Amazingly enough, it's worked out for the best...although I had my doubts at first. The first punch came when the airport didn't immediately hire me. It was a hard blow to take, especially when I thought I would be back to work in a day or two. It took almost a month, and was a pretty agonizing
time for me mentally. Depression is a brutal adversary.
We've finally just come to terms with butting heads from four hundred miles away. In hindsight, seems like a good buffer. Bonus points, he tells me he loves me a lot more often now.
At least my sister is there to keep an eye on him too if he ever needs anything.
TJ has moved on and up as well.
Then there's my ride or die.
Massey and I have (luckily) always been close but this past year has made me realize exactly how much I truly depend on her love, wisdom, support and yes, even occasional criticism. Growing up, especially after mama died when I had just turned seventeen, I had Cindy...
Growing old, I have Massey.
Life doesn't get much better than that...or this.
After twenty nine years, we're still together. It's been the ride of a lifetime, with more than a couple of bumps along the way but nobody said it'd be easy.
I can say with (pretty much) complete conviction that I have lived rather than just exist. What you put into life is what you get out of it.
I've done my best to reach out to stay in contact with friends and relatives back home. There's nothing I like better than writing, and by that mean putting pen to paper. There is something wonderful about going to your mailbox and seeing a hand written letter or card waiting for you. I have written well over a hundred letters, probably more and have heard back from so many about how much it meant to them.
You know what?
It means a lot to me as well.
Right after my battle with depression when arriving here to find myself unemployed, and Massey kind of feeling lonely too...this happened.
Then several of Massey's friends came to visit as well. I love when company visits, you always clean house better.
Then I made friends here.
I can't tell you how much I love these three or how happy it makes me to call them my friends . We are all totally so different it's a wonder we ever bonded. Then again, opposites attract. Always have, always will...take my marriage, please. (huge Rodney Dangerfield pun).
So here we are, one year later.
Older and hopefully wiser.
Looking forward to what our future will bring.
Till next time...