December 31, 2009
It's funny, I wasn't going to do a year-end post today. And really, the only reason I feel the need to, now is that I keep seeing all of these status updates on Twitter and Facebook today with people grousing about "what a shitty year 2009 was" and I keep thinking, "Huh? Yeah, I mean, I know it wasn't the BEST year ever, but it sure as shit was one of MY best years."
I'm in awe of the good people I'm surrounded with, and I met (and surpassed) so many goals in 2009, professionally and personally. I never felt alone, I never felt lost, I never felt so down that a look or a word or a THOUGHT from a friend couldn't fix it.
I have NO complaints. :) I am SO excited about all that 2010 will bring.
And even if 2009 was a year you can't wait to see gone, why focus on THAT? I don't get it. It's like folks whose Twitter streams and Facebook pages are shrines to all the things they want to criticize. Dude? What's the POINT? How's about we focus on what we want and not what we don't want? I'm so filled with love and hope and excitement over where we're headed, I can't even remember what was "wrong" with 2009. It's like a fight with a loved one. The next day, who can even remember what seemed so important during that fight? It's just not worth it. (And even if you can remember vividly, why do you want to dwell on that?)
It's like one of my favorite new mantras of the year, "I can feel better or I can keep thinking about THAT."
So, let's feel better. Let's be so freakin' excited about what's ahead for 2010 that we can't even remember what might have been less-than-awesome about 2009. Cool? Well, whether it's cool with y'all or not, that's how I'm gonna do it.
I'm in love with my life and ain't nevah gonna apologize for that!
Welcome, 2010! I love ya' already. :)
Posted by bonnie at December 31, 2009 3:44 PM
This. YES. I get that a lot of people are ready to kick 2009 to the curb, and I can't blame them. But I've actually felt *guilty* for planning a blog post bidding it a fond farewell. Feels like gloating or something. Which is so very very cockeyed.
This is why you're one of the positive voices I cling to when I'm up to my collarbones in cynicism. Yay, Bon!
Posted by: Valerie Meachum at December 31, 2009 4:21 PM
Thank you, Valerie. :) I do get it; this was a tough year, no doubt. But it dishonors where I am *now* if I bitch about the road I took, y'know? :) So, I stay focused on where I'm headed and how grateful I am to have so many rockstars with me on the journey. :) Yay! Happy 2010!
Posted by: bon at December 31, 2009 5:14 PM
I was thinking the same thing! Seemed like everyone was groaning and moaning!
One of my 2010 motto's Live Love. Love Life.
Posted by: Leah at January 11, 2010 12:37 AM