Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Happy New Year!!!!
Happy New Year!!! After a year filled with ups and downs I am ready to start fresh. I have big hopes for what lies ahead for me and my family in the new year. Each new year I take some time to reflect on what has happened and try to move past some of the rougher moments. This past year has had a lot of change for me, and I am usually not very good with change. The biggest change for me was the birth of my beautiful daughter. I have a son who is 4 and an absolute joy, but when I heard my wife was going to have a girl I was terrified. I don't know anything about girls. I'm still shocked I landed my wife and that she has been with me for 8 amazing years of marriage, let alone the 11 years total.
The other change for me, that took a lot of courage for me, was to become a blogger. I have followed several blogs for years such as Angela's Anxious Life and Read and Reviewed. I have always wanted to be a writer, but I have been terrified of any form of social networking. You will not find me on Twitter or Facebook. I wanted to try my hand at writing and see what people actually thought. So far all I write here is reviews, but I am slowly building up my courage to write something original to post here. This was a big step for me, and I am loving it. Blogging has become a new fun hobby that has allowed me to read more and share my opinions with a very large audience.
I really need to thank all of you who read this regularly and comment . You all have given me confidence to keep going with my blog. The only other person I need to thank is my wife for her encouragement and editing skills. She usually reads my post before I post them to make sure I didn't make a total fool of myself. What would I ever do with out my wonderful wife?
I have taken quite a break from blogging because of being so busy. I am dying to get back into it and have had some posts that I am really proud of. Doctor Sleep was one that I loved writing almost as much as I did reading the book. So as I reflect on 2013 I have had a lot to be happy about and even more to look forward to in 2014. The next few posts I have set up will be some of the reflections I've had. A friend of mine posted on her blog an end of the year survey she found so I can't wait to take the survey myself. I also want to share the best and worst books I read in 2013. Thankfully there weren't any books I just couldn't stand but a few I was disappointed in. I did read several amazing books that I can't wait to revisit down the road. For now I will just revisit my thoughts and take a moment to brag about the books and authors a little more.
Since I have rambled on long enough I want to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy and success. I hope you continue to visit my blog, and please feel free to leave comments. Good or bad I like to know people read this stuff.