365 Days in Aspen

2016 Year in Review

2016-2017my-new-years-revolution-home-imageWow. What a year. 

One of the things I love about New Year's Eve is the opportunity to reflect on the year; to consider the things that have changed and what you've learned. 

From a macro level, the lessons are harsh and terrifying. Who knew there was such hatred and bigotry in the world? Who could believe there would be such a divide between humanity? 

But as this is my blog and platform, I'll refrain from tackling the big issues (and probably put them into a new book or blog), and just look at the micro/personal level. 

I started out 2016 certain I wouldn't live through the year. I also had a to-do list that felt endless. Mostly to do with settling my mother's estate after her death in October, 2015. As that monumental task was in the process of being completed, I made the decision to move to Aspen, producing another tsunami of things to do. And then I arrived, started my new life (and this blog). Using this image as a guide, here are my responses:

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I am proud of:  taking the leap and moving someplace I didn't know a soul. 

My best memory: waking up and opening my eyes to see Ajax (every morning).

My best idea: the screenplay I finished and the new book I'm finalizing.

I like to spend my time: creating; inventing; writing; communing with nature.

My friends are: the best.

My favorite food: tough call; instant response is sushi. 

My favorite color: green and the sparkling white of new, untouched snow.

My favorite animal: any and all, as long as they're healthy and happy.

My favorite song: oh, tough one! My initial response is "Sing" by Pentatonix, though there are dozens.

My favorite book: another tough call. I'll go with Another Day by David Levithan. 

Next year I want to learn: how to get my screenplay bought, produced and released.

Next year I want to go see: more friends visit me here in Aspen. 

Next year I want to be better at: finding the energy/inspiration to write/create at other times of the day other than mornings.

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

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