* Song of the Day : Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
Today I turned 36, for the most part healthy and happy... something that hasn't happened for a long time. It's somewhat a crazy notion to think:
1. You're not a kid anymore
2. When I grow up statements no longer apply
3. Half of the projected age for women you've now passed up.
With all those said... I'm in the best place I have been in years. This past year has been full of so many changes, personal challenges, and extremely hard choices. I believe that everything happens for a reason.... and I am exactly where I should be in life; yet another thing I haven't said or felt for years.
If you are reading this.. you are presently a part of my life, and I am so furtunate to have you in it. I find myself always wanting to look at the glass half empty... because it's so easy and familiar. It's difficult to change the way one thinks and have been for decades.
HOWEVER... without change there's no progress, and no compromise for a better tomorrow. I want a better place to live and raise my kids in... and that has to begin with me.
Yesterday was and hopefully will remain a turning point for a lot more days to come. A new year has begun for me.... and changes are still around the corner... but at least I feel they will be positive in nature.
A sincere thank you to everyone in my life presently, in the past, and in my future... you all have and will help me become the person I am.
I have so much love for my family, my friends, and even ones that have done me wrong. Forgiveness is an amazing and tough thing to do and accept... but once I truly understood it's vast importance, it's something I could never offer. But I had to offer it to myself and let it into my own heart first.