I want to wish you a very peaceful and joyous end to 2008 and beginning to 2009. As years often do, this one surprised me and delighted me in many ways and challenged and disappointed me in others. I don’t yet know what I hope for in 2009 beyond a few basics (add more good to the world than I take, be kinder and more generous, read 45 books). I’m going to take a few days to think about that though.
I thank each of you for reading and supporting Consuming Louisville this year. Writing Consuming Louisville is a deep joy in my life and I hope I can continue to do it and do it well for a long time to come. I’m not whining here but I do want to share that sometimes it feels like so a great deal of work for a rather small return. But then I’ll get an email about the awesome time someone had at an event they found out about on Consuming Louisville and I get completely and totally re-energized and recharged. Or a business owner will tell me that people have found them because of Consuming Louisville and it will totally make my day because it makes me feel like I’m doing something good here. Doing good work does the spirit good.
So thank you not only for reading but also for the very kind emails and comments you send. Thanks also for supporting the local businesses and events that I write about. Our local businesses add so much to our community and they deserve our support.
I’ll be taking a few days off between now and New Year’s. If I find something really great to write about I’ll spring back up but it’s entirely possible I might not post again until 2009 has arrived. That’s why I wanted to write you today and say thank you for your support and wish you a safe, peaceful and joy filled transition from fall to winter* and from 2008 to 2009.
*I know solstice was a couple days ago but surely you’ll grant me poetic license won’t you?