Its the new year. I am in Long Beach with my mom and sisters visiting my grandparents. I had one of the quietest intros to the New Year in, well, years. And I was totally satisfied. The people I care about most sent me New Years text messages. I drank champagne in bed with my sister while we watched a movie. I felt happy before the clock turned, and I felt even happier once 2009 faded away.
I don't have time to write much, but I will reflect more on 2009 soon, and I will tell you my new goals for 2010. I had a meh sort of year last year. It started off really rocky and it had its ups and downs. But I thankful for it all. I've learned a lot, grown a lot. And magically, ending it with the last few days spent at home and in Long Beach, I just feel really really happy and fulfilled. I feel special and lucky. I feel really excited for what is to come.
Its been a whirlwind time of a Christmas break. Unexpectedly lovely. And I hope I can carry the good from the end into the New Year, and keep it going for quite a bit longer.
Thank you God for the sweetest unexpected things. Thank you for the love of family. Thank you for the rekindling of old friendships and the sudden sparks of new friends and more. I am always thankful for each new change, be it hard, or be it joy filled. Thank you for the hard start to last year because it made the joyful start of this year so much better, so much more valuable.
More to come later... Be thankful for each new year, each new step, new changes. Good will come.