So I’ve decided to participate in a blog-based challenge from writing.com.
The first prompt is:“We are now in the mid year of 2011. Look back at the start of this year and share your glory days.”
When I first saw this prompt my immediate reaction was `Oh no!’. 2010 was not a good year for me and the beginning of 2011 was extremely stressful. In 2010, I had a full-time job (that I needed to leave), a lot of health problems and more than stress than I thought was possible. When 2011 came, I was (by choice) unemployed, still ill and in no-mans land in terms of security.
But an odd thing occurred in early 2011. In the absence of all the things I’d had before, I moved into a new direction.
Seven months on and I’m doing more writing than ever (without the stress of a job) and I’m enrolled to start University in September and I’m in touch with old friends again.
One of the theories about the month January, is that it was named for the Roman God Janus (or Ianus). He was the god of doorways, transitions and new beginnings, one head facing to the past and one head facing to the future. I still remember every time January comes that each year can take a new direction. 2011 certainly did for me.
So my highlight of 2011 so far? My glory days?
1. Reconnecting with my love for writing.
2. Deciding to go back to education.
3. Working on this blog.
4. Connecting with other writers and old friends.
5. A bad situation turning into a (hopefully) better one.
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