Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wine, Woman & Write

It's my birthday this week. I officially celebrated another year yesterday. Woot! I didn't plan a thing, but somehow wonderful things happened. First, a neighbor came by with a balloon, flowers and a card. We had coffee together and chatted. Then there were the phone calls from friends and family far away. And finally, very spontaneously, I went to a neighbor's house to get a document signed. When they heard it was my birthday, they brought out leftover cake and a great bottle of wine to celebrate.

I love that!

I've been celebrating a lot. Today I went out for lunch with a friend, had a bit of wine and then home again to write.

I made a new year's resolution this year, privately, to increase my connections with other women (writers and non-writers). And this was the first week I had the time to really pursue this goal. I don't know about anyone else, but without social time, I cannot function or write well at all.

This blog isn't really inspirational or well-thought out, but it's from the heart. I love my good times with my female friends as we drink wine and write, talk and LIVE.

No matter where my journey takes me as a writer, I know I don't travel the road alone. That's a great way to start the new year of my life.



MaryC said...

Happy Birthday, Christine!

Christine said...

Thanks MaryC. I am enjoying the revelry. January tends to be so dreary, but planning get together time and celebrating the day makes the month a bit easier to bear :)

I'm really lucky--good friends and good family. Can't ask for more.

Ellen B said...

Happy birthday, Christine :D I wish you everything you'd wish for yourself.

Christine said...

Hi Ellen: Thanks. What a lovely sentiment. I am looking forward to another year of growing as a writer and learning my craft.

Gwen Hernandez said...

I'm glad you had some nice celebrations and are reconnecting.

Christine said...

Thanks Gwen. I feel rejuvenated. Hopefully it will permeate into my writing as well.


Robin said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope all your wishes come true this year!

Christine said...

Thanks Robin! I am already very blessed to have a great husband, a beautiful daughter and the time to pursue my dream of becoming a published writer.