Well, the year is almost over and I am looking forward to the new one. I think that I am ready for some new things to come my way. Well, not just new, but good. I am ready to have some happy times again. 2009 was an awful year for me and I would very much like to get away from it as soon as possible.
I have to admit that there were a few good things that happened this year like getting the pool, having the 4th of July party with the family and making a new friend who seems to be a genuinely nice person and just recently gave me a book that I am adoring. (Thank you Shaun!!)
I'm still working on my secret project and I am taking that with me into 2010. I'm not going to talk about it here because I don't want to have to do any explaining. If you read my last post, you would understand why.
I had a long talk with one my friends last night about my current living situation (work, friends, family etc.) and even though she is significantly younger than I am, I have learned that wisdom comes in any form. She has shown me how to see certain things in a different way. She made me realize that my parents are lucky to have me even though they don't act like it. I've realized that what I've been doing consisted of listening to the bad comments, believing them and letting them keep me down to serve the purpose of the people who made the negative comments.
I now understand that they are just afraid of my impending success and they would rather keep me with them by belittling me instead of supporting me and letting me soar. (It's sad to know that a lot of this is coming from the family. They like to feel powerful, I guess.)
Anyway, the fam came over late last night and they opened the gifts that I got them. I got my mother two blouses. I got my father and my brother sweaters that zip from the chest up. I got my sister a long and stretchy scarf and an iTunes gift card. All of the gifts that I got were from my students. I received Dunkin' Donuts girt cards from 2 parents, a bag of makeup from another parent who works with L'oreal (I think I spelled that right, I'm not much of a makeup wearing person.) and another parent got me some lotion and shower gel (can't get enough of that). I felt blessed because some of the kids were no longer in my classroom, but I guess since they were in my care at some point this year, they thought that it would be nice to get me something. too bad for them, I am going to be leaving that place very soon. (insert maniacal laugh here)
These are the things that I want for myself in the new year:
New happy life.
Now I have to make plans for New Year's Eve.