So, I’m sitting outside, enjoying a beautiful sunset on my patio. I have a small patio off my dining room that has a small table, two chairs, and a few plants that a friend helped me plant. The cats are sharing a chair, keeping each other warm and happy. I’m in the other chair, typing away, having a cocktail, and enjoying a gorgeous evening outside.
I live on a busy corner but traffic had died down. I’m having a cocktail to smooth out the tough (but not really that tough, more draining) day of trying to understand the ins-and-outs of a new software application. My mind is spent in the sense that I could not have an intelligent conversation right now about anything, but not too spent to talk to my favorite folks.
My birthday is in a few days, and just like New Years, I take this event as an opportunity to learn more about myself, reshape my life, direct it down a new path. I turn 39…. and it feels good. No, I’m not where I thought I would be, but where I have landed is pretty darn good. Tonight, it is on a beautiful patio with a job I like, my darling furry feline babies kissing each other, a cocktail in hand, a smile on my face, and a GREAT bed to fall into.
So, tonight I toast myself, my little ladies, and my friends – for making my new life as great as it is.