Isn’t it amazing how much can change in a year? This time last year was my first day unemployed, full of pain, discombobulation, uncertainty, and a quest for a lawyer. This year I have a great job with great people, albeit only until the summer, but still, great all around.
The house, while not progressing at anywhere near the rate I’d hoped, isn’t the overwhelming burden it used to be. The counselling helped that a lot. She helped put things back into perspective after years of cumulative skewing had made the view from here pretty unmanageable.
I have a new dog, new friends, and an entirely new species of pet mouse. (This is a big deal for me; live with it.) New longevity records have been set and broken in the Mutt Mousery this fall with the current high at 2 years 185 days for Sans Nom. Might not seem like very long, but with every month equaling roughly 4.5 mouse years, that’s over 135 and dang near 140. Granted he looked it, it’s still impressive.
The immediate future is bright and comfortable, even if the more distant vista is a bit on the hazy side. The best part of it all, though, is that no matter how hazy it is, it’s not frightening. It’s exciting. I haven’t been able to say that in a very long time. Far too long. It’s been a busy, exciting, relaxing, unsettled, growing year, and I’m looking forward to more of the same ahead. I guess the most important discovery (or rediscovery) of the past year is myself. I haven’t seen me around for many years. Welcome back, Me!! Together we are unstoppable!