my son turns five
he graduates from preschool
he goes to kindergarten
I turn 45 and vow to focus on my health
I celebrate my ten-year wedding anniversary
my first novel debuts
my first short story collection debuts
I vow to run more, to read more, to eat less, to eat more
I finish my thesis and finally receive my MA in English Literature
sometimes I am sad
sometimes I am happy
I am loved, I love
Someone hurts my feelings
I hurt someone’s feelings
I am intimidated
I face my fears
Sometimes I am lazy
Sometimes I stay up too late
I seethe over a passive-aggressive comment
I watch TV
I worry about global warming
I become outraged by political commentary
I read a book that makes me cry
I make a new friend
A child is born
Wishing you all the best in 2012, good people of Earth!
Beautiful writing, Myf. You have quite a heart.
Thank you, my friend! Hope we can get together in 2012. Has been too long!
Such a balanced perspective, and yes, so beautiful. Thank you for posting this, Myfanwy! Happy, Happy New Year!
Thank you, Jen! I wish you all the very best in 2012!
Lovely. And a great idea, to look ahead as well as back, and not in a sappy or New Year’s Resolutions kind of way. Love it.
Thank you so much, Lisa!
Blessings to you on the year ahead.. May all your new goals blossom. This was clear. It is a great way for all of us to take a look at the past year and who we are and what we want.
Thank you, Elizabeth! All the best to you in 2012 and beyond.
I want to eat less and more, too! (Loved your list. I hope I get it together to do one, too–or maybe I’ll just enjoy writers like you.)
Ha! THank you. It’s the only way–eating more and eating less. 🙂 Hope you have a very happy new year!
What a lovely preview. Happy New Year to you and yours. 🙂
Thank you, Dawn! Same to you. Hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you!