This is going to be one of those posts that just rambles and rambles, so brace yourselves…
It’s hard to say just how excited I am for the new year. 2012 was not horrible, it was wonderful, but I will say this; it happened too darn fast. I don’t remember as much good stuff as I do stressful stuff. I feel like I dumped myself into the year and it all kindof happened in a fog anyway. I got reacquainted with some old friends, then abandoned them as I got knee-deep in running a business, did a lot of shopping and working and trying to reorganize the schedule.
I feel like I got sick a lot this year… did I? I had a baby in April. He was, and is, sooo healthy and chunky and so much fun! But I didn’t handle the adjustment too smoothly. It took a lot of rearranging to go from one kid to two. And I know the writer part of me was whining most of the spring. I got to work on one of my old, old manuscripts for awhile (one that you will probably never read, but I still love to pound on it), and that was great, but it certainly makes me feel like an amateur to not have time to get out a new story.
I can’t complain, because I really had some amazing times. Even got to go camping for two days in the midst of the crazy summer. I had my third anniversary, and I am always spoiled rotten by The Man. He never stops giving and helping and listening to me, I feel like the luckiest woman alive when he’s around.
I love all the amazing people I’m finally beginning to meet in the blogosphere and on Twitter. I’ve never been very good at connecting online (I’m all about hand gestures and hugs), but this year I’ve met some people who are so open that I don’t even have to be good at communicating. I get to be myself and they are themselves, and it’s all good.
When November came around I was so very ready to lose myself into novel land. But I feel like I am still lost in it. I need to swing back to living a little bit of life, not just waiting until I can be reunited with my laptop. Because as much as I love words, staring at this screen is not real life. So in 2013? I look forward to getting that balance back. Swinging to the middle again. Having a cozy winter of snuggling and creating and learning with the kiddos.
It’s going to be a great year.