This time last year things began to change for me…all for the better. At times it didn’t feel like it. First I got a new job. That was awesome. I still love it, but it will always just be a job.
Then I got kicked out of my house. That sounds like I did something to deserve eviction. I didn’t. It was the universe’s way of making me start on a different path. I’d been considering moving, lamenting my money woes. This was the kick in the pants I needed.
I lived with my parents for a while. It was great and frustrating. It had nothing to do with my parents. I love them dearly and enjoy spending time with them. It’s me. I need my own space. It made dating a wee bit challenging and dating, as we all know, is already a challenge.
I went on some dates. All of them turned out to be duds for one reason or another, except for one. Again, while this was painful, it helped me get to the place I needed to be so I could find Paul. Did I mention how lucky I am to have found him? I’m still amazed that he hasn’t run away in fear. He continues to surprise me in little ways that mean a lot. I can only hope I do the same for him.
I moved in with a roommate. Jen is an awesome roommate. I’ve been burned by roommates in the past, but like dates, all roommates are not to be blamed for the ones who came before them. Ours is a happy, safe home. I feel very comfortable here. It also helps that we are both adults and seem to communicate well. Funny how communication and being a grown up are key elements to all kinds of relationships.
I went to my 20 year high school reunion. It was awkward and surreal, but surprisingly fun. If it weren’t for the blinding migraine, I think it would have been as perfect as it could be.
I moved my blog. It took some doing, but I finally put on my grown up pants and made the move to WordPress. I’m still not completely happy with it, but I like the fact that I can tweak it at my leisure. Writing will always be a huge part of my life. I feel like my voice is ever changing and growing. Sometimes I’m funny, mostly, I just want to say the something that keeps rolling around in my head.
Would I change anything? No. All of those events, small and large, lead me to the now. Now is a great time. I can’t wait to see what happens in the future. Granted, it could be all over on December 21st, but I highly doubt it. Then again, my happiness could be a sign of the apocalypse. Nah. I’m not that powerful.