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The new year is often a time of figuring out where you’re going, but for me, I need to also look back and see what I did. Here are the five best things I did in 2009:
2009 was my fourth year for National Novel Writing Month. This insanity has you complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. 2009 was the fourth year I’ve completed it, and also produced the most coherent book. Next step: writing the rest of the rough draft.
I was a Girl Scout when I was growing up, and when my daughter expressed an interest, we went to an informational meeting. After checking with my daughter, I signed up to be a leader (I hated the fact that my mom was always a leader, so I wanted to make sure). I am now helping a group of six 7-year-olds learn things like basic sewing, physics, cooking, and of course, COOKIES!
The Southeastern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute has been a haven to me in the past few years. It is one of the few places I feel completely comfortable in my own skin, and provides time to learn, reconnect and rejuvenate.
I am not an artist in the traditional sense. I am, however, highly creative. I play flute (very well), piano (not so well), drum, knit, crochet, sew and cross stitch. But in each of these creative pursuits I am following someone else’s directions. When I was preparing my ebook, I knew I wanted to do something more. So I went out and bought some watercolors. I had a lot of fun creating the graphics for the book, and have produced some small pieces that make me smile.
This device was the best purchase for the family this year. We often will spend a night playing an active game, and my husband and I have both enjoyed Pinball. The Wii Fit also gives me a way to change up the exercise so it doesn’t feel like I’m exercising.
I’ll pass it over to you: what were the best things you did in 2009?