Here were are already. The last day of 2011. How are your spending it? Looking back? Looking forward? Full of hope or full of regrets? I must admit I have some of each.
I look back on this year and realize it was a rough one. Work was not great and I left my job. The summer was one long, insanely hot drought. I missed my family a lot. I could have used more money. I had a lot of bad hair days.
But I also got to reconnect with old friends. I’ve made some great new friends this year. I got a new pet. I got a new job. I was fortunate to travel a lot this year, and feel profoundly changed by my time in the Caribbean, Italy, and most importantly, Paris. I heard Bill Clinton speak in person, and got to meet Ron Swanson.
I read some great books, saw lots of live music and movies. Got to visit with family several times over the year. Started a blog. Weathered the economy. Overall, I guess I can’t complain. I’m hoping 2012 brings stability, happiness, and appreciation for everything I have. So after a brief glimpse back, I’m looking FORWARD! Full steam ahead into 2012. Happy New Year!