I know, I know, the “end of the year” is only a construct.
So much has happened during 2011, not just to me and my little life in Charlottesville with my husband and friends. Many challenges, some small accomplishments, some moments of peace, some arduous ‘growth experiences.’
On a larger scale, this country is in political and social upheaval, with economic instability shifting the sands beneath us all. The outcomes are uncertain, the process messy, troubling and precarious.
Worldwide, there are few beacons of sense or security in the news.
It’s the last month of the year, and I’m going to view this as a time to prepare, in these short days and dark chilly nights, for growth.