2012 was full of wonderful events in my life. Somehow I allowed the negative to poison me and it reflected so much in what I was writing and thinking that I had to put the brakes on the latter and do more of the former. Being the brooder that I am the poison leeched out slowly, like amber in late fall.
I am not normally a fan of New Year’s Eve. I just didn’t get it. Why not make these changes promised at other times of the year? I had some success with a Carpe Diem approach, to a degree. Certainly I didn’t need this overblown holiday to turn the corner on any problems or issues.
This year though, I accept the challenge. Can I turn the tide on negativity and show it my figurative bare heine. Yes, yes I can. So no feeding into the negative, that was your final dab of ink on my papyrus. I will put my best wobbly foot in front of the other less effective limb and bring the best I have even in the face of others worst, my overabundance of dedication to work in the face of apathy, a rictusesque smile to days where I have little to give.
Bon soir 2012, welcome to you 2013. I wish the best of life to everyone I know, especially those who thrive off misery. May they find true joy and peace.