It seems like I always jump at the excuse to look back over the previous twelve months, and with my birthday tomorrow, I thought this would be a good opportunity to recap my last year. There have been a lot of big moments, that’s for sure! In hopes of not boring you, I’ll just share the highs of each month since my last celebration.
March: Looked forward to the coming spring and tried to survive another Mercury Retrograde.
May: Cruised to the Bahamas with Mom to celebrate her birthday (back in January) and the fact that she earned her BA in February.
June: Spent some time at the Carolina coast, reveling in salt water, sun, and sand.
August: Spent two weeks traveling around the Pacific Northwest, including a stop in Seattle to see my husband’s aunt and the amazing King Tut exhibit.
September: Attended my second SCBWI Carolina’s conference and released The Burning of Isobel Key.
October: Started writing a sequel to Isobel, and put the finishing touches on The Busy Girl’s Book of Simple Spells.
Spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family. Way. Too. Much. Food!
December: Traveled to OR and spent a few quiet nights by the fire with my husband and his family. Also traveled to Savannah and discovered a few southern ghosts.
February: Got really invested as a teacher at The Arts Center. I’ve learned so much from teaching writing (that’s a whole other blog post on its own!)
Whew! I’m tired just thinking about all that! I’m incredibly grateful for this past year, and I can’t wait to see what comes next! What will this next year hold, I wonder? Hmm…song cue!