I usually never, ever do blogs here which share anything personally, but I’d like to use this space today to share my gratitude and happiness that this blog has found an audience. In a little over a year, I’ve gained over 20,000 hits (not too bad) and a respectable following. I’d like to thank my readers…you all make it fun and worthwhile! 

To be honest, I’m really in no rush to have 2012 begin. 2011 was an awesome, overwhelming year. I got to see tons of launches, including the final shuttle launch. I got to go to my first NASA Tweetup (amazing, absolutely amazing!). I made a lot of lifelong friends. I attained a degree of personal stability and I got my dream job, which I am still beyond thrilled about. All in all, life was pretty good during 2011. I am just trying to enjoy the moment while not focusing too much on the next page. 

My goal for 2012 – if I had to make one – would be to continue to overcome (not be cured of….there is a difference) any mental and physical roadblocks to become a much better version of myself. I also wish my family and friends a great year filled with health, happiness and prosperity! Once again, to my readers…thank you so much for reading this blog…I wish you nothing but the best and be sure to have a fun, safe New Year’s Eve! 

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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