For years I looked forward to a new year, always hoping for an end to some old problems and the beginning of new happiness. Alas, no matter how promising, for too long the bad stayed bad,(or even had moments of being worse), and the new was never as outstanding as I had dreamed.
But this past year sprang forth with many blossoms, and some even bore fruit.
(Man, that is one bad metaphor!
Now I’m stuck. I meant for it to lead into being here, at this blog. If I say “One of the blossoms that bore fruit is this blog “, then I’m calling everyone here fruits; that is not good, nor accurate; although some of us are probably nuts.)
After finding an interview with a favorite writer on another blog, I ‘fell in’ with the lovely young writer,Bethany Averie, who did the interview. She, in turn, introduced me to the Hound, Jeff, who introduced me to this blog and the Foxes some time back. This past Summer,when Lynn-the-Fox ‘hit the big-time’ by getting book contracts and a slot fell open, Jillian asked me to step in… and I have loved every minute of it here.
Micki gave me a writing prompt which became a story ready to go out in submission. I’ve made a lot of new friends, including our new Fox,Iris. I have an article that is promised to be in a national magazine.
(Yes, still, for those who know of it; the editor is taking her time getting the glossy out).I wrote a play, which has been submitted to several theater groups. I also started my own food and entertaining blog: Tonette Joyce, Food, Friends, Family, here on WordPress:
It has had a slow start, but I am working on it. FFF is the answer to one of my dilemmas; how do I encourage people in confidence to be able to cook and entertain, when only celebrities are getting such books published? The answer: Blog, and between here and FFF,I have met an incredible amount of people, writers, foodies, photographers and …and …and there is no end to the diversity of people world-wide, ready to have fun, to be informative and to be encouraging. Reading, following, devouring other people’s blogs is fascinating.I now have acquaintances around the globe.(Even 4F,1H is now international,with Iris in Australia).
Although I have had a few setbacks physically, this past year several other stresses lightened in the home-front. A few that really had me on tethers continually for some time have moderated; it’s nearly a miracle. I am still waiting for THE miracle I need for true peace, but it has been a load off, I can tell you.
So, it’s up to 2013! May it flower forth for you and bear (…oh nuts! You know what I mean!)
Have a great and productive year!
(Any fruit from this year or last you’d like to share?)