Friday, December 31, 2010
Bye Bye 2010
I won't be shedding tears at midnight. I will be glad to see this year go.
I know people have had worst years than I, a few people I know, and many, many more I don't--but life still stunk for me this year.
I left my "home."
I watched my daughter finish Kindergarten.
I listened to her last song in the children's choir.
I attended my last service at a church that is so dear to me.
I has to say goodbye to friends who were family to me.
My husband ended his 14+ year career as a journalist.
I enrolled my daughter in a school I didn't know, with teachers and staff I didn't know.
I put my daughter on a bus full of kids I didn't know.
I moved into a house in 1 day without power or water.
I loaded and unloaded all of our belongings in a place that was too big, too fast, and too uncertain.
I got rid of at least 1/3 of all of our possessions to fit in said house.
I broke the review mirror off my car.
My son ran away from home.
My daughter didn't get off the bus.
Okay, if I think long enough I could fill this entire web page with my sad little 2010 story. So, let's just leave it at the fact I am glad a New Year is here.
Now, if I am going to be glad for a New Year, that means I have to do my part to make it a better year. So, I have to buck it up some more (although, you have to admit I am making progress), and stop whining and crying.
So, here is to 2011, and my attempt at making myself at least like this place we are now calling home.