What a wonderful evening we had last night! Instead of driving to a boisterous party as we have done the last couple of years, we invited another family over and celebrated the new year with a glass of wine, a fun game, and lighting a shimmering white candle at midnight.
I will remember 2012 for my successes with being a fiction author, my life transitions, and the soul-shaking incidents of horrible violence in the world (including in my home town). Above all, I will remember this year for the joy that I've received from opening up my heart to God.
This quickening brings a completely new perspective to all areas of my life. I still believe in ridding the world of zombies, whether they be the stinky, undead kind or the living, walking dead among us who uselessly search for happiness in will-o-the-wisps that only bring fleeting satisfaction and the ego-boosting subjugation of others. I firmly believe that it's the lack of reverence, the lack of any sense of the divine that causes such strife and misery in our world. It doesn't have to be that way! We can all be warriors for what is right and good.
To strengthen my faith and work on my walk with God, finish the Eaters story which is ultimately going to culminate in an epic battle between good and evil, and (for some yet unknown reason) learn to speak Spanish. Of course their are health and fitness goals too, as I plan to hit the barbells, Zumba, and Yoga classes a little more often. I also want to spend more quality time with my family (instead of being a such a keyboard hermit).
I wish you and everyone you know and love an OUTRAGEOUSLY FANTASTIC 2013!