In 2012….

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

Someone dies

A child is born

Wishing you all the best in 2012, good people of Earth!

12 Comments on “2012, a year in preview

  1. Such a balanced perspective, and yes, so beautiful. Thank you for posting this, Myfanwy! Happy, Happy New Year!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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