....closing on the new place today. Nervous. Excited. Going a little insane today.
Don't mind me.. I always get this way when dealing with the concept of paying for something over thirty years...
Yes, i changed that last one to private.. apparently my thoughts and inner troubles can be terribly misinterpreted...
...I'll just keep them to myself for now on.
I knew this would happen eventually... I'm not sure why it took so long. But it's a bit liberating... or would be if it didn't feel so damn debilitating today...
That's right, thank gawd for friends.
Someone you can unload on, unwind with, let out some emotions that are otherwise better kept in check...
It would be great if the people who were actually closest to us were those that we could really open up to when things bothered us... but it just doesn't seem to work that way.
Or, maybe it does and I'm just too blind to see it....
...it wouldn't be the first time...
Aahh... yes Birra, but that is why we have the friends we have as we can share with them exactly what we want without judgement, without repercussion and without embarassment.
We all have that someone that we can share anything with....and for those we are forever grateful.
...it's 11:30PM here on the East coast of the United States... 11:30PM, December 31st... New Year's Eve.
The last new year has already slipped past... where has the time gone.
I sip an evening drink and reflect on the past year... where I was to start... the things I've experienced... the pain, the frustration... the love, the passion... the places I've traveled, the people I've met... my successes, my failures...
...oh, the wonder of it all.
And it was... I must say I packed in as much into 2007 as I could... it has taken a toll on me, but I wouldn't have changed a thing.
The symbolic rebirth of opportunity looms just minutes away... a speck of time in the grand scheme... a human invented method of keeping track of our lives as we spin and glide through space effortlessly guided by the physical forces of the universe....
...people use this time to make... resolutions.
"This year I'm going to lose weight!"
"This year I'm going to quit smoking!"
"This year I'm going to go back to school!"
"This year I'm going to.... "
For some reason people feel better setting a goal when time seems to force their hand. Can I go another year over-weight? Can I live another year on 2 packs a day?
Is the changing of a number on a calendar really this significant?
Why not start changes on March 15th? How about May 21st? December 11th?
My point is, why wait? Most people I know… don’t. People make resolutions all the time without a formal announcement or an arbitrary pre-set deadline…
After all, out of the 365 days in a year, January 1st is just one of them.
My friends have taken leaps… life changing leaps… throughout the year.
Moving to a new city. Relocating a business. Changing jobs. Ending relationships and starting new ones. Continuing schooling to better themselves, better their lives, take strides in their careers. No calendar date inspired them, no formal announcement of a resolution needed to be made… they just had the wisdom to recognize their wants and desires, the courage to take a risk and the fortitude to stick with it. No matter what path they took… no matter how they went about it… the obstacles they faced and overcame, and the obstacles still ahead…
….I raise my glass to my friends, not for their resolutions… but for their own personal revolutions.
Happy New Year. May 2008 see all of you continuing to achieve your goals. You have my friendship, love and support in all you do!
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