It was nice to take a break last Sunday from writing, given that it was Christmas Day & all. Fadra had given us a piece of info to crew on all week though: That changes were coming in 2012 to our beloved Stream Of Consciousness Sunday. I couldn't wait to find out what it was - and late last night when Fadra posted the shiny new concept I was happy. Some weeks there is plenty on the brain to expound upon, but other times you a a bit stuck, so the idea of having a writing prompt which you may either choose to use... or not, was very cool. So let's get to it!
Today’s Writing Prompt:
Write about the things you don’t want to change in 2012.
At first I thought this would be a challenge. I tweeted with someone that I didn't think I wanted to do a traditional end of year post because, we I didn't feel 2011 was a spectacularly thrilling or fulfilling year for me. Be that as it may I did have a few things that I'm happy about & still feel very blessed about, and would not want to change.
#1. I am still employed - full time. That, in this economy, given where I was back in 2009 - the 1st part of 2010 is a blessing. Although I have unattained aspirations left to tackle with my career, I am thankful & blessed to be working at all given where so many others are right now.
#2. I met one of my virtual mentors - Olivier Blanchard, aka @TheBrandBuilder - in real life. As sappy as that sounds I have a long list of folks who I tweet with on a regular basis & who don't live in the same state as I. A speaking engagement in the Twin Cities made the meeting possible. That experience totally rocked & made that entire week!
#3. I found @Pinterest and am forever smitten! In case you haven't signed up - here are my boards - check them out. It's the shizzle! Into every day a little pinning must happen. I can even hook you up with an invite if you are thinking of taking the plunge.
#4. My family was healthy & happy. We got through the year - one major issue, but no broken bones - we survived. Although we suffered the loss of a 2nd pregnancy - I have to remain optimistic that maybe 2012 will be the year we will be successful in adding to our family. I love my hubby & my son is one of the best things that a woman could ask for. We are blessed.
#5. I became an Heirloom Tomato Gardener! They really were the surprise of the garden this summer. I succeeded in growing them on our southern exposure deck & it gave me a ton of confidence to try even more things next year & to plant what are now some favorite varieties once again.
I am out of time... Time to look forward & make good on some desires & commitments for myself & my career in 2012. So are you ready? Let's do this!