Sunday, January 1, 2012

Yea 2012!

There are a lot of ideas I had for a New Year's post.

However. I'm keeping it simple.

I wish for 2012 to be a kinder, gentler year than 2011.

2011 was a bit of a bitch. On crack. 2010 was her whore of a mom.

A friend of mine told me that the whole hype of 2012 being the "end of the world" was a bastardization of the real meaning. The real meaning of which is "get your shit together or the shit will really hit the fan for you in 2012."

One way to try and make sense of so many difficulties and challenges coming in like endless torpedoes for both of us the last two years.

So last night in my email I got a letter from my old me to my future me. I'd forgotten I had written it, and it made me cry with both gratitude (for having made it through some difficult times) and compassion for my old self.

I'm doing it again and recommend it to all.

Futureme.org

Wishing you all a great 2012!

31 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Pseudo, I shouldn't laugh but your descriptions were hilarious!

I really hope 2012 is good to you!

Kristan Hoffman said...

Ditto what Liz said. Also, thanks for sharing the futureme.org thing. Seems cool!

formerlyonlyamovie said...

I just wrote my letter to 2012. I love the feature that you can write a letter to further into the future. I may do that too.

Remember that your peace and well-being is as important as anyone else's. I think I lost sight of that this year.

Happy New Year xoxoxoxo

Brian Miller said...

last year was a bitch...hoping this year will be better...so cool on the letter to yourself...happy new year!~

rosaria said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea!
Have yourself a glass of the bubbly and celebrate your past and your future.

otin said...

Happy New Year!!!

Anna See said...

love to you in 2012.

Nubian said...

I am in 100% agreement with regards to 2010 and 2011. This year I am kicking ass and taking names! xox

Becca said...

That is a really neat idea! I went on a trip a few years ago and our tour guides had us write a letter to ourselves that they mailed to us a year later. It was really neat to see what we had been thinking at that one moment a year ago.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy New Year and it is a great idea to send an email to our future self ~ Eddie

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I am old. I'll probably be dead before the letter gets to me.

starrlife said...

Oh Pseudo- I sure hope that this year is the best you've ever had! Sending you positive thoughts and so glad that you are still here in internet land!

Jan said...

Ah, my friend, I hope 2012 is a kinder, gentler year - you certainly deserve it.

Thanks so much for Futureme.org - what a lovely idea! Now I just have to think about what I want to say to myself a year from now.

Sprite's Keeper said...

May 12 kick 10 and 11's collective asses! Cheers, Pseudo!

Casey said...

Here's hoping 2012 will be better for all of us. Happy New Year, Pseudo.

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a great idea. I'm going to check out sending myself an email.

Wishing you a MUCH easier 2012. You've had more than your share to deal with and I hope the new year is kind to you and your loved ones.

xoxo jj

Val said...

thanks for the link - i like it! i hope 2012 is a great year for you in every way. live it full x

mo.stoneskin said...

Your wish is mine :)

For me 2010 was great, 2011 has been a bit of a tough one, but I have hope for this year.

anymommy said...

What a cool thing to do. I hope you were kind to yourself in that letter and I wish you a very gentle 2012.

Fragrant Liar said...

May you kick 2012's ass! Kindly and gently, natch.

xo

gretchen said...

I firmly believe that 2012 will in fact be kinder and gentler. You deserve it.

Melissa B. said...

Pseudo, I hope you get all you wish for, and more, in 2012!

♥ Braja said...

Can't get worse...

Oh wait...

:))

Hilary said...

You certainly have a way with words. :) I hope 2012 is wonderful for you and yours.

Kathy said...

I always found that the even years were a bit better than the odd ones. Let's hope this is true for '12. Happy New Year - and wishing you the BEST of years.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Good idea. Or write on your calendar if you don't know how to send a future email.

Pseudo - tough years in 2010 and 2011 for both of us. I have no expectations for 2012. Just writing 5 gratitudes a day. Tomorrow -

1. Grateful for Pseudo.

2. ...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

2011 WAS a bitch! Agreed by all, I think. How cool to write yourself a letter. A little scary for me. I have such trouble with follow-up.

Happy New Year, Pseudo! XOXO

Lisa Golden said...

Here's to a much happier 2012. Thank you for sharing futureme. Very cool.

sherri said...

happy new year - I like this emailing yourself in the future idea, will check out.

Sunny said...

To a much happier 2012, indeed :)

That Janie Girl said...

Hope your 2012 ROCKS in the most awesome way!