It seems hard to believe, but it’s now been nearly a week since I’ve posted here. I can’t remember the last time I let this site go fallow for so long. I’m back in Philly now, after nearly two weeks hanging out with the family in Portland. It was a lovely trip, although by the time I left, I was ready to get back to my life in Philly.
However, during the flight back to Philly, I started to realize that I was heading back to a life that looked fairly different from the one I had left only a few weeks before. I was done with school, my roommate was moving out (leaving me with an apartment that would be all mine for the first time since 2002) and I had a relationship to return to. It was sort of jarring but also exciting at the same time.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want out of this next year. I feel like I’m poised at the start of some really great opportunities and I want to make sure that I choose to do things that will make me most happy instead of leaping at things out of fear and uncertainty (which has often been my way of operating in the past).
So I’m declaring 2008 the year of happiness. It is the year in which I really start to support myself as a writer and multimedia content producer (especially in the area of food). It’s the year when I make time to exercise (I managed to do that in 2005 fairly well) and when I start working my way through the vast number of unread books in my apartment. I’m not making these commitments to myself as resolutions, but instead promises to myself to create my life in my highest and most ambitious interests.
May your next year be as wonderful as I believe mine will be.