Disappearing year

Posted by Sherry Roit on Monday, December 19, 2011


2011 is winding down. Assess it objectively, if you can. I'm always hearing people say it was the worst year ever-- every single year! C'mon, really? There must be someone who had a good year. A decent year? Even a middle-of-the-road year?

No? Wow, it sucks to be you! Terrible attitude, there.

Like anything, mine had its highs and its lows; but I think the ups far outweighed the downs. I had some amazing times on the coast. I saw my lighthouses. I stayed in a wonderful hotel on a beautiful beach with a view of one said lighthouse, and "held court" (it just happened before I knew it was happening) as a "real live author" one morning there at breakfast. I felt...fully legit. I'm sure some of you will understand. It was like some informal lecture, a q&a of a larger scope, and best of all I didn't feel that I sounded stupid. Most of my fans are in Europe, so to have this face to face was different, and kinda fun. I guess I almost felt famous, for a few minutes. 

I met a dear online friend. Our time was too short, but I know we'll do it again.

I had some revelations at the old job, finally snapped that straw, and left. Some of that time was a low, but the decision and move itself, are a high. It's tight right now, I'm not getting rich, but what's most important is that I AM HAPPIER. My mental health is worth it. I could actually, one day, get ahead, on my OWN TERMS. I was at a dead end. No longer.

I certainly look forward to getting ahead on the money situation and planning more fun trips in 2012. I look forward to getting my word mojo on (again, it's been back and forth) and seeing where my stories go. If they don't...well, I think I'll be okay.

I also found out just how much some people really, honestly support and care for me. Priceless.

What else can I pour out here in this free-stream of blogging? Well...I think I wouldn't mind finding a guy pal. But I won't settle, either. But I think I might be ready for more than just friends w/ benes. Maybe. It might be nice to have someone on a road trip or two. Though I still plan on lone rides as well.

I've got all of 2012 for that.

To end this ramble, I will say, as I believe I said last year, that I do not make resolutions. I only affirm things I should do ALL year. Resolutions are promises people make to themselves because they think they're supposed to, and that's what everyone does, and this time it'll be different. 

Except it's not. It's another dead end.

You break them, and a little more of your spirit goes out the window.

Just be more of the person you want to be, my Immortals. No resolutions you know you'll break. Just reaffirm your commitment to being the person you want to be, all day, every day, every year. And don't beat yourself up when you slip. You're human.

The rest will follow.

Happy Holidays !


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Disappearing year

Posted by Sherry Roit on Monday, December 19, 2011


2011 is winding down. Assess it objectively, if you can. I'm always hearing people say it was the worst year ever-- every single year! C'mon, really? There must be someone who had a good year. A decent year? Even a middle-of-the-road year?

No? Wow, it sucks to be you! Terrible attitude, there.

Like anything, mine had its highs and its lows; but I think the ups far outweighed the downs. I had some amazing times on the coast. I saw my lighthouses. I stayed in a wonderful hotel on a beautiful beach with a view of one said lighthouse, and "held court" (it just happened before I knew it was happening) as a "real live author" one morning there at breakfast. I felt...fully legit. I'm sure some of you will understand. It was like some informal lecture, a q&a of a larger scope, and best of all I didn't feel that I sounded stupid. Most of my fans are in Europe, so to have this face to face was different, and kinda fun. I guess I almost felt famous, for a few minutes. 

I met a dear online friend. Our time was too short, but I know we'll do it again.

I had some revelations at the old job, finally snapped that straw, and left. Some of that time was a low, but the decision and move itself, are a high. It's tight right now, I'm not getting rich, but what's most important is that I AM HAPPIER. My mental health is worth it. I could actually, one day, get ahead, on my OWN TERMS. I was at a dead end. No longer.

I certainly look forward to getting ahead on the money situation and planning more fun trips in 2012. I look forward to getting my word mojo on (again, it's been back and forth) and seeing where my stories go. If they don't...well, I think I'll be okay.

I also found out just how much some people really, honestly support and care for me. Priceless.

What else can I pour out here in this free-stream of blogging? Well...I think I wouldn't mind finding a guy pal. But I won't settle, either. But I think I might be ready for more than just friends w/ benes. Maybe. It might be nice to have someone on a road trip or two. Though I still plan on lone rides as well.

I've got all of 2012 for that.

To end this ramble, I will say, as I believe I said last year, that I do not make resolutions. I only affirm things I should do ALL year. Resolutions are promises people make to themselves because they think they're supposed to, and that's what everyone does, and this time it'll be different. 

Except it's not. It's another dead end.

You break them, and a little more of your spirit goes out the window.

Just be more of the person you want to be, my Immortals. No resolutions you know you'll break. Just reaffirm your commitment to being the person you want to be, all day, every day, every year. And don't beat yourself up when you slip. You're human.

The rest will follow.

Happy Holidays !


Tags: holidays 
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