Although I didn't blog much in 2006, it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed getting to know new people through it. I made friendships with other bloggers and I love that I met folk I would not otherwise have met. I feel privileged to have had little glimpses into your lives and have enjoyed witnessing your journeys. Thanks to those of you who continue to stop by and say hi - you make the whole blogging thing worthwhile.
On reflection, 2006 wasn't a highlight in the overall picture of my life. It certainly wasn't an easy year, and it felt like an up-hill struggle most of the time - two steps forward and one step back. I do know, however, that I needed to experience what I did in order to learn the lessons I needed to learn. I now feel stronger and better-equipped to head into 2007 with a sense of positivity and hope, neither of which I could muster in abundance last year.
I don't usually make resolutions, but I have a list of things for 2007 that will address the changes I need to make. My own inner struggles are minimal compared to the current global crisis: conflicts in the Middle East and the lack of resolution; the AIDS epidemic - 1400 people are infected with HIV every day in South Africa alone; poverty; and global warming. I feel I've been sitting by too long and need to contribute to making things better.
The sun and the moon will come together and become bright. This will bring about change, and the opening and dawning of the new year.
I wish all the very best for you.