Seanan McGuire (seanan_mcguire) wrote,
Seanan McGuire

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Happy New Year! Wheel in the sky keeps on turning...

Officially, for the current dominant culture of the country where I live, the new year begins on January 1st. I don't really remember when I started celebrating the new year on November 1st, as dictated by the Wiccan calendar; it's just the time that feels right to me. Harvest is ending. We're sliding into the long winter, time for contemplation, renewal, and preparing to face the spring. I like the idea that we can start the year with a nice, long, blanket-swaddled nap. So happy new year, from my calendar to yours.

This past year has been absolutely insane. High points have included doing the San Diego International Comic Convention with my two best girls, publishing not one, but three books, under two different names, trips to Georgia, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, and other places too numerous to name, winning two Pegasus awards, and finishing two more books. It's a good thing I don't like holding still when I don't have to, I guess. Low points have included exhaustion, travel woes, illness, and throwing my back out. On the balance, I'm calling it a win.

Whether today is the beginning of your year, the beginning of your holiday season, or just another Tuesday, I wish all the best to you and yours. May your days be sweet, your fires be warm, and your skies be filled with stars.

Happy New Year.
Tags: contemplation, having a life
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