I thought about doing a year in review. One of those amazing “this has been a year to remember” kind of posts. However, I just really am grateful that 2006 is leaving. Good riddance.
…The worst time of my life: the death of my Mom and the months of trying to live through the aftermath.
I took on some new jobs. Some fit. Some not so much. I kept the ones I loved and left the ones I didn’t.
I made new friends, lost some old ones.
I grew closer to some people and further from others.
I learned that life has no guarantees, so you better live everyday for all it is worth.
I found wisdom in friends when I couldn’t see it myself and hopefully taught a thing or two.
I learned what is important to my career and what is just filler.
I mended fences that were broken and put up fences that needed to keep toxicity out.
I learned that if I don’t love what I am writing, it isn’t worth the time, money or words.
I found forgiveness where it wasn’t deserved and gave it when I still hurt.
I discovered that business and friendship are not mutually exclusive. You can love the ones you work with.
I learned that 5 year olds live every second of every day to the fullest and I should too.
I learned that I can live through the hardest experience of my life and not go back to drugs.
I found acceptance among people I admire and friendship among peers I adore.
I gave more than I should have at some points and held back at times when I should have given more.
I learned that you have to say you love someone if you love them. Tomorrow is not a guarantee.
I learned not to lean too far over the edge of a hot tub to hug someone or you might fall in.
I received love from more people than I could ever imagine and hope I gave it back.
I am ready to take on 2007. Bring it.