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Saturday, December 30, 2006


Welcome 2007

Happy New Year!

Hard to believe that in a couple of days we will all need to get used to using 2007. Personally, I feel like the line that Roxie Hart uses in the show "Chicago" in her "Hi Mom!" number. She's explaining why the murder thing is so wonderful because now she's going to be a star. She figured her time had passed "you see I never intended to be this old".

Now I did intend to be this age, but what I didn't realize is that it would arrive so quickly. I also didn't have any ideas as to what I'd be like. Imagining is so entirely different than reality.

I can remember at my college graduation thinking "all right, news media watch out". But I didn't have a clue that I'd be sexually harassed at the first station, underpaid at the second or fall in love at first sight at the same time as my third offer came waltzing by. Nor did I imagine I would take a 25 year hiatus before doing any serious writing again.

That leads to this end of the year column-I'd love it if anyone reading would share their highlights for 2006 with me! All of you have shared some fairly intimate details of my life and I think it's high time that turnabout is fair play.
Did anyone start a hobby, new career, have a life altering/changing experience?
Have any of you made a resolution-besides the two top ones of losing weight and starting an exercise program?

I'll tell you mine: Become a grandma and a mother of a college graduate. I'm also going to build my strength back up and be able to power walk again by our 26th anniversary trip to Hawaii. I'm also vowing to write more and get paid more for doing so.

Now, it's your turn...

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