Another year has ended, resolutions have been written for 2012 and now it's time to look back at the year that has passed.
This year has been a year of ups and downs for me. I've had a lot of challenges with work and my health which has impacted every part of my life. I'm learning how to take care of myself again, rather than taking care of everyone else around me, letting my own needs fall by the wayside. Many of my resolutions for next year have to deal with balancing my needs against my desire to put everyone else first.
Some of the highest parts of this past year have been my writing. I can officially say today that I am an author. The stories that I've had in my head are finally finding their way into books. In addition, some amazing friendships have been formed with authors that I look up to. They've been my biggest supporters and have helped me become an author in my own right.
Another high point of this year was spending time with my high school friend, AC who also had her share of challenges. Even after fifteen years, the moment we saw each other, time seemed to slip away and we were back to the bond we shared in high school.
Finally, I'm very grateful for my family, my huband, inlaws, and children who've stood by me this year throughout all my ups and downs. They could've easily walked away from my issues, but have been my biggest fans.
I hope that as you look back on 2011 that you'll find many