Tara Lynne Groth, who blogs from the last place I lived and who was inspired by another blogger, who was inspired by a blogger before that, I'm taking the last day of the year to reflect on 2014. Skimming over the bad news of the year, here are ten things I can consider 2014's gifts.
1. My husband and I moved to the Northeast after five long years away.
2. I got a job working with my two favorite languages, English and Spanish.
3. This job meant that my husband and I could stay in the Northeast.
4. Early snow.
5. No traffic accidents.
6. I finished my second novel, Awash in Talent, and the people who've read it say it's my best writing yet.
7. I got to meet Thelma and Louise.
8. I got to see Harapan.
9. Saxophone Santa.
10. My husband reads to me and sings me Happy Birthday for weeks surrounding the actual day. This amounts to more good fortune than can be counted, period.