It’s the last day of 2010 and everyone usually does a year end wrap-up, but I don’t want to do that this year. I don’t feel like I’ve really done anything worth noting, except I learned to make hats and fascinators! Other than that, my life was pretty much consumed by work and that’s never a good thing. I need to make a distinct separation between work and not work time, but that’s difficult when you work from home.
At the end of this year, I feel a bit sentimental and I realize how lucky I am. Over the holidays, I came to a startling conclusion that some people do not have people who want to be with them. They are only together because of some familial duty and if it were not for that, they would have absolutely no one during the holidays.
I’ve realized how lucky I am that I have family and friends who want me around, who want me to visit them and who genuinely like me despite all my faults, warts and all. (Not that I have warts, mind you.). If I didn’t have family, I would have friends who would include me in their familial activities. I know that I will never be truly alone.
Not everyone can say that, whether it’s because they are introverts or because they have a nasty personality. They are alone in the worst sense of the word.
I am lucky to have Chris, who loves me and never makes me feel ugly or fat. I’m lucky to have friends who will be there when I really need them to be. And I’m lucky to have a good and pleasant family. In 2011, I’ll focus on appreciating the people in my life when work sucks or when someone makes me feel unsuccessful or tries to take advantage of me. I know that I have the things that really matter.
I hope you all have a wonderful 2011 and may it be better than 2010!
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