It doesn't feel like it's been much of a year, but actually I:
* started going to church regularly again [CWM since Jan. 28 and CHPC since Feb. 4]
* started going to the gym [beginning March 26 -- and every workday morning since Sept. 4]
* went to my two-year college reunion [May 17-20]
* went back to NYC (for 2 birthday parties in one night) [July 7]
* went to RMN Convo [August 2-5]
* went to Europe for 17 days (5 countries) [August 9-25]
I've also had to re-evaluate my self-perception. (And I've been reminded that, when tested, I mostly fail at living in to my sexual ethics.) People at CAUMC young adult group keep Affirming me for having positive energy and stuff, and Katie keeps thinking I'm hilarious. I'm used to being one of the Good Quiet Well-Behaved ones, with a more recent claim of being one of the Bitchy ones.
It occurs to me that all the church people I know now I mostly didn't know last year -- I went to CHPC once during Advent and had been going to CAUMC small group since August, but definitely hadn't been to CWM.
And Katie at work only started last November, so I mostly only know her from this year. Plus, of course, I didn't know Ian until this year. (Being one of the <200 applications I processed didn't count as "knowing.")
I got a Family Christmas letter from my mom this year. I'm officially an independent grownup. I feel like maybe I should do my own letter next year.Edit:
Reading LJ on New Year's Day, I saw a lot of people commenting that they'll be glad to see 2007 go, which makes me sad in part because I saw a lot of that at the end of 2006 as well. I may feel less like "This was an awesome year" than I did at the end of 2006, but I still had a really good year. (My mom said she thought of 2006 as the year I was launched, and arguably 2007 was the year I got settled.) /edit
from "Sistersong" by Rachael Sage:
So they said it was the year of the woman
I believe it was the year of sex
Maybe this'll be the year of the human
Maybe that would be a bit complex for
All these endless aberrations
From meaningful expectations and
I will stay with you tonight in
Case this corset gets too tight and
I will keep you company 'cause
That's what a sister should be
At CHPC Coffee Hour, someone was asking someone else about New Year's Resolutions, and I was sorta thrown 'cause it's not really something I do. However, I really would like to be more engaged this coming year, on a number of levels. Yes, throughout this year I felt like I didn't have enough time to get everything done that I wanted, but I'm also very conscious of the fact that I often frittered away my time.
I would like to actually have dinner parties, or at least see my friends in meatspace more often. I would like to stay on top of theatre/film/arts happenings. I would like to stay in touch with people better more generally (commenting on LJ more, phoning/e-mailing/IM-ing people who don't LJ). Writing more fic isn't high on my Resolutions list, but actually getting writeups finished (church, books, whatever) is. With it being a presidential election year, I probably really should start keeping up with news stuff regularly. I'd like to be more proactive at work.
Total Fic Posted in 2007
[Secret Slasha 2006, which I couldn't claim until after the reveal] [BtVS] "Of all the cafes, in all the towns...." (Giles/Oz) 982 wordsFebruary
[Heroes] "Well, I'm a motherless child." (Eden/Claire, 362 words)
[House] "desperate" (Cuddy/Cameron, 310 words)August
[BtVS/Angel] "021 Relationships of libraries, archives, information centers" (Dawn/Fred, 1981 words)September
[BSC] "All Colors Are Just Shades of My Love" (Claudia/Janine, 538 words)
[BSC] "More for Me" (Charlotte/Stacey, 617 words)November
[RPF] "Cheaters Never Prosper (But They Do Get Laid)" (Allison Janney/Ellen DeGeneres, 979 words)December
[BtVS] "After All" (Buffy/Dawn, 886 words) SeSa reveals went up already, hence my claiming this.
Huh, I wrote all f/f this year.