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Dec 31

So here it is, Tuesday the 30th and 2008 is coming to a close. It’s funny, I usually don’t reflect on the past year, but instead look forward to what is to come. Usually. This year, things were a little different.

In June, I came about as close to death as I’ve ever come and came out the other side. It may sound cliched but it made me appreciate some of the smaller things in life. I’ll never forget when I got out of the hospital from what was my first ever over night stay: a clear blue sky; a warm, yellow sun on my back. It’s something I’ve seen or felt my whole life, but here it was, strangely pertinent, a part of my life that had always been there-as much a part of who I am as my family, friends, the town I’m from; a part of my identity even though they were ostensibly not a part of me-not physically, at any rate.

Once I was out of the hospital, things started to change. But I don’t think I was consciously aware of just how much was going on, until now.

I finalized my first novel and started submitting it to agents. I’ve also started and nearly finished my second book and started my blog and got my own DNS.

I also managed to re-connect with many, many old friends in a turn of events I never foresaw.

I suppose that, despite all the health related challenges I’ve had in 2008, they provided me with transformation as much or even more than any other event in my life. As 20009 comes, I find myself more excited than ever about the future and its possibilities. I turn 40 this year, and I feel a lot better about myself and my life than I did when I turned 30. I think it’s been a good time.

Yikes! That sounds more like a journal than a blog-like a web-feed video cam into my brain and thoughts put out here for all to see. Well, fair enough. I don’t mind sharing. I am glad to be alive-life is good.

Happy New Year.

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