I've lived here (nearly) three years already, and yet this was the year where I finally began to feel belonging. It can be a difficult thing to find, you know. What with the canning sessions and the garden, dinner parties and my part-time cafe job, I've deepened connections and made lots of new ones. Good things.
Other changes: I began the year with no job, and now I have two. The impact a job can have on your life-- not the job itself, but just the ability to stand up straight and say, I have a job!-- it's a terrific feeling. Moving forward. Making progress. Socking away some savings.
This new year should be a good one. Last year, we went to the Adirondacks. This year, we're looking at a two-week hellbender of a spring trip to Nashville--I'm already scheming up travel playlists--and maybe (just maybe) the promise of an out-of-country trip later in the year. Before spring arrives, though: a new bedroom floor, some fresh paint, and a massive slipcovering project. It promises to be a pretty busy not-so-busy time of year.
What plans and projects await you in 2010?