and you tube

  102. One thing I want to learn about in 2022 is how to manage my stress and learn to let go of things beyond my control and to be a more patient person.

  103. Honestly, a better way to manage my impatience with people who are slower to understand things than I am. It’s a problem I struggle with. Thank you for the chance. 🙂

  104. I’m a crafty person at heart, and in the last five years or so, I’ve struggled to provide time for that side of myself. So, in 2022 I want to learn how to manage my time better, and then I’d like to learn how to knit Continental style (I already know how to knit, but I’m super slow at it and Continental is much faster).

  105. I just started a new role at my work and want to learn how to do it better. There’s no real training established so it’s been a pretty rough start. I like to feel good about my work and feel like I’m doing a good job so the last few months have been less than ideal.

  106. I would love to learn jewelry metal smithing. I make bracelets and earrings as a hobby but would be like to be able to make my own bezels and metal components.

  107. I would like to learn where all of my youthful energy went. I need some of it back. There’s things to do people and I need a little pep in my step to make it happen lol

  108. Patience I swear I thought by 50 I would have it, but as I get older I am figuring out you need to teach yourself what you need to learn…hum I hope that makes sense to you and not just in my head. Anyway, I made it a goal for next year to learn/teach myself patience❤️. I just wish I could hurry up and do it….sigh maybe 2023??

  109. I want to learn to not always speak my mind because some things maybe honest but hurtful. Also I want to learn home DIY to be more self-sufficient.

  110. What I’m going to learn in 2022 — I’ve already started working on it, btw — is to learn how to rule my mind, so it doesn’t rule me . . .

    . . . You learning about growing veggies is fucking awesome! One of my life goals is to buy land in the mountains, near a creek, with a cottage on it, grow my own veggies, get some chickens, and be as self-sufficient as I can. ✌️

  111. I want to learn how to better control my nutrition. During the pandemic I lost over 20#, but have been slowing adding it back on. I think learning more on nutrition will help me with that. I have been researching recipes so that I can start meal planning and tweaking recipes to my taste, which I know will change at some point.

  112. I want to learn to bake and decorate cookies, last year I retired from over 30 yrs in the childcare field, hubby just bought me a kitchen aid mixer and I love it

  113. How to get my boys more interested in school. I have a Junior in high school who just barely gets by so he can be on the Archery team. And the youngest is in 6th grade and seems this year he wants to follow in the others footsteps. The school systems website for parents is very hard to navigate to understand where our children are at. It’s never updated and then they wait just a couple of weeks before the end of the term to send emails letting us know that they are failing one or more classes but never which class. It’s very much a guessing game. I hate chrome book learning. It has been this way for 6 years and I still have six more to go. Hey

  114. Life is a learning journey. But what I would like to learn in 2022 is what it feels like to live and be loved back so that I can experience all the fun your books have inspired.

  115. I need to learn how to communicate better with my kids. My oldest daughter is turning 13 and I want to have a close relationship with all 3 of my girls but I need to learn how to open up myself in order to be the best mom I can be to them.

  116. I want to learn to have more patience. I feel like I really lack in that area and I strive to do better. Hopefully this next year will be the turning point .

  117. I’m learning how to be a better mum. I’m disabled and single. My daughter is 10 soon. Things have been rough. Lockdown was terrible for us. I had a fairly traumatic upbringing and didn’t really realise it until I had a mini toxic version of myself to spar with lol. I was very reactive and quite frankly, miserable. We both were. I’ve learned so much over the last year. Our relationship is getting better now. I listened to a book called The Explosive Child and it really changed my perspective. The author says that Kids do well when they can. They aren’t *giving* you a hard time, they’re *having* a hard time. Bad behaviour is just a signal for lagging skills and unmet expectations. It sounds so simple, right? I just wasn’t raised like that. I’m neurodivergent but didn’t find out until recently. I thought I was a broken neurotypical person and I hated myself for it. I know I’m just different now and it’s highly likely that my daughter is too. We’re learning how to collaborate and meet in the middle. I’m trying really hard to respond instead of reacting. I’m attempting to reparent myself too! It almost feels like I’ve been given a fresh start. I have a long way to go but I’m hopeful for the future now 💗

  118. While I was in college, I loved writing papers for class, mostly my English and History classes because they’re my favorite classes. Although I received great grades, those papers were all academic, nothing truly creative. I want to LEARN how to write from imagination and write well. I want to take things from my CRAZY, yet sometime WILD past and share it with the world. In my 45 years, I’ve lived so many different lives and in so many different ways that I know others will be drawn to what I have to write. So that. That is what I want to learn this year. I want to learn how to create worlds for people to read, love, cry, laugh, scream and to experience through my words. No matter what, this will be MY year. I’m always focused on helping everyone around me, but me. Now is my time.

    Merry Christmas everyone. Xoxo

  119. I want to learn better time management and self care in 2022. I’m a procrastinator no matter what it is. As I’ve reached my mid 40’s I’m slowly learning I need to pay better attention to my health. I only have one body and I’d like it to last me at least 60 more years.

  120. I would like to learn how to lift in 2022. It’s something that has interested me and I would also like to not quit my endeavor to learn to Crochet and create something…

  121. What I really want to learn is to stand up for myself and stop letting everyone walk all over me. I just want to be happy and do things that I love to do.

  122. I want to learn how to be a healthier version of myself. I need to learn how to balance work, family responsibilities and find time for myself. Never enough hours in a day!!

  123. Happy December 11th Julie!! In 2022 I hope to learn to say NO and STOP to buying all the subscription boxes and paying for things I don’t use..In other words I need to learn to control my spending!!

  124. I have always wanted to learn how to knit afghans like my papa made. Except since he is no longer with us I cannot learn from him. That’s okay though because others can teach me. I started this one time awhile back but now it’s learning how to combine colors and stiching.

  125. I need to learn to be more social, exclude FB..😂.
    I’m thinking maybe I should go back to school so I can become fluent in Spanish and Korean, maybe Mandarin, not certain as yet.

  126. Hi! In 2022 I’d like to be able to have difficult conversations when they are needed instead of almost always staying quiet to avoid confrontation. Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas!

  127. Besides me constantly trying to learn how not to worry/stress, my employer recently changed everything to Google. After 2+ decades of only using Microsoft Office products I have found it a struggle in some ways. Though there are enough similarities for me to fumble my way through, I’d like to become much, much stronger in all Google products.

  128. One thing I want to learn in 2022 is how to use my Cameo machine, I have had this thing for like 2 years now and have not taken the time to learn how to use it. Which is ridiculous, because I could be making all kinds of cute stuff.

  129. I would love to learn sign language. My older brother by two year, and his wife and two kids learned from a deaf person at their church. There was a class they went to at church to learn. I’ve thought about it many times and always put it off. So hoping to finally do it! Happy Holidays! 🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️🎄☃️❤

  130. I’m looking forward to learning a new software at work, which implements a different statistical method than what we’re using now. Personally I want to work on saying no at work to protect my mental health and stress levels, and being comfortable with it. I’ve said yes when I probably shouldn’t have, and then felt guilty the few times I’ve said no to a project/assignment.

  131. I want to be mor tech enabled! My granddaughters have determined that they can teach me to be more self reliant with my devices!

  132. I have been told by many people that I am intimidating. I have never tried to be nor do I feel that I am. I want to change that image of me. I think a great start is to learn to LISTEN more. In 2022 I am going to learn to be a better listener. More listening and less talking.

  133. I want/need to learn more about Italy. Hopefully we will be taking a month long vacation there in the fall of 2022. We want to travel to different regions so we need to learn exactly what we want to see and do in each region. I also want to learn more about the Renaissance artists and architecture because we plan to visit many of the museums.
    Good luck on your gardening in 2022!

  134. I want to learn how to crochet. I can do one line and that is it. I have tried so many times and watched videos, but for some reason my brain says “nope, not gonna do it”. So that is my big learn of the New Year! Thanks for the chance!

  135. I want to learn to better organise myself, my brain, and my house! I think this will help me to learn to look after myself better.

    Thank you again for such an awesome chance ❤️

  136. I would like to learn how to market myself better (especially in an interview) so that I can land a better job doing something new. I don’t really know what yet, but I definitely need a change.

    I grew my first tomatoes for the first time in almost 30 years this year. I too am thinking about what else I want to try. Of course I don’t have a huge spread like you do. My back yard is tiny. However, if you would like to learn more. Try a Facebook group for your area. I am in a group called Georgia Backyard Gardening. There are many. You might try this one in Colorado:
    I look forward to see what you do!

  137. I want to keep learning new quilting techniques. I love making quilts and bags and the like and just really enjoy doing it. I’ve already got several projects to work on throughout the winter because here in VT, the winters are long and cold.

  138. I want to learn how to make a large garden sanctuary in my yard. I’m trying to learn what plants grow in our zone and sun locations and how long it lasts in those areas. I think this will be an on going project.

  139. I want to learn to put myself first once in awhile! I seriously need to loss weight and get myself stronger and healthier. I have lupus,fibro and connective tissue disease and this year has fucking sucked,but part of it is not taking care of myself like I should. The second thing I need to learn is letting others in! I’m the oldest sibling so I am the caretaker have been my whole life always putting on that smile and saying everything is great.
    Ty! For the chance!💋💞

  140. That’s easy! Time management. Some where during covid I’ve kind of lost my way. Now I feel like I’m literally running all day long. 🙃

  141. I love to learn too. I work for a college. When I see a new class or something that sparks my interest, I sign up. It is fun to learn when I don’t have to worry about my grades or graduating anymore.

    I am interested in learning journaling, especially a reading journal. I read so much and want a better documentation tool in addition to Goodreads. I worry that Amazon is going to change GR in the near future, and my online records will be lost.

    Also, I want to learn better organization skills. I’m in a wheelchair, and tend to put as much as possible within easy reach. That makes for a lot of cluttered shelves and counters that waist level for most people. I can do better, but I’m not sure how.

  142. One of the many things I want to learn in 2022 is more dairy free cooking and baking options as both my daughters have become intolerant

  143. Is it possible to teach an old dog new tricks? I hope so! I am 52 and I hope I am not done learning. Due to financial hardship we went through, I have been learning how to fix things with You Tube videos. My husband and I fixed our dishwasher, instead of just going out and buying a new one, we got a $6 part and it was fixed. I hope to continue how to fix things in 2022. It gives me a sense of empowerment and pride. I have charged the AC in my SUV, replaced a window in my SUV and showed my husband how to change his spark plugs and replace a window switch in his SUV. It makes me feel proud that I am able to do things like that. The best part? I retain the information! I would also love to learn to speak Italian. Happy Holidays to you, Julie. I hope your 2022 is the best year yet.

  144. I would like to learn how to use my phone fully, instead of just the stuff I need. I know my Iphone can do a lot more things than what I currently use it for, and, I hate the fact that I have so many photos on my phone I can’t find the one I want! Haha.

  145. I want to learn to speak Spanish. It’s so hard communicating with my granddaughter’s other grandparents. They don’t speak much English.

  146. I would love to learn how to become more involved in my downtown community and help get us a local bookstore there. A place we can go to not just buy books but have a cafe in it and a kids corner. Have book group meetings and maybe author signings. I feel it would fit in so well there. So in 2022 I am going to try and learn all I can to help make this happen.

  147. I would like to learn some more cake decorating skills. I love to have a go but some of my cakes don’t quite turn out the way I think they should in my head 😂

  148. I would love to learn to write. Well let me say learn to write well, I can write, but I hate that I always seem to lose the story as I try not to get bogged down in details. I haven’t found a way to make the story flow in a way that would keep the reader interested for very long. I will keep trying of course.

  149. I think what i am going to try to learn this year is to learn to say “No”. People tend to always ask me because they know i have a hard time saying no, so it leads to me mot doing things I want. I’m always doing things for people or going to places they want . So thats what I want to learn.
    Merry Christmas everyone 🎅🌲🤶

  150. I want to learn to listen better. 95% of a conversation is listening, with me it is more like 75%. My goal is to reach that 95% threshold.

  151. I’ve dabbled in learning ASL for a few years now, starting and stopping self-taught classes. I’d love to really go all in and actually finish a class.

  152. I like to take a photography class and learn how to use all the buttons on my camera to take better pictures and not rely on the auto button as much

  153. i’d like to learn how to be more patient…i think that people have gone a little crazy during this pandemic and have a really low tolerance level…2022…i’m going to try!

  154. Basic Norwegian. I want to visit Norway and it’s fjords. Even though most Norwegians know English, I would like to know enough basics to reasonably understand menus and get around.

  155. Now that I know the basics of crocheting, I’d live to learn fancy stitches & turns, so I can make beautiful & extravagant blankets! I would also love to learn how to knit…there are some amazing knitting projects out there!

  156. I want to learn to take better care of myself and mindy bodys needs. I have always been healthy but as I get older my body has needs it didn’t before. I am bad about not listening to my body and could cause health issues

  157. I want to learn about DNA and how to do my family tree. I’m gonna get one of the DNA test kits and a Family Tree book for Dummies and try to figure my way through it. Thanks for the giveaway!💜

  158. I’ve got two things I’d really like to learn, actually. First, I’d like (okay, need) to learn patience. Second, I’d like to learn how to have a thicker skin about my writing. I take bad (non-constructive) comments to heart too much. I can handle constructive criticism, but comments that seem to be mean just to be mean still really bother me. I’d like to be able to adopt Jinx Monsoon’s mantra of “water off a duck’s back.” I’ll get there eventually.

  159. I know this sounds crazy, but… I want to learn how to break the dopamine cycle. Meaning
    “When your body’s dopamine levels are constantly spiked and crashed by your daily habits, it leaves you demotivated. The pool of dopamine your body has access to becomes less.“
    This causes your baseline levels of motivation to decrease. So it takes more effort to reach the same levels of motivation you had before you started spiking your dopamine levels with a new unconscious habit. So in 2022 I would like to learn how to detox my dopamine, allowing to recalibrate my dopamine and increasing my motivation! In short “ I want to be more MOTIVATED in 2022! “ 💋 And If more people knew how to do this, there would be more motivation in this crazy fucked up world we live in!

  160. In 2022 I want to learn how to take better care of myself. Eat better, and how to exercise and lose some of this weight I gained this past 2 years. Without out putting to much strain and causing more damage to my knees.

  161. I want to learn to take better care of myself. I’m always taking care of everyone else and put myself last. Need to say no to things so I have more time for myself

  162. I want to learn how to make resin tumblers and other resin things besides just coasters and maybe learn a lil more patience and such

  163. I want to hopefully start and learn how to garden, with the way food prices are going I am hoping I can get some veggies going this year. Can’t hurt right? lol

  164. I want to learn how to sew, got a new sewing machine last year and it is still in the box. So yeah, that is what I want to learn in 2022. Like you, I absolutely love learning new things, figuring out how things work and how I can make things & processes better.

  165. I’ve never been less motivated than the last two years. It’s been increasingly difficult to feel motivated about anything… not my norm. So, I would like to break out of the last two years’ monotony and find something that will send me soaring toward a goal.. another activity. I’m leaning toward a return to being a volunteer to wildlife rehab having done this for 5 years a decade ago. I’d also like to take a ceramics class. I will definitely be reaching out to friends doing things with them if the virus is under control. I wish everyone much motivation toward what makes them happy.

  166. Hi Julie! When we lived in AZ I grew okra in our garden. It is awesome when fresh. The kids would actually eat it right off the plant. but from the store they hated it. Anyway, I love learning new things as well but I tend to learn and move on and not fully benefit from what I’ve learned! So I want to learn and test out different goal and organizational approaches this year! Wishing lots of fun with your garden!

  167. Hi! I would love to learn to speak Spanish. I tried in high school and failed miserably. But we have so many Spanish-speaking employees at my hospital and see how much they struggle to communicate with me and it hurts my heart to not always be able to help them. I think I would like to use an online app and teach myself. ❤️

  168. I would really love to learn yoga. I’m VERY not flexible anymore (blah blah life blah blah immune disease issues blah blah), but it’s something that seems meditative as well as physical <3

  169. I want to learn to organize my house! I have way too much stuff,so I’m going to go room by room and clear things out

  170. I would love to learn Spanish. I took a course in high school but never really used it ,so I’ve forgotten a lot but would love to actually be able to speak it fluently.
    Thanks for a chance!

  171. Would love to… and need to, learn to take better care of my finances, especially now that I am helping my dad take care of his as his memory is fading. And to just get more organized with everything.

  172. I am a learner also. I am always wanting to try, do and learn new things. I like to think I get something out of every new thing I try whether or not I stick with it.

  173. In 2022 I want to learn how to sew. My mother and sister both know, and I even have my own machine. I need to just sit and focus and learn to sew, so my daughter and I can do projects together. These giveaways have been so fun, and I can’t wait for tomorrow!! Thank you for doing all of these!

  174. I’d like to learn to quilt. A friend tried teaching me many years ago. I’d like to finish that project to pass along to my granddaughter.

  175. I’m an occupational therapist and to keep up my license we need to do continuing education every 2 years. That comes to a lot of stuff over time. I have a hard time with turning my learning into actually doing that which was learned in my treatment sessions.I tend to do little bits and pieces of the things because that’s what I finished processing. In some ways that might be good because if I try to do the entirety of every program I learn, then I’m a minion and not necessarily doing what’s best for each child at the moment that I see them which is always my way. Maybe I just talked myself out of it. I guess I want to learn to process what I’ve learned and use it better even when I don’t use the whole thing.

  176. I plan to keep learning to better handle our family finances by paying off debt and trying to increase our savings balance at the same time. This seems to be an ever evolving learning process.

  177. The one thing I want to learn for 2022:is patience. Which brings up a completely different point. And this won’t be particularly helpful for you guys bc I 1- can’t recall which Q in which this thing [I haven’t yet described] occurred & 2- thus you might not be surprised that I wasn’t able find it again myself earlier today. I must have passed it, tho, like 3 or 4 times while (clearly lost on FB, I’m assuming) altho I could have just as easily gotten lost on all the different pages of your separate posts for each day of this year of giveaways. So. Oh!! this just reminded me of the Q bc the end of my answer was some sort of jokey response about being able to tell my nephew, w a straight face, about how going to college was extremely important, yadda, yadda (I didn’t say yadda yadda or I certainly hope I didn’t.) I had just mentioned a slew of erotica books I LOVED from this past year, & I realized I wanted to mention something a little more serious bc of the direction of our country, I truly DO love listening to Obama’s voice, etc etc. And (I can actually hear y’all picking up pitchforks) in any case – there really IS a point…, one of the two of you responded to what I said [what was my fav bk and/or audio bk this yr] by saying I had already said it, it was a duplicate, some such thing, and in point of fact, that wasn’t true or at least I (personally) had not already said anything of the sort. And if they — those same words — came from someone else, I definitely didn’t plagiarize bc I can bore ppl quite easily all by my lonesome. Please. Look back on any one of my responses and you’ll see that they’re all WAY too long. No matter what. Instead of patience, maybe just a course in how to write a concise sentence.
    And the REASON I went on and on (and on) about this is bc somewhere ELSE in one of these responses, I’m almost positive I already said I wanted to learn to become more patient and I don’t want to make up a pretend answer to your question. My mother is actually diagnosed w Alzheimer’s, she does have a registered nurse with her approximately 40 hours a week, but I live w her, and I’m just not good at taking care of someone who keeps asking the same question again and again and again or repeats a story a million times or accuses me of lying when I tell her we’ve already discussed something medically important about her health (like I would keep secrets from her at this point in time). I’m not a doctor. I have very little medical knowledge beyond the specifics of my dad’s situation when he was ill and ultimately passed away. Basically I have the exact opposite type of personality to be the sister here w my mom but of the four of us, I’m the one choice that is able to do it — and I absolutely believe that children should give back everything that they so carelessly took (perhaps that was just my family) but I believe kids should help their parents out when that becomes necessary— it’s simply just that I’m awful at the task. And I want my mother to be happy. More than happy. And I’m not sure that I can give her what she needs. So yes. In 2022, I’d absolutely, totally love to learn to relax and just be more giving while, at the same time, learning how to simply become patient, both w myself and with my mother.
    The rest of you can just go to hell. (No, no, I’m just kidding. I have a sick sense of humor.)

  178. It’s the same thing I want to learn every year – how to have more patience. Patience with my husband, so, and grandson; my family; customers; and most importantly patience with myself.

    1. This is horrifying! You managed to say in one or two sentences what it took me 45 minutes to write in (what might seriously be considered) a small novella. Like right above you. I may need you to teach me how to write concise sentences in 2022. If you’d be so kind!! I hope 2022 works out well for you, your husband, grandson, rest of family & customers. 🥰🥰

  179. I want to learn how to take care of me more. I Love to help and take care of others! but I need to learn how to sleep more and stop worrying so much. Happy Holidays too you!

  180. I want to learn how to let go of my hoarding tendency. I need to declutter everything so my house can look more decent where we aren’t embarrass to invite ppl over.

  181. This year I have worked on saying the word No! Not overextending myself for the sake of others. I’ve done fairly well and also found out who are truly grateful for my help or presence and those who have used me for years. Still have a long way to go. This year I’m working on “follow through”. I always have all these great ideas I wanna do, I’ll obsess and prepare then it just sits there doing nothing as I go about doing the same thing over and over. I need more discipline in my world, following through with that is my biggest goal for 2022.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win your books. Reading is my outlet, my go to medicine for all that is wrong in the world! And I LOVE your work!

  182. I want to learn how to take care of myself better,
    I am not very good at looking after myself or even liking myself much,which can lead to some destructive behaviour.
    I would also love to learn sign language.
    Thankyou so much for the chance. Xx xx

  183. I want to learn how to make and do a spreadsheet so I can maybe get a job in an office. Ruth Uhrmann Limeburner on FB. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  184. Working in the Education field for 40 years I believe in lifelong learning. I found some interesting YouTube videos teaching about Writing presented by JA Huss, and I think my goal in 2022 is to watch that full series. I have only watched a couple of the videos so far and really enjoyed them a lot. Then got busy with work and life. I don’t have a desire to become a writer but I do love to learn and I feel learning about the craft of writing might help me to enjoy reading.

  185. In 2022 I want to learn Portuguese. It’s my partner’s native language and I would love to surprise him by speaking it 🥰

  186. I want to learn how to sell “stuff” online, like on Ebay or Etsy or wherever. I have so many things I’d like to sell and having yard sales is just not always the way to go.

  187. I want to learn how to be a small business owner. I’m looking to start one of resin art… I plan on it being book related stuff, but I don’t know anything about small business lol

  188. The one thing I’d like to learn in 2022 is how to use a sewing machine. I’ve always wanted to learn how to sew and I have a sewing machine.

  189. I want to learn how to do different patterns & designs on my knitting machine this coming year. I want to learn how to promote my items to sell more too.

  190. I bought an instant pot and I want to learn how to use it properly! I already learn something new everyday even in a small way but I get intimidated by much wanted cooking device lol.

  191. I want to learn how to become successful tracking my macros and exercising to hopefully become a better version of myself!

  192. I want to learn how to use Adobe’s InDesign. I have the program and know a few basics, but I want to learn its full potential.

  193. There are several things I want to learn mostly to do with crafts because that ‘s my thing (besides reading)! One of the things I want to learn is to sculpt clay so maybe I can make all my favorite characters from all the books I read, that would be so cool! Have a spectacular holiday season!

  194. There are a couple things I want to learn and take a class on how to save and manage my money better then I do. How to grow vegetable to be more healthy.

  195. In 2022 I’s like to learn how to refinish furniture. I love how old pieces look painted, but I have never attempted it. I have a friend who is quite talented and have asked her to teach me.

    1. I’ve been crocheting for 32 years and am just improving my knitting skills from basic, from one crafter-at-heart to another… You Can Do It!!!! 😀

  196. I would love to learn to run a successful business. The money-management, time-management, inventory, supply and demand, advertisement, etc. All without extra anxiety and freaking out!!! lol That would be super-cool!

  197. I want to figure out raised bed gardening. I have had my fair share of back yard gardens…..pumpkins, squash, zucchini, herbs with a lot of success. I started raised bed gardens in June ( my birthday present) because my dog Rocky(125 lb Rottweiler but the sweetest thing) decided everything growing from the ground was his! So, now it is raised beds. I learned in this short time that I am good at growing radishes really well and Tomatillos are definitely not the thing for a raised bed …. lol…. so starting spring it is a mission! More beds and more trial and error(the fun part).

  198. I’m actually doing something new next year. I’ve lost myself the past few years so I have put together a 2022 bucket list of new things to try a new place to go to rediscover me. So I guess I want to learn who I am.

  199. I want to get more exercise I love to walk but here in Oklahoma it’s been cold I also need to learn time management LOL thank you so much for the opportunity and your generosity

  200. I would love to learn how to crochet better and also I want to learn how to write better so I can one day be a writer like I’ve wanted to be since I was a kid.

  201. I want to learn how to keep my space tidy, organized, and clean (aka sanitized) efficiently. It’s a huge source of stress for me.

  202. I want to learn more home repair things and then actually DO them! I’ll always learn something and then hire somebody to finish it half as well as I would have.

  203. I want to learn about project management, especially its financial side as I will have a slight change in my work in real life where I am supposed to run a project. I got into this ”trouble” because I got a project idea that got 265 000€ funding and now we are supposed to make the project happen within the next two years in German-Lithuanian-Spanish-Romanian-Finnish co-operation. Sometimes a simple idea forces you also to step outside your comfort zone and learn new things, but I really look forward to the challenge.

  204. 2022 I’ll have 2 learns
    1. I would like to learn to sign to assist me in volunteering for the deaf
    2. I have always wanted to learn to play the guitar so I’m on a mission to find the right one to one teacher

  205. I want to learn how to quilt. I started on 25 years ago because my college roommate knew how to and was helping me. I still have all the fabric and pieces of it I bought way back then. I want to finish it. So I need to learn how to quilt. 🙂

  206. In 2022 I’d like to learn more about the constellations and astrology. I love star gazing. I can find the big dipper and Orions belt but would like to know where others are and what planets shine bright throughout the year. Thank you for the chance!

  207. To find a doctor who will listen to me and figure out what is going on why I’m always in pain. To start living again and get out of these dark moods I have been in.

  208. In 2022, I really want to learn a new language and learn some sign language.
    I also want to declutter my house and come up with a actual cleaning schedule. And stick to it 😂😂

  209. I need to learn how to manage my saltwater aquarium instead of relying on a the business that comes twice a month. I have noticed they are doing less but say they are doing everything and charging more. My fish and tank are expensive but beautiful. 🐠🐟🐚🦐🐡

  210. I want to learn how to sew better. My daughter is having a baby girl in April and I would like to be able to put some cute dresses together.

  211. After I graduate my youngest from our homeschool (and stop panicking as to whether I’m getting her transcript JUST RIGHT), it’s time to focus on what I want to do next. For about a decade or so, I’ve been saying I’m going to write a book, so when I say that to people now, they just nod and say, “uh-huh.” I have the same ideas swirling in my mind. I have the same old notes jotted down in my phone and ideas excitedly recorded as voice messages to myself in my phone. I just don’t have anything all in one place, and none of them gather together to equal a book. I don’t know if I believe in myself. I definitely know that pretty much no one else does anymore after years of illness and a barely-there book review blog. I just want to try, but don’t know where to begin. Do I take a class? Do I just try and write? After homeschooling my kids so long, I’ve learned over and over side-by-side with them how to write, but not exactly how to write a whole novel.

  212. One of the things that I would like to learn in 2022 is forgiveness. I want to not only forgive myself, but others. As they say “let it go”

  213. I want to take a new fitness class every month until I find one that I want to keep doing. I find myself latching on to a routine and I don’t want to change, that needs to change.

  214. In 2022, I’d Like To Learn A New Language (Maybe German Or French Or Italian) And I’d Like To Learn How To Reduce The Number Of Migraines That I Get.
    Thank You For The Chance And Happy Hollidays! 💖

  215. It’s always a good day when you learn something new. I never really plan on learning anything in particular (I was in school for 26 years, so learned a lot getting my doctorate), but when I see or hear something I don’t know about, I try to stop to learn about it. Just did it this morning! But I would like to learn how to start up meaningful conversations and meet new people more easily. We all need more friendly interactions these days.

  216. I want to learn some new crafts. I bought a bunch of beading supplies I’d like to get in to baking jewelry. I’d also like to continue on my personal development journey of becoming a better/healthier version of myself

  217. There is not anything I have a desire to learn. I know I will learn something but there is nothing I can think of that I want to learn. Sorry.

  218. i really want to learn how to fix things around the house by myself. it would save a lot of money and make me feel good.
    i love bath and body works products, pound cake scent sounds like a dream.
    thanks for the giveaways.

  219. I really want to learn yoga in 2022. I bought a program a while ago, but haven’t tried it out. I want to learn mediation too.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaways

  220. I want to relearn resilience.. too many people have way too much access to me anymore and I need to rebuild some troy level walls. No gift horses allowed. Thanks for the chance at another great book prize! Happy Holidays! 🎄💕

  221. I would like to learn how to make resin jewelry. Looking at maybe getting a kit and learning it with my daughter as I think she would enjoy it too!

  222. In 2022, I’m striving to learn to be okay with not telling my side of the story. There’s no use explaining myself to people who don’t deserve to hear an explanation.

  223. I’ve done the Strength Finders test, and Learner is a strong part of me as well. In 2022, I’m going to learn how to be a decent photographer. I’ve got a couple of online courses already purchased. I’ve started one, and when I finish it, I will start the second one. My husband and I are planning a cross-country camping trip in about a year or so, and I want to be able to document it with beautiful photographs.

  224. This coming year I want to learn how to speak Tetum with my daughter. We adopted her while we were serving in Timor-Leste … a very unplanned adoption, but SO happy with! She was 4 and I didn’t realize she would lose her native tongue SO fast! In less than a year she couldn’t remember any of it! This year I plan on finding a translator to give us both lessons, so I can practice with her. I don’t want her to lose that connection with her culture.

    1. Thank you for chance. Have a wonderful holiday. I will be 59 next year and have been without a partner for approx. 10 years, both my kids are in college now and I would love to find some nice gentleman to spend time enjoying life with as I have lost both my parents now and feeling a little lonely.

  225. In 2022, I want to learn sign language. It is something I have wanted to do since I was a teen and I had a friend who was deaf on my volleyball team. Over the years I’ve had a couple of friends that started teaching me but as we got older we lost contact.

  226. I was fired from my job the beginning of November. I’ve been off work since then and in 2022 I’d like to learn how to work from home so I can be a stay at home mom!

  227. I can’t come up with one thing that I’d like to learn that I have an interest in that I haven’t already learned but if there is something I don’t know I’m willing to learn.

  228. I want to learn how to live life without my husband. My husband passed on November 17th due to covid complications. He was only 37 years old. Right now I don’t know how to live without him. I just hope I figure out a way 😢

    1. I want to learn a new language but that probably won’t happen since I’ve been wanting to for a few years now! 😂 I do need to learn some new Gluten free recipes though. I was diagnosed with Coeliac’s disease a few months ago and I’m still trying to figure it all out so that’s a definite must.

  229. I would like to learn more about home decorating without breaking the bank. Our home has very bland wall colours and I’d like to start with a professional looking paint job and choose some great colour schemes.

  230. I want to keep learning how to best advocate and stand up for myself in all situations! I’m big on self discovery and self awareness and have just started working this very recently. I always tend to care too much what people think and I want find the right balance between caring a little and being okay with who I am!

  231. In 2022 I want to learn how to take better care of me. I’ve realized lately the saying “you can’t pour from an empty bucket” is very true. More self awareness, more self care.

  232. I want to learn a new language but that probably won’t happen since I’ve been wanting to for a few years now! 😂 I do need to learn some new Gluten free recipes though. I was diagnosed with Coeliac’s disease a few months ago and I’m still trying to figure it all out so that’s a definite must.

  233. I would love to learn new healthier recipes to fix, so I can be healthier myself. I am pre-diabetic and I really need to learn how to change my diet. Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄

  234. I’m in my final year of grad school and I’ll graduate in May 2022. I think graduation, and passing the state and national licensure will be enough on my plate for 2022

  235. I want to learn how to better myself. I need to learn how to find some more hobbies. I mostly just read and watch and take care of my kids. I need to learn something new it doesn’t matter what it is! Everyone needs hobbies!

  236. In 2022,I want to learn to put myself first, I’m always told I think of others before myself, my mom says I got a heart of gold, and I’ve never thought I didn’t put myself first but thinking back I do put everyone before myself.

  237. I want (need) to learn to not interrupt people with questions or comments while they are speaking, or so I have been recently told.

  238. I want to try to start learning Spanish. My granddaughter’s mother is from Panama and I want to be able to understand my little one when she speaks Spanish.

    msredk at aol dot com

  239. The past year, I started little projects around the house whether it was making jarred pickles, creating homemade Christmas decor or learning a new recipe. I have my grandma’s quilting fabric and I’d like to create something with it and pass it on to my children as a keepsake item.

  240. Learn to crochet. Need to relax and do something concrete at the same time. I’m afraid. Lol. I’m a perfectionist and maybe a little OCD.

  241. I would love to learn how to make some profitable craft items that will help me bring in some income. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity!!!

    1. That’s a tough question! I’ve been a mom for almost 9 years to two amazing boys. So one thing I’d like to learn is to actually take time for myself. Make it a priority. I don’t get me time ever and I need to realize (learn) that it will possibly make me a better person, wife and mom!

  242. I would like to learn patience. I am not sure if that is something that you can learn. I tend to react. I am told by my husband to slow down or wind the clock.

  243. I want to learn more about how to deal with my health conditions from what to eat to not be sick and making it worse to what exercises I can do safely.

  244. I want to learn everything, but the first thing in 2022 that comes to mind is learning to drive manual on cars. I LOVE cars, and I’ve been driving since so early on but haven’t learned to drive a stick yet. Once I do, I can start taking motorcycle lessons, and then maybe buy my own motorcycle at some point in the next few years! Another goal I genuinely have is to become an EMT-B. I already prepared for the course. I want to help people without going into the medical field itself, and this is how I planning on doing it. It’ll be hard, but I know I can do it. 2022 is going to be full of new beginnings (especially since I’m graduating this year).

  245. Id like to learn a couple things actually, first how to shoot and gun, or actually be trained properly since I already know how just not accurately, and second, I would like to learn what it’s like to be involved in a threesome. (But that’s more like my fantasy I guess, probably won’t learn that ever!)

  246. I want to learn a new skill set like crypto or real estate investing. I love what I do but I need variety and learning something new like that will help propel me into new opportunities.

  247. I like to learn to weave a rug. I’m a pinterest junkie and I found this awesome picture of a rug woven from strips of old jeans. So I’d like to try to make one (sadly I couldn’t find instructions for the rug) including building my own weaving frame (I found an instruction for that). When I think back on my weaving experience from childhood I’m a little weary how this will turn out 🙂

  248. I need to learn how to manage a holiday appartment (like Air B-n-B). My parents are becoming grey nomads next year and want to rent their appartment to tourists and since I live near them, I’ll be the one taking care of everything.

  249. I want to learn how to shoot better and get rid of my nerves. I also want to learn on how to not stress so much.

    Thanks for the chance.

  250. I want to learn how to garden and grow food! My boyfriends mom does it and offered to help me learn and teach me so then I can do it myself. I’ve also thought about getting chickens and learn to deal with them.

  251. I want to learn to white-water raft (and improve my swimming skills). River-front retirement land purchased, with a house will be built soon… that beautiful river is already calling to me.

  252. I want to learn more about myself. I know that seems odd but between work, my husband and kids, I feel like I’ve lost myself.

  253. I would like to learn how to love myself. I put on a brace face and seem happy to everyone around me but in all honesty I hate myself. I just don’t know how to go about fixing that and getting myself on a better path in life.

  254. Considering I try to learn something new every day, I’m not really sure how to answer this question. I guess I need to learn how to open up to people and ask for help. Or so I’ve been told. I’ve been known to be extremely stubborn and do everything on my own (even after back surgery). I guess I just don’t like to feel like I owe anyone anything, or like I am putting them out. So, yeah, I want to learn to ask for help when I need it, and to open up about my feelings

  255. I want to learn patience and to really listen to people and to make sure that people know that I care and to really try and make a positive impact on people and in the world.

  256. I want to learn my 2YO sons tumor is non cancerous on Jan 3rd at his biopsy but also I want to learn what’s causing his speech and behavior issues also I feel like there is something the drs are missing mom instincts I guess but something needs to give I just want them to figure out how to help my kid

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