Life in progress

#SoCS – First to last


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.ย  (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!


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

20 thoughts on “#SoCS – First to last

  1. I think everyone will agree, that we can’t imagine life without you either. xxxxx


  2. Aw, that’s so nice ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year to you ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I’m thankful for having discovered you through your blog…thanks to Jason’s blog (wink). Enjoy your writing here and loved your book!! I admire all that you do with your children and your writing…Happy New Year, kiddo xx


  4. Cheers! I’m crossing my fingers for a better 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Happy New Year!!! I hope your 2017 is fabulous.


  6. I’m so happy to have connected with you on here:)


  7. It’s been great, getting to know you better. I’m looking forward to 2017 bringing me even closer to the wonderful community out here.


  8. Happy New Year, Linda! Onward and upward in 2017.


  9. Happy New Year, Linda. I hope 2017 is the best for you.


  10. Its what mates are for Linda, to offer support and encouragement where we can…..2017 will be a good one simply because of the attitude you bring to it and you never know with perseverance you may well have the dog signing before long….have a good one… ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Cheers Linda. Happy New Year x


  12. Happy new year Linda!


  13. You have a nice and interesting blog. I have enjoyed my time with you. Happy New Year!


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