Seriously, I am hoping the Best of 2009 is yet to come because my partner and I are making some pretty life-altering major decisions at the moment, and they could turn out spectacular. But that might turn out to be a Best of 2010 thing instead (as we’re so close to the end of the year). Suffice to say, this will be the last Christmas in this particular house.
I started the year in a new temporary position (same organisation) and that is now permanent. And I have a lovely bunch of team-mates and a great boss.
I could have done without being stranded by floods 5 times this year — but hopefully that particular issue will be solved by the decision in the first paragraph. On the flipside, it gave me a couple bonus days to write, edit or relax, when I wasn’t stressing about the lack of chocolate.
I gave up caffeine (again – the Coca Cola variety, not the chocolate variety) and with the help of the fabulous hula hoop that Natalie Hatch made for me, I’ve lost 5kg. And more to go.
I joined the Exec Committee of Romance Writers of Australia, had a ball at the Claytons Conference (instead of the real thing) and a great time with my writing buddies at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and at our Writers Retreat at South West Rocks.
I am so grateful for my writing buddies (both real-life and on-line friends) as they keep me motivated, demonstrate by example, and we provide each other with mutual cheer squads.
And I reached the age of the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.
2009 has been a fantastic year…
and it’s only going to get better. Starting with tomorrow. And Tuesday. And Wednesday.
And then…roll on 2010…you bloody beauty!