Happy New Year, friends! Here's a fun 2009 Year-in-Review video:
I had intended to start of 2010 with a BANG! of motivation, inspiration and activity but have settled for a slow roll into it instead. 2009 sucked SO.FREAKING.HARD that I need/deserve a day or two to recover from such a wretched year.
I had also intended to start 2010 with hope, faith and certainty that this year will surely be better than last but reality insists that I acknowledge that I have no real evidence that it will be, and there's a really good chance it could be even worse. I can try my very best, but that doesn't necessarily dictate the outcome of events, unfortunately.
I think I will be a slightly better person this time next year, just because I believe I am a slightly better person than I was this time last year. It turns out that all of those hard-earned lessons broadened my ability to appreciate more and have empathy for others. Having less of everything (including certainty) makes it easier to recognize and value the things you can count on in life.
I don't think having more of everything again could hurt either though, so it'd be awful nice if that's what was in store for 2010.
I'm sure I'll need to formulate a plan for the upcoming year some time soon. It causes mild anxiety for Ashley, Master Lister & Planner, to not have some resolutions already in place on the 1st but...it's raining. And I'm tired. And I have a nice stack of books from the library. And I like to start new shit on Mondays anyway.
So I'll do it later.