With New Years Eve swiftly descending upon us, it’s easy to look back at what has transpired in 2016.
2016 has been quite a year for me. While it was far from easy, I can look back with a clear set of eyes and see how I’ve grown over the past 12 months. While some of that growth came out of mistakes and were painful in the moment, I know now that I have come out stronger and braver because of those painful mistakes.
On the writing front, I have hit a new record of readers and hits on this blog. I have also started on a new novel, which I hope to one day finish and publish. I read somewhere that easy reading is hard writing. I don’t doubt it. I can only continue to work hard and hope that my writing will get somewhere someday.
I turned 35 a few weeks ago, I hope that the second half of my thirties will be better than the first.
We lost so many brilliant and respected artists this year. If we only had a time machine to go back to last year at this time and warn us of those who would no longer be with us. But we can’t go back, we can only go forward and remember not just those who are no longer with us, but remember that we are still alive. Where there is life, there is hope and opportunity.
Wherever you are, have a Happy New Year and know that 2017 is full of possibilities.