True, it’s not quite the end of the year yet, but for various reasons I’ve been taking stock of 2012 and thinking ahead to 2013. You know, on the off-chance this apocalypse thing turns out to be wrong.
So yeah, 2012 wasn’t that great a year on several fronts. My mom got diagnosed with multiple myeloma and had some other serious health issues. I had a long stretch of back pain, which combined with stress, brought on some pretty low moments. And there were a few other things too that I won’t go into–I can only be serious like this for so long or I break out in a rash–but they were the kinds of things that make you question yourself and doubt yourself. You know, things that suck.
But there were bright spots too. I finished a book I’d been working on for over a year, had another one come out, and wrote a couple of short stories in between. I took a hiatus from a lot of things online, took some time for myself, and I think in the end I’m the better for it.
As for what’s in store for 2013 and beyond, I have reason to hope that there are good things on the horizon. Challenges too, of course, but I’ve also been reminded over the past year that I have friends and family who are there to share the joys and sorrows with me. They would do anything for me, and I would do anything for them.
For instance, Tim bought a sock monkey hat for a Christmas party, and he agreed to let me post pictures on Facebook of him wearing it. Husband + sock monkey hat = love. Can’t ask for more than that.