The last month has been one of immense change for me. I’d say the last month eclipses even last year, when 2010 saw me kissing myself and my life goodbye in ways I never thought I was strong enough to. But when I think about the last month, I feel pride and a bittersweet sadness. I feel as if so many things are coming together for me, but I know what it’s taken me to get here, too. As I start a new job tomorrow and take steps to finish the transition (lots of address changes to be made & forms to fill out), I feel the breath of new days filling me up and reflect on how far I’ve come already.
One thing I’ve definitely gotten out of all of this? Last year, I didn’t think I was strong enough. I didn’t think I could do it. I didn’t think I rely on my loved ones, change my life for the better. Luckily, my family, my friends, and the people I have met since then have been patient enough to tell me over and over again.
I am strong enough. And I can do it. I’m pretty sure, actually, that I can do anything.
- In the last month, I’ve traveled over 2,000 miles.
- I’ve left a job.
- I’ve moved my entire life up the east coast.
- I’ve ended a relationship.
- I’ve been offered a new job (which I start tomorrow morning).
- I’ve got a basement in a beautiful house to do what I will with.
- I’ve left my Party (as I plan to register as an Independent as soon as I have proof of residency in Massachusetts).
- I’ve started seeing someone.
- I’ve reconnected with old friends.
- I’ve watched all three seasons of True Blood and read 7 of the Sookie Stackhouse books.