So, I know the blogosphere will be full of posts recapping good ol' 2008 and loaded with the hope and dreams of 2009.
We'll have none of that around here, no. I will say a couple things about 2008- 2008 took things from me that I will never get back. But you know that saying about how one door never closes without another opening? Well, there is one thing I did received this year- resolve. I'll leave it at that.
As for the upcoming year... who knows. I have no idea where it will take me, to what heartbreak it will lead me and to what joy I will surrender in the upcoming year. I do intend it to be full of both because I don't want to live my life halfway.
And part of that resolve is not to get ahead, not to climb over or leave others behind but to bring others along and allow myself too be carried at times, as well. We are not alone in the universe. And I do not mean that in an X-Files sorta way, but rather in a John Donne "No man is an island..." style. I want to do good things in the world but I also want to help and inspire others to do the same? Sorta pay-it-forward, if you will. That is my resolution- kinda (just kidding, I know my grammar in this post sucks- kinda).
But right now, I will say this... to all of you who are my friends, my family and my friend-family aka *real* family and to all of those of you I have loved and lost or we've moved on, pulled apart or just drifted... I love you and hope that this new year holds everything fantastic that you could hope for. If you are wondering, if you are doubting- don't. I KNOW. I know with all my heart and soul. You can do it. WE can do it. Together.
Happy New Year!
No, wait... The Begining.