About this time last year, I was bemoaning the fact that 2009 had been an ‘unpretty’ year. Leave it to the universe to interpret this as a request to make 2010 even ‘unprettier’.
I don’t have many kinds words for 2010. It was a year of things gone wrong – battles with cancer for two people I know, struggles to maintain ‘unshakable’ relationships, economic woes for all, a reopening of old personal wounds, and the ugly end of a project that had once been a passion for me. Overall, it was a disheartening twelve months.
What was the lesson of 2010? I’m not sure. I’m not sure that I actually care what it was. I’m glad the year is finished and hope that the turning of the calendar signals a turning of the tides as well. I’m holding 2011 to a higher standard – I expect that it will more than make up for the last two years and will bring wonderful things to all. For me, it looks to be a year of changing directions and refocusing on those things that are most important to me – friends, family, writing, my path. I’m actually looking forward to the coming year and am feeling optimistic that it will be a positive one.
However your 2010 may have turned out, I hope that 2011 finds you blessed, love, safe, and happy!