It’s my birthday, too!
(Can you hear the music playing in the background? 😉 )
Last year was a milestone birthday for me and I knew it would be a year of changes, in more ways than one. It was. But it dragged out to the last day of the year for one aspect of my life. My day job went to Argentina and I was laid off. I’m okay with that.
I knew there’d be major emotions hitting me upside the head . . . anger, disbelief, depression, before finally acceptance. All of which I’d been through once before years ago. It isn’t pretty but everyone goes through them. Now, almost a month later, I think I’m about to get my head screwed back on straight. (‘Bout stinkin’ time!)
Although, on the advice of a dear friend, I gave myself a month to get my bearings as ‘unemployed’ and to get my feet under me. I’m really glad I did that, too. A person needs to decompress and adapt to new situations. Giving yourself permission to NOT worry about anything, and to take it easy, is one of the best gifts ever. (Trust me.)
I’m looking forward to this next phase of my life, which (it just so happens) will entail a more regimented writing program. I may be another year older, but I’m definitely getting better and better! I think I’m finally finding myself, both as an individual and a writer.
And loving every minute of it.
Today, I’m going to take it easy. No special plans or big ta-do’s . . . partly because I have a major dental appointment. Ugh. But DH and I will either celebrate with a dinner out tonight (if I feel like it) or take Friday and go to dinner and a movie. We’ll play it by ear and see.
That’s what I love about my new life. I can be SO flexible. I finally have the time to do all the things during the day I could never do before.
Yes, this will be a milestone year for me. Not for the number of years I’ve been blessed on this earth, but by the opportunities for my writing.
So Happy Birthday to me!