Yeah, 2012 - you really sucked. For the first time ever a year that I'm thoroughly glad to see the back of.
Two major highlights: first, getting the book published, even if it was self-published(!) and enjoying some positive reviews and some royalty cheques, although I still haven't turned a profit... I'm now going to start talking about 'my first book' and 'my second book'! Second, my eldest starting at boarding school, which seems to be working out really well.
Lowlights: several, most of which I'm not going to talk about on the blog, although my job-search has been fairly public, and unsuccessful, and I've now effectively given up on that. I haven't got a clue what the good Lord wants me to do, but - and this won't come as much of a surprise to those reading some of my stuff closely - it might not be within the institution.
So a moment when I'm concentrating on cultivating thankfulness and the Buddhist virtue of non-attachment, especially with regard to outcomes, which can also be translated as 'learning to trust in God alone' - on God alone my soul in stillness waits. I hope he has something good planned for 2013.
Previous years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.