We're in the middle of Chinese New Year celebrations and I'd like to wish everyone a bountiful Lunar New Year, with no monkey business, and lots of agility and bright spirits!
Honestly, my personality is quite the opposite of a monkey's. I'm not too active, I don't swing from tree to tree to make friends, and I'm not their kind of smart. (If monkeys' intelligence are like sparks, mine is more like a soft glow -- which I'm perfectly happy with.)
This year, I have a lot of wishes for my writing, editing, and illustrating career. And I want to be more like the monkeys. I want to be more energetic and active in getting jobs. I want to get my unique blend of skills out to those who might need it.
All these have begun on a particular work platform. Granted, things are still rather slow but it's all right. I'll be patient. And I'll continue to work hard at improving my skills and offering my help to others. I'd just like for the Monkey in this Lunar Year shine its energy on me while I glow steadily in my creative career.
Any Lunar New Year celebrations in your town? I admit, I dread LNY every year. Too loud, too crowded, too much of everything for my comfort. But it's ALWAYS worth it when I see my grandma having a good time. She has dementia but still knows enough that it's LNY. And it's worth seeing my family having a good time, too. So ... not too bad.
Have a good week, everyone!
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