As 2011 draws to a close I, like many others, reflect on it's events. In most ways, it wasn't a very eventful year. I work at the same job as I did this time last year. Our financial situation is better (at a cost), so that's going in the positive column. My family has remained intact, another positive. My friends are happy and healthy. I gained an honorary nephew and the promise of my first niece next April. I've made new friends and strengthened friendships with old friends. I celebrated two new marriages. I've watched my son grow day after day, amazing me along the way.
There were a few negatives of course. Much of the year was spent trying to add to our family. Easily the low point was my miscarriage in June. But for the most part, I've been lucky this year. My losses were few and my gains were sweet.
All in all, it seems like it was a year of promise. Promises of good things to come. It was a year of growth and learning. I learned a lot about myself. I'm stronger than I knew.
2012. I like the sound of it, if for no other reason than I prefer even numbers. Yes, I'm a little strange that way. I chose to go into the year with hope and goals. Of course, I would like to have anther child this year. I would like to (again) try to get healthier. I'd like to do some thinking about what I want from my life.
So here's to 2012. I hope that all of you that are reading have a great year ahead of you. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have a cocktail, a husband, and a night of relaxation ahead of me. Happy New Year!