Another year is here. The passing of 2012 is the end of a decade for me as I turned forty, leaving my stress filled thirties behind. I remember my 30th birthday and thinking that my thirties were going to be awesome. Now, I KNOW my forties will be spectacular. I’m not bothered in the least with the number clicking over, except for the fact that I’ve entered the decade where the body starts to decrease certain youthful abilities…like producing collagen.
I’m now thinking of all the great things coming up in 2013. Like movies I want to see. Most of mine are based on books: The Host, Catching Fire (Hunger Games 2), and City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments. And of course, there are book sequels coming out that I’m excited about. Oh, and my own books coming out, as well!
I’ve decided to go gluten free in 2013, although right now I don’t know how I’m going to start that. I’m doing it for health reasons, not because of a fad or anything. But it’s hard when you’ve just eaten anything you’ve wanted over the past 40 years. Any tips out there would be greatly appreciated!
And I hope that in 2013 we (mankind as a whole) can finally discover that the most precious resource is ourselves, and stop killing each other. That’s probably never going to happen but I can dream and hope, can’t I? So good-bye 2012, I won’t say I’m sorry to see you gone. I raise my glass and toast to the promise of a new beginning. Happy writing. Happy reading.