It felt like winter went on forever.... Snow, then sun, then snow, then sun. We had our last snow in early May, much to my dismay, but this week, the trees all turned green, all at once, as they are wont to do around here.
At any rate, life goes on, and it has, to my great enjoyment!
A long winter of letting go of the past and looking forward to the future has brightened my spring more than I ever thought was possible. A quick run-down of this winter's events:
Had a visitor in October, subsequently decided to pull that weed from my garden. Haven't planted anything in the empty space yet, but it's tilled, mulched, and ready to go!
Got a cat... then a dog.
Dated a couple of guys, nothing to write home about, but good for a laugh.
Decided that my job at the donut shop wasn't what I wanted, so I took a 50% pay cut and got the hell out of there and away from my creepy boss.
Since my finances took a steep downhill turn, I had to get a roommate... in my 1 bedroom apartment. He moved in April 1st, and I consider myself very lucky to have found a roomie on teh intarwebs that isn't smelly, messy, or WEIRD. Thankfully, my apartment has a huge bedroom, so we were able to convert it into two separate sleeping areas. We get along really well and have a lot in common. When my lease is up in September, we're going to get a bigger place. 2 bedrooms would be nice!
Last month, I got the MOST AWESOME JOB EVAR!
I work at a wild bird rescue/rehab, and I spend my days feeding babies, tending to the sick and injured, and cleaning up bird poo. I love it. I wish it paid more so that I could survive on just one job, but my second job isn't bad, and I really like the people I work with.
Most mornings, I wake up and think "Hell, yes, this is my life, and it's fucking amazing!"
I've been losing weight and getting healthy, though I still haven't kicked my tobacco habit. I should be under 2 bills when I go home for a visit on July 4th. I might come back with red hair. We'll see.
Dating is stupid. Online dating even more so. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't annoy me or piss me off, much less anyone with the ability to impress me. It's always fun to find out the answer to "why is this guy single?"
Sometimes I miss being in love, being a partner, having someone to hold. I suppose it will come in good time, when I'm ready for it... which I'm not. I think.
Bah! to feelings! Sometimes I feel like I'll never want to let anyone else in as far as I let my ex-wife. Like I'll never give anyone that level of trust again. Why would I want to? I know there were a lot of good times in my last relationship, but I'll be damned if I can remember them, remember the way I felt when I was wholly and unequivocally in love with someone whom I trusted implicitly.
Ah right. I'm supposed to be letting go of the past.
So I'm single, been single for a year... I'm still happier than I've ever been in my life! And if all else fails, I'll always have my dog. :)