Reflections on 2012

It turns out that 2012 was a pretty good year for me, despite the setback of losing my job. I did more traveling this year than I’d ever done in my life. I flew to California in February, visited London for the first time in June, and then flew to Oregon to visit my sister and stay with my dad. In between those big trips, I traveled to different parts of Sweden to meet with old friends and make new friends.

All these experiences were reflected in my creative output for 2012. I wrote a lot poetry and did a lot of paintings, the latter of which I usually ended up giving away as gifts. I was also invited to contribute at K Shawn Edgar’s collaborative poetry site, Carbon Noise Poetry.

If you’re just as curious as I was about what I was posting online, here it is, without further ado:

I wrote approximately 80 poems in 2012.

Rhyming pieces outnumbered free verse pieces three to one.

I posted twenty-five pieces at Carbon Noise Poetry, three of which were totally original to that site.

In addition to the poetry, I also posted about fifteen longer pieces, in which I discuss, analyse, or simply complain about things.

Finally, I posted nine pictures of paintings I’d done, though I actually painted a lot more than that.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve written and created this year. Out of the dozens of poems I posted, there were quite a few pieces that I’m very happy with and proud to have written.

So goodbye, 2012. You gave me lots of stuff to write about. Here’s hoping 2013 will be just as inspirational.

3 thoughts on “Reflections on 2012

  1. That’s a pretty good summation! I didn’t travel at all in 2012, but I did write a fair bit, although I have no idea how much. Played publicly a few times as well. Hmmm. I like this idea. Perhaps I should do a little summary for myself as well.
    Sounds to me like you had a fab year!

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