“Its not you… its me” – My Breakup with 2010
Its been a long time… 364 days to be exact. But I think it is time we had a talk. I no longer wish to spend time with you. This time it is actually not you; its me. I know this is hard to hear, so please listen close and I will help you understand. We will make it through the next 24 hours just fine. Just know that when the clock strikes midnight tomorrow I will toast to your end and never look back.
It’s not that you really did anything wrong. I am just ready for new adventures, new challenges and some change.
Sure. We’ve had some bad times-days when I just wanted to close my eyes and make it all go away. Like my credit card getting hijacked in New Orleans. That was months of work to fix. Or how about the time I went to Austin and wanted to get a pair of cowboy boots. Instead, I came home with a boot for my broken foot, a shiny pair of crutches and a $6,000 hospital bill (not to mention, missed every meeting). There was that time that I came home to the air conditioner flooding through from the 2nd floor to the 1st. Good times. Good times. There were the friendships that ended poorly. There were people who weren’t there when they should have been. The computer that crashed with no warning losing work and memories alike. We won’t even talk about the sweet tooth I’ve developed. I’ve had days where I didn’t think I could get out of bed… but did anyways. And lets not forget there were the never-ending frustrations with lenders, loss mitigators and attorneys.
The good times, 2010; I am thankful for though. They have made our time worth while. I have met and built relationships with some amazing people throughout the country. Even if I only get to see them a few times a year, it’s always a good time! Sometimes too much of a good time ;-)! People who I least expected to, showed up when needed. I’ve made a point to take more time out of life for myself and realize that I can return that email/VM the next day and the world will still be standing – and that more often than not it was not a life or death situation (just that one time…jk). I appreciate getting all dressed up just for myself, even if I’ve got no place to go. I’ve had nights that I wanted to last forever, and some that lasted straight through the next day (thank you RedBull). I’ve seen the sun set from 30,000 feet. I’ve laughed until I cried… “So, there where these two blue whales..” and then laughed some more. I’ve had the honor of going around the country to teach, and watch that invisible lightbulb go off above a student’s head. I’ve helped shape careers and lives. I’ve sat with my toes in the water, ass in the sand without a worry in the world and a cold beer in my hand. I spent my birthday on the top floor of the Palms Casino in Vegas and partied like it was the last night of my life with a view that you can’t hold a candle to. I made it through the holidays in one piece (that in itself is a major accomplishment).
All in all 2010, I’ll say we had some good times. But I am still glad to see you go. Because although 2010 brought a few smiles… you brought more tears. I am going to make 2011 great. So here is a swift kick in the ass from me. Catch ya later.
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