Happy New Year's Eve everyone! It's the last day of 2009. Tonight, millions of people will be watching the ball drop as they count down the final seconds of this past year and cheering as 2010 is ushered in. I can remember, just 10 short years ago as we waited for 2000 to come in, everyone fearing Y2K and the collapse of the computer network. Of course there were also the doomsday talks that 2000 was the end of the world. Yet here we all still are, the computers work and the world didn't explode.
Now I find myself thinking about the past decade. It was, for me a very rough ten years. In July of 2000 my ankle was severely injured and thanks to insurance I wasn't permitted to get the reconstructive surgery I needed for a year and a half. By then there was so much damage and scar tissue that the surgery, which took me 7 months to recover from, was an utter failure. Then the grand mal seizures began and they have been a trial.
But, at the end of 2008 things began to turn for the better. I developed relations with family I didn't even know I had but have become so important to me. In August of 2009, Red Rose contracted my first ever book and it's going to be released in early 2010. Plus, they have since contracted a brand new series that I am so proud of. So, while most of the past decade has been difficult, I wouldn't change a thing. Each trial has led to the point I am at now and it's a really good place to be.
So, as we say goodbye to 2009, I wish each and every one of you the best possible new year ever. Happy New Year's Eve everyone. Enjoy the parties, the fireworks, and the ball dropping and stay safe. I'll see you all next year.