I, like any other person, have those moments when I question life. I second guess myself, where I am at in life, and where I plan to go from here. Sometimes when I have a bad day, I have a bad day. Sometimes this segues into bad month…then what comes next? A bad year?
Who wants to be stuck in that loop? I know I have been there PLENTY of times – though maybe not a whole year. This year, I have taken myself to hand and am really trying to focus on and recognize how much I already have and how lucky I really am. I have a really great life, all things considered.
I have a super amazing child. My son is so smart! And adorable! And, I have one of those kids who is super cuddly and love-y almost all of the time. He knows his numbers and his ABC’s; he’s super funny; and when we watch movies together, he holds hands with me! Who needs to go out on a date when I already have the best date ever?! Not me!
I have already met the love of my life!
I have a great job that I sincerely enjoy. I love my job! I am fully aware that in this economy, in this job market, and after working at the Retail Store, that I am one of the luckiest people on EARTH! To work with people I get along with, who are always willing to pitch in and lend a hand to each other, who don’t complain about every little thing, and to sincerely be interested in what I do – it’s amazing, and make me really enjoy getting to work every morning, even if I struggle with punctuality! And unlike at the Retail Store, which was “just a job” that helped me pay my bills, this is my career. (Which I hope will lead me to another career.)
A day in the life.
I have a relatively reliable automobile. I have a 1999 Chevy Cavalier. It is not the best car in the world, but it is fairly reliable; it gets me from point A to point B; and, apparently, if you ignore the “check engine” light long enough, that light just shuts off. (Win-win situation for both my car and I. Probably.) The trunk only opens sometimes, and the keyless entry only works in certain temperatures. But really, it does what I need it to do. Now, let’s all knock on wood, just in case I have jinxed it.
Here she is – except imagine a yellow bumper, a banged up rear fender, and missing hubcap. Classy!
I have some of the BEST friends anywhere. Hands down – I would not give up or trade my friends for anything. They celebrate with me when something good happens. They support me even when I make stupid decisions and poor choices. They are there for me when I am sad. They do not judge me, or if they do, they do it behind my back like a good friend should. *Wink.* They are a vital part of my life, and I am so lucky to have such supportive wonderful people in my life. Here’s lookin’ at you, ladies!
I would include a roof over my head, food to eat, and the rest of the basics of life, but my neighbors sort of scare me some days, and really anger me on others; I live a block and a half from a super scary trailer park; and I need to replenish the contents of my refrigerator.
But all-in-all, even those things I have, and I am grateful to have them. How lucky am I?!