As 2010 winds to a close assorted media outlets are doing their year-in-review thing, same as always, and the general theme seems to be that 2010 was a pretty crappy year and we're all delighted to get it over with and move on. I can understand this perspective. 2010 was a huge year for disasters, natural and otherwise. In lieu of a robust recovery the economy continued to limp along, moaning piteously. Hope and change proved somewhat lacking.
However, in Meredithland 2010 was actually a pretty great year. I finally landed my dream job - with a raise. I adopted the world's most adorable cat. I had a long and luxurious self-indulgent summer vacation, the best I've ever had. I had good times with good friends and made 94 new ones. I'm actually getting paid to learn a language! How cool is that? I'm happy and healthy and excited for the future.
Happy new year everyone! Best wishes for 2011!