Happy (Almost) New Year!


I’ve been trying to find time to reflect on the year ending and the new one that will begin very soon. Between work, holiday preparations, errands, taking care of things at home and trying to get some rest, I have hardly been able to find a minute for contemplation. As much as I want to wrap up loose ends and jot down new ideas and goals, I may have to put it off until the vacation we are taking during the first week in January. We planned this as a time for family and fun but I’m sure I’ll have some chances to let my mind wander and scheme a bit.

I admit that as the year draws closed my thoughts are less reflective and more anticipatory. Although 2012 had its highlights, 2013 has me headed in new directions down paths that I can’t see as clearly as I would like, but I hope that as I stumble along the way will become clear. I am leaving the job which has been my primary source of income for the past two years. I’ll be devoting my time to my many creative pursuits in hopes that I can find greater fulfillment and (and hopefully some income) from this work. I sincerely hope that in taking this leap I won’t fall crashing to the ground. It is a big risk for me and I have no idea what the outcome will be but I am ready to move forward and embrace the challenges that emerge.

We are also expecting a baby in early June so that brings more excitement and a whole new set of unknowns (some of which I feel like I am already living). In the past few months I have definitely not been able to accomplish as much as I would normally like to but I am looking forward to putting more time into this blog in the new year.

I hope the transition from one year to the next gives you time to reflect on the things you are grateful for and to be filled with a sense of possibility which changing the calendar so often brings.


  1. emily

    January 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I'm so happy to hear your news. It is a whole new world, motherhood. But it's new every time and for every mom and baby. Congratualtions!

    Maybe I'll try to update my blog this year.

  2. Kathie

    January 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Congrats Anna! May 2013 be bright!

  3. Brita

    January 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! I'm so glad you're still keeping this blog, or who knows when I would have heard your news. I'm really, really happy for you and Ray. Enjoy the new adventures!

  4. Anna

    January 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks everyone! Its great to hear from you and I hope that 2013 brings you lots of new adventures and dreams fulfilled.

  5. Apseed

    January 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Congratulations! You just made my day (it's morning here)! And Happy New Year!!!

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