It's the last morning of the last day of the year and I have barely blogged. It was an amazing year for me in so many ways, a lot of them too personal to even share here. I went into 2012 so excited that it was going to be a great year and a year of changes. It was a great year and there were changes but maybe not enough. Maybe those will be in 2013. Some of the great things I will share are falling in love with a kitten from the Humane Society in June who I named Chester and a rescue dog named Violet in August. These two creatures have added so much to my life. I also purchased a new car in February, a fun, sporty yellow Mitsubishi Eclipse--one of many Eclipses I have owned--I guess they are just my car. It was also a year that I reconnected with some old friends.
Of course, with hellos come good-byes and I said goodbye to my cat, Trista, who died in May suddenly. Eric also lost his mom after a 5-year battle with brain cancer. She was so brave. I also closed the door on a pretty long friendship due to a falling out. I don't see that ever changing. I think it ended for a good reason as some friendships are just too draining. There were changes at my job, some upheavals and reassigning of duties. Eric also started a new job in September and he loves it and it has the career challenges he is looking for, as well as giving him the opportunity to really move up that corporate ladder.
I went on some great trips to Southern California and Vegas, and also to Savannah and Charleston. I spent a fun birthday weekend in Milwaukee and was able to visit Salem, Mass. on Christmas Eve. A year isn't complete without some travel. I also always tried to get down to Des Moines once a month. Oh, and in January, how can I forget, my fun girls weekend to Chicago!
So now the year winds down today and I find myself reflecting. I really wish I had blogged consistently this year instead of TRYING to pick it up again in October and failing miserably except for a few random posts. I am not one for resolutions - I try to stick to the basics, laugh as much as possible, be kind always to myself and others, exercise, don't text and drive (oops, a work in progress), save more (again WIP), get organized, etc. But sometimes I really think I waste my brain and imagination and creativity and so I want to write more, be it here or in my neglected diaries, or short stories or even an actual book. I have so many thoughts flying around in my head that could be harnessed.
I read something on Twitter yesterday where someone said she blogs so she can look back in 20 years and see what she was doing. I agree with that. I want to document my life, really only for myself as I have no kids....
So that's my one big resolution for 2013 - WRITE MORE!
Today will be low-key as I am also not really into New Year's Eve. Eric and I have reservations at my favorite Italian restaurant tonight. He is working til about noon today so I have the house to myself, which I love! I can do my own thing like blog! Then at 3:00 I am going to get my hair done because I feel like NYE requires a blowout, hair-wise!
So Happy 2013 and good-bye 2012--even though I barely
documented you, I will never forget what a wonderful year you were!