December Observations

December Highlights:

  • Spry Literary Journal published issue #1! This was such an exciting moment for myself, Linsey and the contributors who took a chance on Spry and were published in this issue.
  • Logan has been the badass elf that he is. He has folded our laundry for us, swept the floor, took a bath, played games with our superheros. He brought us our Christmas tree (and got tangled in the lights) and painted Wolverine’s nose red like Rudolph when he slept.
  • We are alive. December 21, 2012 came and went and the world didn’t end. Phew.
  • I’m doing a great job keeping up with my 365 photo project. As of today, I am on day 332. Nuts. I definitely need to update the blog with photos though.

Stinky December Moments:

  • Saying goodbye to Logan the elf is always difficult. Not just for Wolverine, but for me too. He is such a fun part of our holiday season and I can’t wait to see him again in 2013.
  • Mr. O’s grandfather passed away. We really missed him this Christmas and will for a time to come.

Other Mentionable Moments:

  • Baby Knox was born! Today is also my sister-in-law’s due date, so we shall see if the baby girl comes today, or if she is a 2013 baby!
  • It was so wonderful to make the drive down to Ender’s Island for my MFA program’s Alumni Day. Next time, I hope to plan it better so that I can spend more time (or actually see!) with some of my friends. It felt great to be in class again, especially with Sonya Huber, who I wasn’t lucky enough to study under while attending FUMFA, as this was her first semester teaching in the low-residency program. The class was great, and I’m so glad I could attend.

I’m looking forward to____ in January (and in 2013!): A new year. As exciting and full of changes that 2012 was, it was also a very difficult year. A lot of people I care about experienced some very difficult, sad things this year. For me, 2012 was tough with work, school, a new business, moving, everything happened at once. I am so thankful for the blessings and experiences from this year. It isn’t like 2012 was a bad year by any means, it was just a trying year. I have high hopes for 2013. I really do. I’m so excited about starting afresh and seeing what this new chapter in my life has in store for me. As for the little things–I’m excited to start a brand new 2013 Project Life binder. I’m excited to make new goals. I’m excited for issue #2 of Spry. I’m excited to spend more time with my loved ones.

Overall Thoughts: December was a really nice month. Between the holidays, my family birthdays, publishing Spry, work and other stuff, it was a very busy, full month. That being said, I think I did a pretty good job of being present this month. Every year I complain about being too busy and too rushed, and I think I did pretty good. December will always be a busy month in my life, and I need to learn to embrace that instead of fight against it. I had a nice month, a nice year, and now… I’m just looking forward to 2013.

Happy New Year’s Eve, y’all. I hope you have a safe, fun and memorable evening. I wish you a year filled with incredible experiences.

Want to know more about my experiences in 2012? Check out the previous months: January and February and March and April and May and June and July and August and September and October and November


  1. Gina says:

    I feel the same as you. Even though 2012 had a lot of great moments, it also had some tough ones for me and my family. I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2013. Happy New Year, Erin!

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