daily miscellany, family, friends, Jacob, poetry

2007: Year in Review

Despite the way it felt, this year was actually a pretty good year for me. Check this out:

  • I finalized a divorce, during which time my ex and I managed not to kill each other.
  • I maintained an apartment for more than a year without undergoing financial ruin.
  • I was accepted to Rutgers so I can get my shit together, finally.
  • I came out, to a mostly supportive audience.
  • I didn’t lose any friends this year, I made a few new ones, and I reconnected with two I hadn’t spoken to in years.
  • I learned how to navigate New York City alone without hyperventilating.
  • I was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, from US1 Worksheets and from Shit Creek Review.
  • I had eight poems accepted for publication by various journals in 2007, more than any other year to date.
  • My chapbook was accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press.
  • I was nominated for a Best of the Net award by Thick With Conviction.
  • There was that whole Skin Radio thing, where my poems ended up on the radio and I got to participate in their live Slam and Jam night.

And, best of all, Jacob told me he thinks I’m the prettiest, best mom in the universe.

Not too shabby.

12 thoughts on “2007: Year in Review”

  1. You are the WO-MAN! Hey you forgot about the part where you get to keep y our friend’s massive CD collection and steal all her COOL MUSIC!

  2. You are the WO-MAN! Hey you forgot about the part where you get to keep y our friend’s massive CD collection and steal all her COOL MUSIC!

  3. Hah, I didn’t forget. I have been enjoying it muchly, and taking very good care of it. I’m nearly done copying pretty much everything I ever wanted in life from those two gigantic books.

  4. Hah, I didn’t forget. I have been enjoying it muchly, and taking very good care of it. I’m nearly done copying pretty much everything I ever wanted in life from those two gigantic books.

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