I will confess, New Year's Eve has long been my favorite holiday. Many people find this odd, preferring Christmas, or Thanksgiving. New Year's is just a party, fun but not special. Or perhaps people become disillusioned with New Year's, having year after year made grand resolutions that ended up out of their reach. To me, though, New Year's is a wonderful opportunity to look back at the past, thankful for your experiences, and look forward to the future, contemplating with hope your goals. I love the energy of New Year's Eve, the twinkle in people's eyes.
2009 wasn't the easiest year for DH and me, but it was incredibly rewarding. It was our first full year in Indianapolis, a place where we are forced to admit we still don't feel at home. DH spent much of the year looking for employment, which took a toll on us both, but is now very happy in his new job. We watched the economy with baited breath, wondering if things were going to keep getting harder before they got easier. We got married! And spent 5 fabulous days with our wonderful family and friends. I am still a little awestruck when I think of all the support, love, and excitement with which we were showered by so many people. Coming 'round the bend into 2010 things are looking good. Our partnership is strong and we are hopeful about our goals as a couple, both small and large. We are satisfied.
Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping you've had a chance to pause and enjoy the holiday in whatever way you choose.