Happy New Year everyone!
As promised, with 2013 starting, I’m going back to the roots of this blog. When I created it three years ago, I decided to put more focus on writing, and though 2012 was an amazing year in a lot of ways, it was such a whirlwind I lost track of this primary goal. I guess I needed that to remind myself of a simple truth and anchor it in my mind, never to be forgotten again.
Writing is a key component of my happiness.
Creating is a key component of my happiness.
Interacting with people who share a passion for writing also matters to me more than I realized before I found myself out of time to do so.
So thanks 2012 for the new position at work and the crazy schedule; the trips to San Francisco, Vancouver, Brussels and Puerto Plata, and the travelling hell of canceled flights; the new friendships both in Quebec and elsewhere, and the negative people who taught me about myself and the necessity of letting go; the five requests for partials, two requests for fulls of Oil and Boiling Water, and the three rejection letters; the eighty pounds I lost, and the twenty stress found; and all the good and bad in-between, thrown in there just to spice things up.
And welcome, welcome 2013!
I’m sure you have a few surprises in store for me. I also know you’ll bring health for my body and soul.
How do I know that? Because I’m not giving you a choice! *laughs*
My bosses and I are discussing my work structure to bring back the creative aspect and reduce the number of hours to a normal 40 a week. This means that I’ll have time to train and cook again.
And interact with people who share a passion for writing (one of them invited me to his wedding in Scotland next September).
But enough about me!
What were the highlights of your 2012? What do you want 2013 to bring you? I’d like to know, because that’s what I wish for each and everyone of you.
And on top of that, I wish you to learn one thing about yourself that’ll make the rest of your years better.
See you tomorrow, dear readers, writers, creators, awesome people, or any combination thereof!