Farewell, 2011

It’s New Year’s Eve. 2011 is on its way out, 2012 is on its way in. Some will spend quiet evenings at home, some will head out to dinners and parties and other celebrations. My sister will hop a plane to Jamaica (or, so she says….I am a bit skeptical). No matter where you are this evening, the sentiment is the same – a celebration of a new year, a fresh start, a promise of new beginnings.

For me, 2011 was a good year. I’m ending it in our new house that I love, with Paul and his family and my sweet wonderful kitties. I don’t get to be with my own family today, but we all keep in touch and somehow we seem to grow closer despite our distance from one another. This year, I challenged myself to be a better person, to take risks, to live. I focused more on Zumba and found not only a great form of exercise, but a group of amazing friends that I love. I jumped out of a plane despite a fear of heights and a distaste for flying, and loved it. Not only did I not go back to being a call center grunt this year, I got a new job in Customer Relations that for the last several months has given me challenges and successes that I have reveled in. All in all, I have no complaints about the year.

For 2012, I do have some resolutions. My first and biggest one is to enjoy all that I have, to relax and be happy. Every aspect of my life is really, really great and I’m hoping for more of the same in the new year. I’m looking forward to the exciting things we have planned: our trip to California in April, our vacation to Hawaii in December, my parents’ summer visit to see us. I’m starting the new year in a job that I love, and am excited for new challenges and opportunities to learn new things.

I hope the good times will outnumber the bad, and I will have lots of fun and lots of great experiences. I’m content with the events of the year we’re leaving behind, and looking forwad to beginning 2012.

Happy New Year, everyone!!

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