Tuesday, January 1, 2013

On to 2013

First flowers of the year
Before looking ahead to 2013, I'm taking a quick look back into 2012.

It was a pretty good year for me, personally. I studied French again. I saw some wonderful art exhibits. I ate some delicious meals. I met my Secret Boyfriend in the flesh!  I had some interesting and challenging assignments at work. I attended a writing workshop. I saw some old friends again, renewing our acquaintance - and I met some internet friends in person. I visited our son, and proudly noted his accomplishments and maturity.

After a highly charged political year, our country had an election that, in my opinion, turned out as it should.

I traveled, to Seattle, to Venice and Paris, to London - twice!

There were setbacks. We had to repair some damage to our house. I learned I'm losing my job.

And sadness - I lost a dear friend.

What to do in 2013?
  • I hope to take another French class.
  • I want to try to sell my writing.
  • Put the books back on my bookshelves!
  • Clean the basement
  • Start swimming again, or walk farther
  • I hope to travel, even modestly, and take pleasure in seeing new places.
  • I hope to find an occupation that will make me fulfilled - whether it's a new job or self-employment
  • I hope to keep my friendships strong; reconnect with those I've lost; and make new friends.
And help [The Man I Love] make his 2013 wishes happen, too.

How about you? How did 2012 treat you, and what do you hope for 2013?


smalltownme said...

2012 had its highs and lows. I'm quite hopeful for 2013.

Anonymous said...

May all your wishes come true. My 2012 was a year of change. Welcome change which now leaves hopeful for 2013.
Buon Anno!

Haddock said...

Exactly what I want to do ....Start swimming again, or walk farther

Diane Dusendang said...

Aunt Snow....I think you list is fantastic! I hope to slow down enough to make one! I just read the post and while I'm months late...wanted you to know I'm sorry for your loss of your dear friend. Here is a thought to her memory, which I'm sure you will keep alive through your writing. You are a dear person...Diane Carol

Diane Dusendang said...

Aunt Snow....wish I could fix my spelling mistakes..... I think YOUR list is....ah well....

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

2012 brought in a new family member and ended with foot surgery. On to 2013...
Wishing you the best!