Can you believe it's the end of the single digits?
And to think everything was supposed to come crashing down in the year 2000.
Anyway, I don't really make New Year's resolutions. Usually I just engage in lots of INTROSPECTION (and retrospection, for that matter):
Which probably looks more like this--ha ha:
I look back on all of my accomplishments for the year (and try to break out of my glass is half empty thinking) and then make a list of all that I am grateful for.
In many ways 2009 was a beginning of discoveries about myself.
The biggest was discovering that I could grow as a writer--and finally finish an entire book from beginning to end. And then revise, revise, revise. And despite two other manuscripts attempts that were abandoned (before and after my completed one), I also am well into my newest idea.
But 2009 has also brought death to my doorstep. Lots of it-- in my own family and all around me. Lots and lots of sadness.
But just like life is known to do, endings and beginnings occurred simultaneously mimicking a revolving door of laughter and tears.
So what do I wish for in 2010?
To keep creating... and learning... and growing, especially as a human being. Oh, and for my family to stay healthy.
And so I wish that for all of you as well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
See you next year (snort)!
(photo credits: library.thinkquest.org, halfdone.file.wordpress.com, blog.webshots.com)