“Reflect, learn, and move on”

It’s a mantra that is fitting as I mark my final words here for the year.  For reasons that include lack of sleep, an over-active mind, and too much socializing, I’ve felt slightly melancholy over the past few days. I am, however, not sad; I am grateful.

This year has marked three important milestones in my life, all of which have helped me to arrive at where I am today.

(1) I voluntarily quit my job after two decades with the same company. Banking was financially rewarding, but it bankrupted me creatively.

(2) I’ve been cancer-free now for ten years—a fucking decade of good health—worth the expletive, don’t you think?

(3) I recreated myself by taking my passion seriously.  I now call myself a writer… and I actually believe it. My book comes out in a few weeks.

May 2011 bring you health, laughter, and boundless joy.

And for my writer friends, may it bring you one more thing—success, however you choose to define it.

Stay sexy,



24 thoughts on ““Reflect, learn, and move on”

  1. Congratulations on being cancer free for 10 years! What a great feeling that must be for you. And kudos to you for quitting banking to pursue your dream. You’re inspiration!

  2. Wow, those are some major – and truly fantastic – milestones. I hope 2011 is twice as good for you.

    Happy, happy new year Eden!

  3. U can’t believe it is almost a full year. Wow!
    Congratulations on all your milestones.
    Looking forward to the new book.
    All the best for the New Year.

  4. You are more than an inspiration. Your are an incredible woman, your spirit envelopes and motivates those who know and love you. 2011 will be your year to soar and I will be there to watch you take flight. Here’s to Health, Happiness and Prosperity.

    p.s. and your blog’s not bad either (lol)

  5. I wish I could say it as well as Carol … but I can’t so I’ll just say “ditto”. I am very proud of you and wish you all the success you so truly deserve.

    Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

    1. Lori, so great to hear from you, and I really appreciate your comment. “Ditto” is just perfect! My best to you and Jeff and family. Eden

  6. Hey, I’m late in responding. You should be applauded for your achievements this past year, they are certainly amazing milestones! Ten years cancer free is phenomenal! Here’s to another year of great success and I am looking forward to your book release!!

  7. Congratulations on three, Eden.

    All three of those are tremendous life changing events and from what I can tell, you handled all three with grace.

    I wish you much happiness and success in 2011


  8. I can’t believe a year has gone by!!
    Congratulations on ALL your milestones!
    Looking forward to your book and your future ones.
    Wishing you a successful 2011!

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