I’m honored to be writing the final blog post on behalf of the Debutante Ball Class of 2014. How can a year have raced by so fast? Seems like just a few months ago the five of us were going nutty preparing the Debutante Ball’s relaunch with this fantastic new website.
Can it be? Are we really the old hands now, the published authors ready to hand down the tiaras to the up-and-comers?
Indeed it is so. And to this I say: “All good things must come to an end.”
In fiction, we’re taught not to use cliches. In reality, cliches exist because they often encapsulate truisms about humanity and living. At first take, this cliche may seem sad or depressing. But it’s not. Because what if we didn’t move on from the current good thing, if we stayed put, if life didn’t continue flowing?
Stagnation, my friends. There would be no room for all the good things to come. And I’m sure more good–no, great!–things will come for all five of us. And for the Class of 2015 too.
So, it is with welling tear ducts and a smile and huge hugs all around that I say goodbye to this wondrous good thing called The Debutante Ball. One short year, but what a potent year! It’s an era all its own.
But more than that, it’s the friendships I’ve made with Lori, Natalia, Susan, and Heather. We were a fantastic team; it was like the cosmos came together to land us all here at the same time.
I’m already feeling nostalgic!
This was a banner year for my personal growth too. My whole life I’d avoided the spotlight and run away from any, and I mean any, form of public speaking. I’m proud of myself for surviving and even performing passably well in that department. Many firsts: educating eager aspiring writers, summarizing KILMOON to 150 readers, participating in my first panel, and so many more.
<deep Namaste bow as the Class of 2014 curtain falls>