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Before the Happy New Year and "Auld Lang Syne" and confetti, it's time to take stock of the year. And tell me about your 2008!
The best moments of 2008:
Getting my first acceptance letter for my article!
My awesome first acceptance letter party.
Getting my first check in the mail! Somebody, somewhere, paid me to be a writer!
I turned into a runner! I successfully finished an 8K and am training for my first half-marathon.
Feeling God pursue me, even as I fled. Maybe I am a runner in more ways than one? he he
Hearing I was going to be an aunt again.
Reconnecting with old friends. (They're not old!... You know what I mean!!)
ONE HUNDRED BLOG POSTS!! THANKS FOR READING!!
My silly photo shoot with Jamilyn. Nothing makes you feel like a professional more than having professional head shots!
Quitting a job that was taking me further away from my goals.
The worst moments of 2008:
Waking up in the middle of the night, thinking, "What am I DOING?" The fact that it was always over the same thing should have made me take pause much earlier than it did.
My Dad had cancer. But he's ok now.
My sister spent much of the year in the hospital. But she's ok now, too.
My daughter got sick. A lot. She's sick right now. I don't know what to do for her.
I never got around to finishing that website! Well, I finished three websites... Maybe it's time to ask for help!
Losing my dear, dear friend to Spain. I hope Spain appreciates what it's got!
Seeing evil personified.
Wasted hours of worry.
Wasted hours of wishing.
What I've learned in 2008:
I, as a writer, and as a person, need space. Mental, physical, emotional space. It is an occasional, but very real need. I should not fight it.
Once I set my mind to it, I can be a writer. My biggest obstacle was myself.
Once I set my mind to it, I can be a runner. What else should I be setting my mind to?
I can not take God for granted.
I can not take any of my relationships for granted. They all take work. But the work is always worth it.
Tell me yours! Best, worst, things learned?