It's the end of 2008 and what better time to reflect on the last twelve months?
First of all, I'm grateful my family and friends are all doing well. They provide me the kind of love and support that I know many people don't have. I try never to take that for granted.
Besides that though, this year was great for me in many ways, yet sad in others
Part of the "great" category is going to sound like a shameless BlogHer plug, but BlogHer was a big part of my life this year so here goes:
*I was hired as the Television/Online Video Contributing Editor for BlogHer and how cool has that been! Under the benevolent and watchful eye of BlogHer Community Manager Denise Tanton I've been able to write posts on a wide range of TV/video topics, while reaching out to a diverse community of BlogHer readers.
*I went to BlogHer '08 and BlogHer Boston and had the pleasure of meeting some of my fabulous fellow Contributing Editors and a bunch of great women bloggers. I also met the three women who founded BlogHer, Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Paige and Jory Des Jardins and what an amazing and smart trio they are! I should send Google a little something for leading me to their site in the first place.
*I participated in the first BlogHer Community Keynote at BlogHer '08 and what a thrill that was.
*Megan's Minute, my pride and joy, grew at a steady pace and continued to be a great source of satisfaction for me. Sometimes I can't quite believe that just over a year and a half ago I didn't really know what this "blogging thing" was all about.
*I decided to apply for a masters in journalism and hope to enter school in the of Fall '09. You think I'm bleary-eyed now, just wait!
*Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. Wait, let me repeat that 'cause it sounds so cool, Barack Obama, a black man, was elected President of the United States...something I would never have predicted this time last year. It makes me think about my late grandmother, how hard she worked and how proud she would be of our new first family. I know they have major challenges ahead but that doesn't diminish my anticipation for inauguration day.
In the sad category:
*I lost my Daisy. The holidays have been tough without her but when I miss her the most, I take out pictures and remember how wonderful she was.
*I know many people have lost their jobs this year and financially many are hurting. One of the things I love about blogging is many of those people can find fellowship and a sense of community with others like them online.
Which brings me to my readers. Thanks to all of you for making 2008 an outstanding year for me. For the New Year I wish you only the best.
Be good, be safe, be happy!