Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In With The New

2008 has been quite a roller coaster year for most of us. Be it the economy, the price of gasoline or the political merry-go-round of the election, the past twelve months have been anything but uneventful.
On a personal note, I've been fortunate enough to have two books released and signed two more contracts. I've watched my kids continue to mature and become better citizens of the earth. I've gained several friends, grown closer to one I made a couple years ago and sadly, lost a dear friend of more than twenty years. I finished a two-year run as president of my RWA chapter that taught me more than I'd ever have imagined.
2009 will hopefully bring some wonderful things to us all. I hope the state of the economy will improve and eventually recover. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a dear friend with a secret. I pray her tiny wish comes to fruition. I have lots more requests, way more than I care to share. But I wish you all the best year ever.
What about you? What's on your list?

6 comments:

Terry Odell said...

Happy New Year to you Dara. 2009 is going to be a challenging year, I think. I'm trying to stay focused on the positive. And putting personal issues into perspective is one of my non-tangible goals for this year. Finding the serenity to accept what can't be changed -- well, I'm more likely to scream, rant and stomp, so I'm going to work on being more mellow when the snafus hit. I don't know how well it'll work out -- those knots in the belly and lying awake thinking about stuff are hard to get around.

Dara Edmondson said...

Thanks, Terry. Wow - big things you're asking of yourself;-)

Abigail said...

Happy new year Dara!

Katie Reus said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you've had an eventful year and I hope 2009 is even better :)

jax said...

Happy New Year! I hope it's going to be a great one for you. I'm sure that you no longer being a chapter President will free up your time to write and spend on yourself. I'm very optimistic that it's going to be better...last year was turbulent but I think 2009 is a great turning point..especially for me :)

Chudney Defreitas-Thomas said...

Happy New Year!