The end of the year is always a bit bittersweet for me. I’m excited about the prospects the new year holds, but I’m equally sad to say goodbye to this year. And I think January is kind of a depressing month. In November, there’s so much to look forward to—Thanksgiving with family and the Christmas holidays with loved ones. And the presents. Can’t forget the presents!
But in January all the decorations are put away. Or, even more depressing, they’re not yet put away. The wrapping paper is stored, and the new gifts aren’t so new anymore. It will be another year until the whole family is together again. I really do get the post-holiday blues.
One thing I do to combat these blues is to think about all the reasons I’m glad the year is ending.
I’m glad hurricane season is over, and the U.S, didn’t sustain any major hits (but poor Mexico!).
I’m glad my baby learned to eat solid food and crawl and walk and is on her way to talking. It’s so much fun to see her learn new things!
I’m glad I had two books out in 2010, and I have two more in 2011. That’s something I look forward to!
I’m glad the elections are over because I hate all those political commercials.
I’m glad the Chilean miners were rescued, and the oil from the BP explosion was pretty much cleaned up.
Those are all good things about the end of the year.
What about you? is there anything special you’ll remember about this year?