Image via Wikipedia2010 was a relatively good year. All right,
Also, a lot of crazy things happened in my life, but I managed to stay mostly sane and find some positivity despite the calamitous atmosphere. I was downsized from my job, went on funemployment, searched fruitlessly for an internship, but then I decided to sell my skills on Craigslist, got an internship writing web content for a small local company, and started helping my boyfriend a bit with his new business. I also started taking this blog seriously. Blogging has not only been been great writing practice I've gotten to know a lot of wonderful people. Expanding my network of writing friends has also enabled me to start Be About It, my zine-- something I had always wanted to do but never thought possible before. So far I have published two issues to an ever expanding audience, and have a third issue in the works. I'm now looking into publishing the zine online so even more people can read it.
I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to 2010 and welcoming in 2011. Hopefully we will all do better next year. My wish for everyone is that we all find our own bits of positivity, even if everything else seems like it's going to shambles, and keep that hope alive. Things have GOT to get better! They can only get better, right? Let's hope so. My dad sent me a really wonderful e-mail with words of hope for the new year that I want to share with you. Here it is:
FOR 2011...I sincerely wish that everything works out for you both in this new year, and that Ben's new business venture is a huge success. More importantly, Allie, my wish is that you find happiness in everything you do, that you enjoy great health above all, and that you also find that rewarding career of your own, and that you get to enjoy everything good that comes with it, not just monetary success, which can be hollow in and of itself, but the inner peace and personal joy that comes with a happy career path.
I sincerely hope you get to discover the rich and satisfying sense that what you do for work is important, rewarding, and fulfilling, no matter what that work actually is, or what the monetary benefits are.
That is my wish list for you, my darling, for 2011 and forever.
PS: Write soon, write often. Write!
Wasn't that so nice? It made me feel really happy when I read it. My resolution for the new year is to stay happy, think positively, and keep trying to improve my situation. What are your goals for the new year?
I'll leave you with this short video, which I found on my camera after visiting my family over the Christmas holiday. We all had a blast on Christmas Day and partied it up by dancing to the Music Choice channel on my cousin's television. I don't know who made this video, though I suspect I probably made it in a drunken haze. Enjoy!