Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 - The Year That Was

Overall, 2012 was a pretty good personal year. For the most part, a lot of the good stuff dealt with my coming out as a writer and on my family's own achievements.  Here's a round up of some of the things that made my year.

Things that made me happy:
  • The arrival of my parents to spend the Christmas holidays with my family.
  • Meeting my husband at the finisher's zone of the Philadelphia Half Marathon.
  • Turning 40.
  • Watching my kids perform at their school talent show.
  • The increased vigilance of the citizens brought about by access to social media. 
  • The publication of my short story, "The Walk," in the Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey anthology.
  • My first article on characterization on the Fictionista Workshop.
  • My first guest post on Jennifer Hubbard's blog during her Books of Our Youth Series.
Things that made me sad:
  • The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Things that made me swoon:
  • Peeta from The Hunger Games trilogy.
  • The Tenth Doctor of Doctor Who.
Things that made me go hmmm...:
  • The 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon.
  • The end of the Twilight Saga (No offense meant - Twihard here.)
  • The fact that during the campaign period, we didn't hear any candidates talk about the fiscal cliff.
Who knows what the new year will bring? I look forward to finding out with everyone else.  I just pray that it will be filled with good health, love, laughter, good food, and family.  Oh, and flowing words for me.

Happy New Year!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Marie! I hope your year will be even better.

  2. May this year be just as eventful and even happier!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I hope so too. Looking forward to new things from you in 2013!

  3. Best wishes for loads of joy in 2013, Mieke! And I'm so happy to see another person be happy about turning 40. ^_^

    1. Thank you, Angelina. A year or two ago, I felt all angsty about it. As it approached, I became more excited. Then on my birthday, I felt joyous. I can't explain it. I wish you a wonderful 2013 too!

  4. Lots more things that made you happy than things that made you sad, so that's a good list right there! :)

  5. Neat way to break it down. I should start keeping a "swoon-worthy" list. Love that. :)

    And I don't mean to be flip, but I don't think anyone will be naming a child Sandy for a very long time.


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