Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcoming in 2010

Happy New Year friends...

In December 2008 I wrote a post saying -
goodbye to 2008. I recapped the major events that happened in my life and mentioned a few things that I was looking forward to in the new year. I think this year shall be different. Instead of saying goodbye to the prior year and focusing on what was, I'm going to say HELLO to the new year and focus on what today will bring.

Now I'm not going to totally ignore 2008 - some really big things happened - and some of those things led to some of the fantasticness that 2009 promises to bring - and history has shown those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it - I'm just not going to focus on what was.

The big things.....

In March I began an intimate and emotional relationship - only the 2nd in my life - relationship that is. There have been some ups and downs and a lot of questions and what ifs, but we've been together 9 months now and over all things are pretty darn good.

On Wednesday, September 30th I was laid off from my job of 2 years. I found a temp job the very next week and thought things would be back to normal, but that job only lasted 2 and a half weeks and panic set it. Two months later I got another temp job and that one lasted a day and a half. Both assignments, ended for reasons that I still can't quite believe are even real, but I believe now more than ever that every thing - even bad things - truly happen for a reason.

The second temp job was at a company that designed websites and for the first time in many many years I was actually excited about the work I would be doing. That the job didn't last a full 2 days sucked, but that day and a half opened me up to possibilities of a future I'd never imagined.

In December, after 3 semesters, I withdrew from University of Mobile - where I'd planned on obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and Cultural Studies and enrolled at the University of South Alabama where I will instead be pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design - with which I plan on realizing the dream on being my own boss - and owning my own business.

And last but most definitely not least - on May 7th my second niece Paisley was born - and I found that my fear of not being able to love another child as much as I love my niece Marley was unfounded. I absolutely adore them both and believe more and more that the love I've always felt inside and believed to be for a child of my own may just actually be meant for the two most beautiful and important little girls in my life.

So that's about it for recap. Lots of other things happened and lots of other lessons were learned but those are the big ones... the ones that stand out... the ones that when I look back in 10 years and try to remember what was special about 2009 will come to mind.

Yesterday is gone...
Tomorrow is yet to be.....
So instead of saying goodbye to 2009 I say Hello....
Hello To Today.

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