While I was alone at work on Thursday night, I called my mom and she told me that this year she has noticed a change in me for the better - Being more aware, empathetic, caring, boundary setting, and mature.
A lot has happened in the past two months, but that has also been the case for the past year as well. I have been far busier living life than I have writing about it. I have gotten closer to many people (friends, family, God), made a couple of new friends in various places, really feel more like part of a church family (not just among twentysomethings), done quite a bit of traveling (even with Brandy, Shawn, Jeanne, and Joe), received a promotion at work, got accepted to my university’s Business professional program, was thrown a surprise birthday party (thank you SO much Jenn), boosted my overall GPA a bit this Fall semester (almost one tenth of a point), and had an absolutely wonderful Christmas & holiday season.
I look forward to the New Year because I can look back on all those positive things and anticipate that everything can only get better from here. In order for the anticipation to not turn into disappointment, I must be willing to do and give more than ever this year. So it is my New Years Resolution to have so much joy and appreciation for everything in my life that who I am lets people know that God can provide those things to anyone who seeks His eternal love.
While I am alone tonight, I am content in momentarily being that way because it is enough to be happy with who I am and to know that I have lots of people in my life who support that.
[Survey: Copy and paste the first sentence of the first post of every month of 2006.]
January: There I had no idea what to expect from this trip to Rocky Point.
February: Thirster Juices are nutritious and delicious.
March: Admitted students - Average ASU/transfer GPA: 3.44
April: I thought that the only thing I missed out on in my first trip to Rocky Point was seeing the beach during the day.
May: I have dedicated the past two weeks to getting my summer off on the right foot.
June: Its funny how you can look forward for two years to getting to a certain point in your career, but when it is actually coming, it is not as grand as you expected it to be.
July: I never get to do everything I want to before I go on a vacation: I didn't get more than a few hours of sleep, I didn't get to say personal goodbyes to everyone that I wanted to, and I didn't get to watch the TV shows recorded Sunday night.
August: At the start of the semester, everyone and their mom needs technical support - Including mine.
September: The week of my mom’s birthday, she got a call from my uncle and an email from my aunt.
October: As I walked home towards my car last night, I look back at the grades I've maintained and the amount of things I am getting done at work.
November: With feeling high most of the time, getting the urge to eat nearly twice as often as usual, feeling dehydrated, have a hard time getting a complete night's sleep, eyes somewhat red, my throat has felt a little irritated, I'm sure that I've lost a few pounds, and today I just started coughing some, I felt like some sort of drug addict.
December: While I was alone at work on Thursday night, I called my mom and she told me that this year she has noticed a change in me for the better - Being more aware, empathetic, caring, boundary setting, and mature.
Open my journal's 2006 archive/calendar to see the entries that they come from. As always, I have italicized any quotations (of conversation or otherwise) that I made within my entries. I went ahead and included sentences from "friends only" posts in the event that a "friends only" post was the only one I made for a given month.