It feels like only yesterday that we celebrated the new year. Right?
Well, 2013 has been exciting, challenging, daunting and everything else, but we’ve made it through and on today’s topic list is “Reflect on the year that has been”.
I try to focus on the good stuff, because let’s face it, the bad is bad enough it’s not worth repeating!
We started the year in the wonderful city of Swan Hill with fireworks and the lot. Though initially a bit scared, the girls loved it and I thought it was a good sign to come. January was also my start as a “Fox” on this website, and I’m really grateful for my fellow “bloggers” to have had the faith in me to plot along every Monday and come up with an interesting post. It’s been a great ride so far!
Then came the EXCITING stuff in March as my family and I went onto a journey to “discover” the east coast of the USA. We did the Disney thing and then hopped into a motorhome and drove through five states within four weeks. And what a blast we had! The little bit we saw was beautiful and the people just so friendly and helpful. We thought about turning back time, but actually hubby is already planning the next trip for 2015. So watch out America for the next Blobel invasion 😉
We also had to deal with hubby’s unemployment at the start of the year. Daunting indeed, but after twenty-something years working, he enjoyed a month off work to enjoy the summer holidays with the girls. And what do they say? Good things come to those who wait (or something along that line) In May he started a job at the local outdoor museum Sovereign Hill and was made permanent last week. Life’s good!
“New Beginnings”, my first book in the Beginnings series was released in August. Woohoo! I love writing about the Levesque girls and look forward to the release of “More Beginnings” in late January!
I also joined the RWAus this year and haven’t looked back! It’s such a beautiful community and wonderful authors. I’ve made many new friends and received a lot of help and support. Could I ask for more?
This is more or less what happened in Blobel-Land in 2013. I’m sure there was more … don’t get me started on my two daughters …. but at the moment, this is all I’m sharing!
I certainly hope the past year has been a terrific year for you all as well. Let’s try and focus on the good things and forget the bad!
Oh yes, one bad thing I’d like to add …. RIP Gentlemen: Paul Walker & Lewis Collins.
And of course:
Nelson Mandela — ‘Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.’
Happy 2nd Advent, everyone!