Hey guys!!! Happy New Year! 2014 was a pretty spectacular year for me, though it did have it's drama moments. But those moments are not what matter really. I took those experiences, learned from them and am moving on. Before I tell you about my own New Years Tradition let's recap my top 10 moments of 2014
- LEGENDARY release
- CLAIMING EXCALIBUR release (and high rankings ;P)
- My trip to Vienna, Austria with my Daddy
- A night out dancing with my friends from Vienna
- OSU winning the Big 10 championship
- Meeting great people at RT in NoLa--> Tamora Pierce! (one of my hero authors)
- Starting 2 new series and actually making progress
- Finishing and turning in book 3 of the Legendary Saga---RELICS OF CAMELOT
- Seeing all of my family during the holidays, including all my cousins!
- Learning so much about the writing industry and experiencing the good and the bad so I can learn from it all
All in all a very nice year! New Years has never really been a big holiday for me, even as a kid. (I really only cared because it got us out of school!) After a few years of making "resolutions" and most of them failing I kind of gave up on it.
But a few years ago, during my first New Years in VA/DC I started my own tradition. I remembered a friend from Disney telling me about something she and her husband did at their wedding (A family superstition) --they wrote down their greatest wishes for their marriage and then placed the folded pieces of paper on top of a burning candle and let it burn through out the whole reception.
The point of it, she told me, was a way of releasing your wish and desire into the universe so that it would come true.
Sounded pretty cool to me. So that next New Years I decided to do my own version of that same "wish ceremony"
I have done it every year for the last six years. In my first few moments of the New Year I write down my wish and one "resolution". Though I always make it a non traditional type of resolution.
And then I light a candle and let the paper and candle burn until it goes out on its own.
And there you have it, my own non traditional New Years tradition. Like I said, 2014 was a great year, now I am hoping that 2015 will be an even better year. It's going to be a journey, one way or another, that's for sure. I hope everyone had a great and safe holiday. Of course, you can't have New Years without fireworks, and no one does it better than Disney!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2015
<3 always LH
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