Tuesday, January 4, 2011

a long end / a fresh start

2010 ended abruptly after quite a bit of hard work:

fall semester was a struggle, having been led into by a summer that would be an understatement to be described as having not gone according to plan.

there were times i thought i might not make it--
times i thought i might just run away screaming--
times i thought that if i just took one long, deep breath,
it might all of a sudden be over.

finals happened. i graduated.
christmas happened. i moved out of keene.

the year two thousand ten ended with an overcooked (but tasty!) pot of homemade eggnog.

2011 will be different.

you know why?
because i'm never going to let 2010 happen again.

this is a year that has started with no expectations,
but with the understanding that what happens, happens.

and you know what?

i've already spent a few days relaxing, reading, and knitting.

a great job just fell into my lap.

and today i had a lovely afternoon with a good friend, a great yoga class, and some yummy sushi... all of which i intend to experience more of in the coming months.

here's to a Happy, Healthy, Unstressful New Year,
and may peace find you when you most need it and least expect it.