In reading some of my regular blogs the last couple of days, I am seeing a lot of introspection about changes and/or goals to achieve in 2010. I kinda feel like a slug that I don’t really have anything deep to offer. 2009 was a decent enough year for me. I was sad that a lot of people that I know had economic difficulties and other negative things to contend with. We were fortunate enough to keep our jobs and our lifestyle wasn’t really impacted so I am mostly thankful.
Tony has had to travel way more than he would like so I hope that will change for him in 2010. His New Year will be spent in Portland, working (after playing a New Year’s Eve gig with his band here), and then he heads for Vegas next week for the Consumer Electronics Show before he has fully recovered from his last-minute, pre-Christmas trip to China. I guess that would be my main wish, on a personal level, for a positive change career-wise in 2010 for him.
What do you hope for in 2010? I know we all would like world peace, an end to the recession, and everyone we know to be healthy and happy. I’ve read a lot of blogs lately where people would like more simple joys in their life. I like that idea, too. I’d also like my cats to quit clawing up all our furniture and for them to keep their paws off our new loveseat if it ever arrives.
And~I’d like to get out and take more photos so that I can blog more than 2-3 times a week. My hope is to blog 4-5 times a week again. One of the best things for me, personally, in 2009 was to start blogging. I not only enjoy having a blog but reading all of your blogs, too, and making new friends in the blogosphere. I continually come across new ones and am awed by the level of writing, creating, and photography out there.
Yes, these are all cheap, in-camera, special effects. Zooming in and out on the Christmas tree lights and the first one is one I just discovered yesterday on my cell phone camera that I took at the Steely Dan concert in October and that seemed appropriate to use to welcome in the New Year and hope it is one of positive change, promise, and happiness.