Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Got Your Back

My friend, June made this t-shirt for me.
Happy New Year! I’m back! We finally arrived in Germany yesterday, but pretty much slept until noon today since our travels lasted 24 hours. During the holidays, I enjoyed my time with family and friends, and now I’m prepared to take on my list of good intentions and challenges this year.

First, I hope to shed weight like part of Germany had shed the snow. Over the past decade, weight seems to top my list, especially since I quit smoking. Hopefully this year it won’t just be an early year want and fade into an end of the year blues. Another challenge is to sell my condo. The real estate market is horrid, and unless I plan on waiting it out for a few years, I’ll be extremely lucky to break even. BUT—I decided to sell and move on. If you’re looking for a condo, or know someone else is looking, just shoot me an email and maybe we can work something out. *smiles and crosses fingers*

Two more huge challenges are for my Love to find a teaching job, or another type of job somewhere in the United States, and for me to get at least ONE of my writings published. We both already started pursuing these challenges, so with a bit of luck something might come out of it. *smiles and crosses toes*

What about you? Are there any big challenges you face this year?

*raises glass* I wish you all a great year. May you keep company with happiness and good health. Remember—when times get tough, there’s always someone out there who’s got your back.


  1. I love that t-shirt! *giggles* Very creative!

    Welcome back to the blogging world. I've missed you. My big challenges for the new year are, ahem, to stick with a consistent blogging schedule, and to edit my NaNo novel.

    Blessings to you in 2011 and beyond, Bea. And here's to hoping that all your hard work in writing will pay off! *raises glass and clinks*

    Barb :)

  2. Thanks. I wish you the best with your, ahem, challenges. *taps foot waiting for next blog post*

    Blessings to you too and your family, Barb. Cheers to both our writing endeavors.

  3. Awww.... you're sweet. My challenges seem to be the same. It's always weight & always getting something else published. We can raise that glass together for sure!

  4. *Cheers, AB* I know we will both work hard to get our name on the map...I mean on a book...well you already achieved that. :D