I know we have a few weeks to go until the New Year, but I am ready to reminisce now.
My life has changed considerably in the last year, mostly for the better. A year ago, I was in a job which didn't suit me and made me miserable on a daily basis. I was semi-patiently waiting for an engagement ring from my SO. My social life was dwindling because of financial constraints, and it was generally difficult to keep a positive attitude about my future (mostly with career outlook).
Also about a year ago, I discovered this board and was very interested in the closeness and community that had been created here. I joined the board, and after a few weeks of trying to see how I'd fit in, I backed away. After some months, I remembered what initially drew me in and I tried to put myself out there again.
Now, I have 2 part time jobs in the field I want to work in. It can be stressful at times, I don't have benefits, and I could always make a bit more money, but I finally feel like I am on the right path. I started a book club with some of my favorite IRL ladies and feel more connected in my friendships because we are all making the effort to see each other. I am engaged to my SO. Lastly, I am beginning to feel like I could find some real friendships here.
This just might be the greatest year of change for me since I was in my teens or early 20's. It has been a complete turn around. For the next year, I am looking forward to being able to focus on some health issues that I have never given proper consideration to, completing my commitment with the PTO, and getting to some active wedding planning.
If you made it through my novel, please share your year in review. What has changed? What do you wish had changed? What are you happy has stayed the same? What are you looking forward to?