Happy 2010! And let's hope it is. (happy)
Personally, I'm glad to see 2009 go, and the whole decade for that matter. Oh, there were good things, yes, but over all it wasn't the best 10 years of my life.
I'm liking that this new year is MMX in roman numerals. Has a nice solid look to it.
I also think its cool that there was a full moon (and a blue one at that!) on New Year's Eve - that has to mean something. I'm taking it as a good omen.
But it seems appropriate. I've been doing a lot of looking back and looking ahead and thinking about the paths one's life takes, wrong turns, right turns, accidents, lucky breaks, 'what ifs?', where to go next, etc.
Whatever path you take, however well thought out, you're liable to hit a road block or something to test your metal here and there, and its anyone's guess as to which corner it will be hiding around. There are also wonderful unexpected surprises awaiting us all, which appear in just as random and unpredictable a way. The trick is to just keep going. Have faith, learn from the hard bits, and rejoice in the gifts.
I'm not making actual resolutions, but I am making some goals for myself. Most have to do with work and being creatively productive. I usually just make a kind of casual list of things I'd like to do or accomplish, then passively wait for the "good fortune fairy" to make them happen for me. Or I just run out of gas before I get all the way there. So this year I'm going to make some things happen. And no, I'm not going to tell you what they are - a girl has to have some secrets.
We were supposed to have a big storm move in today, but instead there was just a little light rain. I'm taking that as a good omen as well. Do I sound just a wee bit superstitious with all the 'good omen-ing'? Well, maybe. But why not. I was also happy to observe that despite the early frosts we had last month (which blackened a lot of my poor plants), the hydrangeas have strong green buds which have held up, and are promising to bloom come spring. Same for some irises and other leafy friends. I'm looking at everything through this kind of 'there is life after a dark time' lense, willing things to bloom and be green (literally and figuratively speaking) for us all.
So let's hope it comes to pass.
Didn't know I was going to get to philosophical when I started writing this. Oh well. Next time I'll probably be snarky about something just to even things out.
So here's wishing good health and happiness and peace and prosperity to all!