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Dec 27, 2010

Almost there . . .

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! And to those of you who don't celebrate this time of year, I hope you had a fantabulous weekend, just the same. *smiles*

We're almost through the first decade of the new millennium. It's a strange feeling, knowing that so much has already changed on both a personal and global scale, and I'm sure the next ten years will bring about even more growth. Some of the changes have been welcome advances, and others not so much. But whatever the case is, change is inevitable. Might as well embrace it!

As usual, I find myself winding down after the holidays and looking back with that whole "year-at-a-glance" mentality. I've grown as a person, become a little kinder and more patient when it comes to others and their short comings. I mean, even as awesome as I am, have  a few. Even my outlook on writing has matured, going from hobby to . . . well . . .whatever it is that this new path will bring. I have faith though.

I know it's time, but I think 2010 finally forced me to grow UP. Even if just a little bit.

If you're anything like me though, you find yourself looking back at some of the not so good things about the past year--the struggles, the failures, the hardships, and looking at the calendar with just a wee bit of hope. I think somewhere deep down, we all look at the upcoming year and tell ourselves this will be the one . . . the one where things get better for us, or easier somehow. We count down the days and tell ourselves "almost there."

I'm not big on making resolutions, but I am big on hope.

I hope 2011 brings you all that you dreamed of and more. I hope this is the year all of your dreams come true. Don't forget though, that regardless of the struggles and hardships we think we are facing, no one can make those dreams come true but you. Work hard and strive---never stop reaching for those stars.

I'm going for the moon.

And now a little vampire humor, just to make you laugh. I apologize to all you Twilight fans. I've got nothing against Edward, or the series. In fact, I enjoyed reading them...but Eric Northman will always be the one who makes me smile:

~Best wishes and happy writing!~


  1. Sweet post. Best of luck to you too in the new year and beyond.

  2. I feel hopeful for the new year, too. Even more so than I remember feeling at this time last year. (2009 was such an ICKY year for me!)

    I think I'll always remember 2010 as the year I transitioned, from a hobbyist writer to a serious author. Looking forward to what 2011 has in store!

    Thinking of you!
    ((hugs)) Nicki

    P.S. Love your new blog header!!

  3. What a beautiful sentiment! I wish the same for you. And btw, I couldn't agree more, Eric is just better than Edward. They're both on my top ten. But Damon is number one for me!

  4. I have some challenges dampening my hope for 2011, but aim to deal with it.

    Wishing you a year filled with hope and moon catching. :D

  5. I'm always hopeful about the new year as well, whether I make specific resolutions or not. You made a great point that only we can make our dreams come true, with hard work. That's my "resolution" for 2011 - to work as hard as possible on my writing, and on myself in general.

    Hope you have a great new year!

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