“Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work
in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.” – Sharon O’Brien
Well, 2013 is officially over and 2014 is already under way.
I have to admit, 2013 certainly turned out a lot differently than how I thought it would when it started last January.
I learned some things this past year that were rather surprising and disappointing, but I was also reminded of a few important truths: people who truly care about you are genuinely glad for your success (regardless of how great or how small); they might not get what it is you’re trying to do, but they support you and encourage you anyway.
I was also reminded that challenges reveal a lot about the world we live in and a lot about ourselves.
It was much harder than I expected it would be to get my feet back under me again, but thanks to my family and to my friends, I managed to right the ship, so to speak, and to once again head in the direction of my dreams (slightly different dreams, or a different version perhaps, than I may have had to start the year).
That is love. That is a gift. That is why I am such a lucky man.