Friday, January 1, 2010

2009: A Look Back


New Year's Eve is a mixed bag. I never know how I'm going to feel when the clock strikes twelve. It all depends on what happened the year before. Most years, the event is one of quiet celebration. It's a time to reflect and enjoy. Of course, like everyone else, I've had my share of clunker years, the ones so filled with worry or sorrow that they make you want to sprint toward midnight so you can start over. But every once in a while, there's a really good one, a year filled with celebration and joy and dreams coming true. 2009 was one of those years.

Here's why:

It was a whirlwind year of new experiences. It was wonderful having the support of my family and friends. Plus I met so many people (both in person and through blogs, twitter and Facebook) and even made a new friend or two.

If I could, I'd take 2009 and wrap in up in a big red bow. Happy New Year! Hope 2010 is a red bow year for everyone!

9 comments:

Medeia Sharif said...

Your 2009 sounds amazing. Happy New Year.

nanmarino said...

Happy New Year, Medeia!

MG Higgins said...

What a phenomenal year! I hope 2010 is just as wonderful for you. (I hope you're coming out with another book soon so I can read it!)

nanmarino said...

Thanks MG! It was a great year. Hope your 2010 is wonderful too.

Christy Raedeke said...

What an incredible list! I hope 2010 brings even more goodness your way...

Cheers,
Christy

nanmarino said...

Happy new year, Christy! 2010 is a big year for you! Wish you a wonderful debut year!

saputnam said...

I also wish you could wrap it in a big red bow, Nan!! It was an amazing year for you and I hope 2010 is just as wonderful!!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Hahaha - what an awesome picture! Big congrats to you. What a year!

nanmarino said...

Happy new year, Sharon and TerryLynn!
Glad you like the picture. It took a lot of dog treats to get her to wear the antenna hat.