owl in winter

owl in winter

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What Do You Think About at the End of the Year?

The end of 2011 is approaching, and as usual this time of year, I find myself reflecting on the good and bad (or as my friend, Kris, says, "the challenges and the changes"), and I am already planning on starting off the new year on a new note.

I had my good this year. I made some new writer friends, I was elected President of my writers' group, and I've been able to do some much needed home improvements. I even stepped out of my comfort zone and learned belly dancing!

The challenges came too, as you know, if you know me or follow my blog. My mother passed away in February and I passed through my first Mother's Day, her birthday, my birthday, Thanksgiving and now Christmas without her wildly cheerful inviting presence.

Hmmm...what will the new year bring? Or rather, what will I take to it?

Next year, I want to be more involved in charity work. I want to write more. I want to worry less. I want to appreciate my blessings more.

What about you? What are your year-end thoughts?