In my time on this Earth, I have seen more New Year's Days come and go than I really care to count. Suficed to say enough to know a few things about life; change is the one thing we can count on, some people really are rotten and hope springs eternal in people like me; it's called survival. Some New Year celebrations were fun, some boring, some almost deadly and a few bordered on criminal. I should be happy to see 2010 over and done, but I have never been one to feel celebratory over another year of my life gone. Still, 2010 was so awful, I do not feel as sad as usual.
Here's a short list that I experienced: deaths, illnesses, surgery, broken bones, loss of income, loss of friends, close friends and family facing unbearable obstacles such as, mental illness, foreclosure, divorce, job loss, kids gone wild, jail time and believe me, this is a very short list.
How about you? Was 2010 a stellar year? Or was suffering the main theme? I'd like to know. Why? Well, I wonder if it just a cyclical time or if something more is going on that I don't quite understand. Post your list of the good bad and ugly. I selfishly need to comiserate. I also want to celebrate my friends good news.
All I can hope is 2011 will be my year. I have a book ready to publish, a column waiting for the go ahead and a family that needs healing. I'm ready for some good news. I am more than ready for change.
Happy New Year to all, I wish you the best and a safe, healthy, happy year!