Taking Stock…

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.

Me and Sarah

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:
4.09 Miles
…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.
Muppet Me
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.

5 responses to “Taking Stock…”

  1. Happy New Year to a wonderful friend. Praying for new beginnings and blessings for all of us in 2011.
    Love you, Schnikerdoodle.

  2. I couldn’t have been more shocked than to open this post and see my face! Heavens to Betsy, Nick! But I love remembering that day. On some of the hard days I’ve had since then, the memories have helped me to find my smile.

    Your friendship and your unique outlook on life have been such a gift and have made my life richer and fuller. Thanks for being who you are!

    And I’m believing that 2011 is gonna be your best (and healthiest) year yet, Nick!

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