Figure of speech -
As a child, a year feels like an eternity and when my grandparents would tell me that as I would get older the years would go by faster - I didn't believe them.
How could you when the school days lasted forever and the summer months proved to be just a brief break? It seemed to never go as fast as they said it would, but here I am - years have passed since I walked the halls of my high school and college and yet somehow it feels like yesterday.
You don't even notice how fast time actually passes us by until it's gone and you are looking back wondering how it went as fast as it did.
Working at a newspaper doesn't help things. The staff here at The Pilot are always a week ahead of ourselves. For example, while you are reading this edition of The Pilot, we are just days away from our deadline for the Jan. 6 edition. Working at such an incredible pace and on future editions, the days of the week tend to blend in with each other and before we know it - it's the end of the year once again. It's maddening to think about, but soon enough Valentine's Day items will hit the store shelves, followed by St. Patrick's Day merchandise and then chocolate Easter bunnies will be displayed.
However, the year-end is a perfect time to reflect on what was accomplished or what was set aside throughout the year, what you are thankful for and to set goals for the coming year.
This year I'm thankful for my personal moving company, as I have moved three times in 2009, and for the support of my family. I'm thankful for the friends who regardless of how busy we are, we always seem to make time for each other.
Also, I'm thankful to be back home and working alongside each and every resident from Twillingate to Norris Arm.
I enjoy socializing with everyone at each opportunity I get and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2010.
From me to you, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday and I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.