2011, Here We Come

I’d say 2010 was long and tiring, but far from all bad.

  • Had two – TWO! – requests for full manuscripts. No takers yet, but I’m getting better at this communicating-with-agents thing.
  • Started my web design business. I so love being able to make my fellow artists look good.
  • Did not get pneumonia, ulcers, or any other life-threatening illness. (For once.)
  • Husband has nearly made it a calendar year without unemployment. Of course, his company WAS just bought out, so who knows what’s coming.
  • Met some truly amazing people, like Scott Myers and Tom Benedek, the guys behind this screenwriting master class. That’s one of my site designs, by the way. 🙂
  • Got a kitty. Kitty is mah child. Kitty sleeps on my feet at night. Behold his furry domination. (He also sent us a Christmas card.)
  • Drew some major boundary lines. Which is actually part of the reason why I’m not so sick this year. -_- Stress is bad.
  • Helped husband through surgery to remove the metal rods from his left femur and right tibia, not to mention all the screws. He’s metal-free for the first time in ten years. He’s also still in pain, but that will get better.
  • Returned to World of Warcraft. It’s even more fun than I remembered.
  • Successfully completed Nanowrimo – and in the process, jump-started a book I was beginning to fear would be a trunk novel.
  • Grieved a little. Grandma is still alive, but dementia is cruel, and she’s not the same person. In a way, I’m losing her twice.
  • Decorated for Christmas for the first time in my married life(!).
  • Accepted the fact that my asthma is getting worse.
  • Accepted the fact that we’re going to have to move – and that the real estate system in this country is very, very broken.
  • So is health care.
  • Got truly comfortable with driving stick-shift. I still need more practice, though. (Stupid engine-revving.)
  • I learned some things about life. Posted about them.
  • Had the fantastic realization that I’m really happy. Things can be improved, sure – but I’m content, I love the people I’m with, I’m growing in my understanding of God, and I’m doing what I’m supposed to do with my life.

No matter how crazy things get, that contentment remains. I can live with that.

It’s been a good year. May all of you enjoy tonight (safely!), and may 2011 be the best year we’ve ever had!

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