I’ll admit. For me this year has been a challenge.
There were some work issues, health concerns, not easily embracing a new birthday age, and some uncertainty in general. But through those challenges were even greater awakenings, epiphanies and “aha” moments. It’s those that I wish to focus on and continue to focus on moving into 2011, a new decade.
I have an amazing support system. My family is wonderfully supportive even when I’m so concerned that I’m disappointing them. The thought of disappointing them was only in my head.
My friends? Wow! Whenever I needed an ear or a pick-me-up, my friends were there. And I’m so grateful for that.
This year, I had the chance to meet some great folks and some that didn’t float my boat. As Doris Day would say Que Sera, Sera. I tested the waters in a number of new ventures and the idea bucket is overflowing. All I can wonder about is the next thing on my agenda. I’m ready for it.
My faith increased this year too, in so many ways. There are some things I’m keeping in prayer and haven’t seen yet, but I’m holding on that it can happen. I also saw faith in others as well no matter what their foundation and belief system is. I have such an eclectic bunch of believers as a part of my life.
Overall, it was a good year. When you’ve learned something, when you have matured, when you have shared what you’ve learned with others…What more can you ask for?
Tomorrow I will celebrate the New Year, 2011, in traditional Southern flavor. Black-eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread. Whatever your tradition, embrace it and embrace 2011 for all it holds.