The world has had some dramatic changes in the past decade. I’ve had small and large changes in my life. In the past decade I’ve lived in five cities and 10 different homes/apartments. Whew. I’m tired. Very tired.
I’ve met hundreds of people. Some really good. Some really disgusting excuses for humans. Yes, I said that because it’s true. I’ve made some deep friendships. I’ve lost a few. A few people in my circle died during this decade. The cycle of life, I suppose. Some deaths have greatly scarred me. Others left me wondering.
I’ve had a few jobs. Some good. Some bad. Some hard. Some beyond hard. Through most, I’ve learned something. Sometimes hard lessons. In some, I met some awesome people that are now part of my ride or die crew.
I’ve traveled lots. Well, until a pandemic stopped me. But I’ve been fortunate to experience Japan, Germany, Italy, Austria, Australia, Curacao to just name a few. Now, I also just have Alaska left to be able to say I’ve slept in each of the 50 states. I must do this. It’s mission critical.
I’ve seen my boy blossom from a toddler to a teenager. And, year after year he manages to thrill and amaze me. His laugh and his smile still bring me great joy.
Are there things I would change? Yes and no. I know, all experiences have shaped me into the person I am today and the person I’ll be tomorrow. Next month? Well, we shall see. Some experiences I could definitely have done without.
But here I am. I take my hand and wave it at the world. I still have stories to tell. And, that’s a good thing. Ten years of writing and it’s been fun and something all mine.
In gratitude for all those who have journied with me.