2016. My first thought out of all the things to say about it has, for months, been about how shitty it’s been. Yet personally, I’ve had a lot of things to be grateful for.
I released my first book, making me officially an author. And I had a short story accepted in an anthology, making me an accepted author.
I began taking editing courses and so far I’m doing exceptionally well.
I managed to tick off four of the nine things on my 2016 bucket list. Admittedly, one of them was teach the dog sign language, but that’s something, right?
I made a couple of new friends online.
I kept all the friends I have.
And most of all, I lived. And so did everyone in my immediate family. (Pray I’m not jinxing anything – there are still 8 hours to go.)
I’m also very grateful for this blog and this community. I’ve lived years without the feeling of connection and they were lonely years indeed. Since I came here to WordPress I’ve felt nothing but accepted, appreciated, and part of a larger entity than ever before. Thank you, my friends.
Thank you to everyone who has commented, liked, and read my posts this year, and thanks to all who have participated in my prompts. I can’t imagine life without you.
Cheers to 2017!
The Stream of Consciousness Saturday rules and all the other posts can be found here: https://lindaghill.com/2016/12/30/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-3116/