So the month of letters was ... enlightening. The take-aways:
1. It was relatively easy to jot a letter at the end of a busy day.
2. Even so, I only managed to write 20 letters instead of the requisite 24.
3. I did not feel guilty or beat myself up about this.
4. Not many people wrote back, but I really really enjoyed the responses from those who did.
5.In a perfect world I would keep up the correspondence.
And now I shall go eat brownies warm from the oven.
2011 was a year of change and growth for me, and I expect the same for 2012. Over the past few years I've stopped making resolutions, mostly because I believe that every day has the potential to be a New Beginning. But! Here are a few things I want to accomplish this year:
Start and finish a new novel (I already started it today--an auspicious beginning!)
Acquire an agent (fingers crossed, people.)
Read more books.
Spend more time with friends, both local and far-flung.
Squeeze exercise into each day.
Take guitar lessons.
Continue to live and learn and change and grow. And to not beat myself up so much when I inevitably stumble.
What about you? What does 2012 have in store for you?
As I look back on the previous 20+ posts, I realize just how full of wonderful things my life is. Ken. Family. Friends. Kitties. Writing. Learning. Technology.
I thank you all for sharing my journey.
Today I'm thankful for family of all kinds: immediate, extended, adopted. There's more than one way to define a family, and I would not be who I am today without them. Mom, Dad, and all the rest: thank you for being a part of my life.
I'm an only child so my immediate family is obviously very small. My extended family, however, is huge; both my parents had nine brothers and sisters. I have cousins I've never met, only met a few times, or it's been so long since I've seen them that I wouldn't know them. My adopted family is scattered all around the country.
They drive me crazy and warm my heart by turns. There is drama and laughter and conflict and love. I wouldn't have it any other way.