Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot and days of old lang syne?
2010 has been an interesting year for me. Lately, I’ve had to take a deep breath and take stock of all the things in my life which have impacted me in a good, bad, or indifferent way.
Friends: I’ve gotten to meet many new people this year, I’ve also gotten to enhance some of my deepest friendships this year.
Sure, I’ve grown apart from other friendships which is somewhat sad, but sometimes necessary.
Health: I’ve seen so many sides of this coin this year. I feel like I can finally say I’ve kicked my smoking habit. Which has been a decade-long fight. With some encouragement from a couple friends, I took up running, which I hate, but I really enjoy how I feel after and how much weight I’ve actually lost. There is something really rewarding by seeing this:
…And then, I ended up in the hospital. I’m feeling much better, 30 days later, but it’s a slow go. My life has definitely changed this year thanks to my health, but I’m not complaining.
I’m much stronger because of it, and that’s never a bad thing.
Looking forward: I’m not sure what 2011 will bring, and I’m not in the mood to rush it. Life has been pretty eventful for me in the last 12 months and I imagine the next 12 are going to be something to watch. The journey is always worth the trip.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.