Sayonara 2012, Bon Jour 2013

2012 left much to be desired in my personal life.  Plenty of conflict, but I’d rather save that for my manuscripts than to be subject to some of the garbage I’ve had to deal with this year.  But with every cloud, there are silver linings and I realized I have plenty of friends to pull me through the muck.  Several of those friends even helped me usher in 2013.

While I don’t expect to do as much traveling as I did in 2012, I have a few itineraries on my calendar for the new year.  Maybe nothing super exotic, but far enough away and enough new places to make me smile whenever I think of these future trips.  The other reason for fewer trips is to save up for the major change to one of my bucket list items.  (The story behind it is too long to explain and I’d come across as an idiot anyhow, plus I’m looking for the positive stuff for my new year post.)  Saving money this year is one of my family’s pesky resolutions.  Or rather my resolution that I’m inflicting on the whole family.  They’ll thank me for it later when we take a fabulous trip to New Zealand or maybe to Germany for Oktoberfest.

Of course I have the usual set of New Year’s resolutions about exercising more, losing weight, blah, blah, blah.  I’m a traditionalist.  I make them.  I break them.  And sometimes I make them again.  And every once in a while, I stick with one.  (I donated blood 5 times last year.  My resolution last year was to do it at least once.  I think I’ll make that one again.)  Overall, I have a lot to look forward to in 2013, but the one thing I’m bringing with me from 2012 are my friends.  They have my back and sometimes they bring wine AND chocolate.  Happy New Year, friends!

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Young Adult fiction writer
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8 Responses to Sayonara 2012, Bon Jour 2013

  1. jeff7salter says:

    “They have my back … and they bring wine” — great title for a new novel.
    I like your relaxed attitude about the ‘traditional’ resolutions … and the typical outcomes. que sera sera. Right?


    • I love that line, too…could be a greeting card!


      • Micki Gibson says:

        Hmmm, probably not a great title for a YA, but if I ever try my hand at Chick Lit or Women’s Fiction, I’m all over that baby! And yes, I’m a traditionalist at heart…right down to having to have pork, greens, and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day.


  2. Happy New Year,Micki!
    I usually make my resolutions throughout the year, and they don’t always stick. I’m sorry for our troubles; may they be gone with the wind.(Jeff, that’s a pretty good title, huh?)
    Glad you are here, Gal! A great 2013 to ya!


  3. happy new year, my dear. I, for one, will be glad to see more of you this year since we’re both not going to be traveling as much.


  4. Iris B says:

    Happy New Year – Let’s hope 2013 will be a better one for you! It must’ve been the stars. I read my horoscope once a year. 2012 said I was going to work harder than ever before. And I did ineed. I’m please it’s over and done with.
    As for your plans to travel. Lemme me give you heaps of ideas for Germany. There’s SOOOO much more than the Oktoberfest 😉 And NZ is just a must see …. or so they tell me 🙂 It’s absolutely stunning.
    We’ll be having a change in our routine in 2013 with DH unemployed since before xmas. But friends are helping out already and we’re grateful for it! There’s also hope that I’ll finish a few manuscripts which I’ve started and our trip to the US! Yes, you’d better watch out – we’re on our way 😉


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