Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year

We’ve moved from the old year to the new again.  The end of last year has been a difficult one for me health-wise but I feel like I’m on the mend.  I’m starting to look forward to what will be coming up for the new year. 

I’ve got a grant I’m working on – one for my sister and one for me.  Mine is due sooner so that will be my focus for the next month.  Then I will be helping my sister try to get one for her farming business. 

I’ve got a new semester of classes starting in a few weeks.  One of my classes is a science class.  I’ll hopefully be able to wrap my brain around what will be needed for that.  I like science in the abstract but not necessarily in the nitty gritty details.  My other class is a writing class so I’m not too worried about that one.  By December I should be done and will be getting my second degree.  While I will be focusing on that during the two semesters I have writing goals I want to accomplish when I’m not in school.

This is a cusp day for most me.  It is a time when I let go of the things from last year I need to and embrace the coming year.  In letting go of the things, it leaves a whole and filling that whole with positive and loving things is key for me. To that end I look at the positive things in my life. 

My faculty at work are amazing.  They are the best group of people I’ve worked with.  Not only are they dedicated to their field but they are kind, caring, and positive people who are a joy to work with.  They are supportive and fun to be with and make my job not seem like a job.  It is an honor and pleasure to work and spend time with them. 

My friends – you know who you are – are positive and supportive for all my endeavors.  At the same time I trust they will tell me I’m full of it when I am.  Time spent with them – whether it is online or in person – always gives me a lift. 

My family is large and often difficult to cope with.  There are so many strong personalities in it.  Yet those same personalities have taught me to stand firm in who I am – even when others don’t like that person.  My daughters are three of the most amazing and incredible people I know.  I’ve taught them well but the gift has been mutual.  They have taught me much more – and continue to do so.  They make me proud and fill me with joy.  My husband is my biggest supporter.  He helps me accomplish everything I do just by being him.

I’m taking all of this positive energy with me into the new year.  I know it will help me through the tough times because every year has those.  I know that when I’m struggling with whatever comes my way this year I’ll have this wonderful group of people cheering me on, offering support, and crying with me when I need them to.  With these blessings, it can’t help but be a good new year

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