They say that time seems to fly faster as one ages. Looks like I have entered into the time warp, because this past year flew by faster than I could blink.
2011 has been full of growth and changes for me personally, for the blog, and my writing. I took some leaps of faith and even though some changes were scary, they were well worth it.
So I am taking this opportunity to share some of the posts that were written the last 12 months…one per month…highlighting thoughts, recipes and even the beginning of my first fiction novel.
January I talked about Learning Lessons From 2010.
February brought out my memoir writing pen where I shared a summer evening Catching Fireflies.
March I shared my first ever piece of fiction. The response was so positive, that I am now turning it into my first novel called Day Tripper.
April was a month of wisdom that I wanted to pass from one blogger to another and was thrilled to have it featured on BlogHer: Five Ways to Fight Blogger Block.
May was out of control with the spam comments…so I decided to write a Letter to Spam.
July I wrote a short fiction piece about one of my favorite characters. Writing in a different voice and time period of the Revolutionary War was very intriguing as I wrote Battlefield, The Red & Blue
August sent me traveling across country to beautiful San Diego, CA and the BlogHer conference. I learned a valuable lesson To Be in the Moment of Conversation.
September I had put the Marathon run in May behind me and was training for the half-marathon in October. I learned to Stand Taller in My Running Shoes.
October I wrote about the changes I needed to make for me to chase my dream. To make my writing dream happen I Knew I Had to Take A Chance.
November I shared my passion for food and brought one of my favorite recipes to the blog. If you want a great cookie, you have to try Pumpkin Drop Cookies.
December after a very long break from my favorite online writing group, I tried my hand at flash memoir with a story revolving around the word Crash.
It really has been quite a ride. I am so incredibly grateful for all your support and friendship. You have continued to inspire me to keep going and see where this journey will take us. Thank you for making all of this possible!
I am not a big person for resolutions as the ball drops. To me it is just and indicator of a year gone by and a new one awaiting the dawn.
I guess I will say that I hope to squeeze as much out of 2012 as it will allow. Maybe a few more runs in the shoes…finishing my first book….and soaking in as much time with my kids and hubs as I can.
Because I don’t want to blink and miss a single thing.
Happy New Year!!
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