Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012: The year of patience

Wow.

It's been a REALLY long time since I posted. Apologies to all.

And yet, it seems fitting for this post to come after some delay. After all, this year has been a twelve month long lesson in patience. Both in my personal and professional life.

I've learned patience through the world of publishing that takes FOREVER to get anything accomplished. Especially when little inconveniences like hurricanes knock the biz on its butt.

I've learned patience in writing three complete manuscripts, only one of which was worth presenting to anyone besides my agent.

I've learned patience in finally completing a degree program I started fourteen years ago. (Yay me)

I've learned patience in reconciling with a family member I hadn't spoken to in six years.

I've learned patience in becoming a caregiver for my mother-in-law, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in July.

Through it all, I've been learning patience.

Now, for 2013, I wonder what other Fruit of the Spirit I'll be learning? I'm voting for "Travel Etiquette." It's in there. Seriously. Right?