It is an odd feeling to wake up to the New Year knowing that all of my friends and family in the States are just beginning their celebration. Let me give you a sneak peek at 2010...it's fabulous, as I sit here with Delhi belly and a wicked head cold that I picked up in Agra! I would love to say that we rang in the new year with a lively party, but truth be told...I was in bed by 10, drugged up on cold meds. We did have a rousing silly string fight in our hotel room, which lasted for about 2 seconds. The clean-up, on the other hand, lasted a good half-an-hour. Happy New Year to that!
As we ring in 2010 and gaze at the great unknown of this year ahead, I can't help but reflect back on 2009, a year of joy, pain, growth, change and adventure. It was the year that we lost our pregnancy and experienced an unimaginable grief. It was the year that my writing career began to flourish. It was the year in which we traveled extensively, around the States and internationally. It was the year that I attended Squam (twice!) and met "my people." It was the year that we moved into our new house, a place that, after all of our moves, truly feels like home. All in all...it was quite a year. But then again, isn't every year?
That is why it is so exciting to stand on the threshold of this coming year. We can only guess the wonder and magic that are in store for all of us...if we remain open to it.
So let's toast to 2010...to new adventures, new challenges, new friendships. Thank you all for being a part of my life, for taking the time to visit me here over the past year. I can't wait for you to join me in this new year, just one more hour now!