So 2009 is finally over and we’ve stepped over the threshold into 2010. Wow!
As has been my tradition at the beginning of every new year, I usually reflect on things that made me glad and things that made me sad in the past year. But this year I find myself reluctant to do so, not too sure why. Maybe it’s because 2009 was a particularly difficult year for me on a personal level, one that tested my mettle in many ways and made me see sides of myself that I did not like and that, frankly, I was very perturbed and sometimes pissed off about.
I know that there are many things about 2009 that I want to forget, things that happened outside my control (hello immigration), and things that happened inside of and emerged from me (blah!) One thing for sure is that even though there’s absolutely no apparent reason for it, I have high hopes for 2010, perhaps because I plan to wrestle the best out of it and out of myself.
The one constant that remained in 2009 and that made it all bearable was that I remained loved, cherished, and accepted – Thank you my love you have been my rock and anchor.
Many thanks to my true friends and to my family for being there.
There was much that was good, and fun, and uplifting about 2009 (summer vacation in DC with mary, Kathryn’s wedding, Alia’s arrival into the world, etc.), and I am thankful for that, and there was much that was painful, and difficult, and sad, and I am regretful of that. But 2009 is over, and it’s time to move on.
We’ll see how it goes. Here’s to 2010, I’m ready.