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KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2014-01-01 01:50 pm
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So, 2014

I spent last night just the way I like it, with a small group of friends, talking and laughing and eating, pretty much the perfect way to ring in the New Year for me. I hope you all had a similarly fun and/or peaceful New Year's Eve, as you prefer.

2013 was a weird year for me in many respects. In large part, it feels defined by the things that didn't happen -- I didn't find a job, I didn't travel really (just a few local trips), or get any substantial projects done. I look back and wonder where it all went. I don't do New Year's resolutions really, but I do plan to take better charge of my time in 2014. Give myself a schedule, and go ahead and give myself permission to make long-term plans (for travel, for writing, for personal and home improvement projects, for figuring out my random nagging health issues*) regardless of what happens with the job situation. Once I find a permanent job, then I'll adjust. No more waiting around for things that are out of my control.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and secure 2014. Even if I haven't been around these parts as much lately, I still consider all of you here in journal-land to be my online community, and I'm so, so glad to have you. :)

*No, you aren't missing anything; for the most part, I haven't written about those here. I've been to doctors and don't think it's anything serious. Mostly little nagging things, that I hope taking better care of myself will improve. If it doesn't, then back to the doctor I go.
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[personal profile] pete_thomas 2014-01-02 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad to hear you got to open up the new year with good company. :) Mine was pretty much the same.

Whatever the health issues are, I hope you get them resolved, and that your 2014 is even more memorable than 2013. I think all of our moments will always define us, as even on days where we spend it doing absolutely nothing, the pages for each chapter are still being written and filled with something.

I'm glad to have you along as well. It's been a pleasure.