Friday, January 9, 2009

HELLO 2009!

If my lack of blogging entries at the end of 2008 is any indication of what's to come in 2009, then I am definitely in trouble!

Yes, I've been away from the blogging world for the past several weeks. As anyone knows, the holiday season is one big hustle, bustle whirlwind time of year that is over before we know it, followed by a brand new year that comes in almost as quickly as the holiday season spins in and out of our lives.

Over these last 9 days, I've seen it repeated often that most believe this is going to be 'their' year. Whether it is the left-over remnants of Obama's mantra of 'change' or the simple fact that 2008 was just a less than memorable year for many, most would agree that this is the first time in as many years that so many have their hopes pinned on this being the 'best year ever.

The masses are not alone. I, too, join in the crusade for making this the 'best year ever'. I am not one, however, who believes 2008 was my 'worst' year on record. Believe me, I've seen years past that get my own personal endorsement of being the all-time worst year ever!

But I'm really psyched about this year. For one thing, I just finished my first fiction novel at the end of last year. To even finish writing a book is an accomplishment in itself. But now I've started the editing process which is the next step in line of preparing to submit to agents & publishers alike. The project is in motion and I'm excited about the anticipation of where this process will take me.

Then, new years are all about new beginnings and of course, resolutions. I decided that I would avoid the whole resolution trap altogether and enact any possible hint of a resolution before the New Year began. Yes, you guessed it, I'm on a weight loss mission! My goal is to lose 40-50 pounds. (Must have been all that sitting in front of the computer last year!) Thus far I'm down 6 lbs. Yay Me!!

Starting something new at the start of a New Year isn't necessarily a bad thing. The 1st day of the year serves as a good starting point for many, but it can also be an unneccesary evil that puts incredible pressure on the individual who uses January 1st as their day that marks the start of something new in their lives. I mean if someone gets going on their new outlook and they falter then they soon realize they were on the wagon of change for 'x' number of days before they fell off and watched the cloud of dust looming ahead of them in the distance.

I guess it isn't so much about when we enact new beginnings in our lives. The important thing is that we are always growing and changing to make ourselves better human beings.

So here's to 2009! May it be everything we dreamed of and so very much more!

1 comment:

Carolyn NC said...

Well hello there and welcome back to blogland! I've missed your posts. Congrats on finishing your novel - hope it all works out well. Pass on that weight loss to me, too. You've gotten a good start.