Bye Bye 2009

Welcome to 2010

What can I say about 2009? It wasn't the best year. I lost some weight, that's good. I also, like many, lost some money; not so good. I was happy to reconnect with long lost friends, thanks to Facebook. Also thanks to Facebook, I made many new cyber friends, and they (you know who you are) have been a pleasure to communicate with, about things both silly and serious.  In 2009, the depression which has gripped me for so long did finally loosen its hold. What a relief. What a pleasure it's been to rediscover things like reading, sewing, and spending time with friends ... in fact, to reacquaint myself with the simple pleasure of getting out of bed in the morning. It was a year when I may have spent too much time on the computer - but what a wonderful time it was, exploring just a fraction of what the interweb, as Craig Ferguson calls it, has to offer. Between Facebook, Flickr, Etsy, and blogs, I have become cyber-acquainted with such an impressive group of artists, musicians, thinkers and doers; it's deeply inspiring and I appreciate that very much. I discovered a real interest in making jewelry this year. Now I face a delicious daily dilemma: shall I spend the day with metals and jewels or with threads and textiles? And will I someday figure out a way to unite the two interests? I imagine I'll find out the answer to that next year.

Maybe 2009 hasn't been so bad after all. But I think the best thing I can say about it is that it is leading up to 2010. Now there's a year I am looking forward to. Knock wood. :-)