Let's be honest, I'm happy to see 2012 end. This hasn't been an easy year, to say the least. Between losing my job in February, my laptop crashing in August, and lots of family issues, this has been an extremely challenging year.
Anyways...I'm going to let my cynical self die down for a few minutes and focus on the positives.
1) I finished my fantasy novel!!!
My biggest accomplishment this year I must say! I am so proud. No, I didn't get the chance to edit like I wanted (see note above about losing my laptop), but with my latest equipment intact, I am hoping I can change that next year.
2) Got a new job in August!
I started working again in August and I am really learning a lot in a field I enjoy. It isn't an easy economy out there and I know I am very lucky.
3) New laptop for my birthday in December!
Downside is that I lost my free wifi. So this means I have to cough up the cash to actually buy a plan somewhere. We'll see how that goes. But other than that, I am very happy with my Windows 8 laptop.
4) Finding new companies and tasty foods!
So far I have learned about so many new companies, tasty foods and drinks. I really enjoy this and I hope you guys do to. This has also been a wonderful way to share some goodies with my family and get their feedback, too.
5) New projects to explore for next year.
I have new writing goals for myself next year. From finishing my fantasy novel rewrite to putting on my big girl writing pants and submitting freelance articles to magazines (even guest blogging more!), not to mention a new novel idea that I am exploring. So I plan on being very busy next year (what else is new?).
I hope 2013 brings you wonderful good luck, new experiences, and if you cry any tears next year, let them be tears of joy. I wish all of my blog readers (both new, old, and gone away) a fabulous new year.