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!


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

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

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

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

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    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!

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

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  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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Thank you so much for your kind comments.