The first Monday
[tweetthis] of a new year is a great time to take a look back at the last year, pause, and look froward to what the New Year brings.[/tweetthis]. It’s been a rollercoaster back-end of 2016, with the Cubs World Series win almost obliterated by a political season that left be bewildered and bothered.
I’m blessed to be in a family where discourse is the common course, and disagreement opens minds, instead of fostering hate.
I had a great time watching the Cubs win, and sharing the victory with Mom, while hanging on the phone with Loved-One. Technology can be so wonderful. Yes, phones and TVs are old technology. Still, I can remember when a long-distance call was for serious matters, and we listened to ball games on the radio (My science class gave up studying to listen to the Tigers, back in 7th grade.) Plus, I met a new Cleveland friend through a friendly wager. Can’t wait to claim my tour of Cleveland winnings from Jena.)
A Ship of Pearl and The Fable of Little Tzurie are published and getting great reviews, and at the same time, helping the hungry and the homeless.
I made new friends through my Clown Car Geniuses, IWOC, and CWC. All who help me grow, keep me grounded, and fill me with optimism. I hope I do the same for them.
A new part-time job fell in my lap by just asking if I could help. It may be temporary, and it may be more. Time will tell. In the meantime, I like this comment, “You bring a peacefulness to the office.
I have an incredibly healthy, intelligent, and for the most part, happy family. I feel like their love provides a marvelous safety net and allows me to risk, to fail, and to try new things, because no matter what, I have people who will be there to pick me up, dust me off, and get me going again.