December 15 – 5 Minutes Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.
The time at the beach with my parents...so precious to be there and especially with them. They have such a long history there (they spent their honeymoon there!) and what a delight to just spend the time with them.
Time with my parents in general. I am going out there once a month now and our visits include quotidian tasks like paying bills, filling pill boxes, cleaning out the fridge, doing laundry...but we also always LAUGH. How lucky am I to have parents who are two of the funnest people I know, and two of my best friends? Did I know this before? I am not sure, and I surely don't want to forget it.
Supportive friends as I walked through some really tough times. You know who you are.
Working in a new job with a new cadre of colleagues. I have only done this twice before...because I'm old school and stay in jobs for A LONG TIME. This is essentially my third professional job ever, and I'm 45. So that change was huge and has been a blast. I've learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I've also learned how much more I have to learn! Really.
My nearby sister who I don't see often is a great treasure in my life. She's had a hard year and I have not been able to do much for her except listen...but sometimes I guess that's the best thinga person can do.
December 16 - Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?
A friend told me that "It wouldn't make me a bad girl" if I looked at making a big change in my life. Really, she used those words in an email. It was like being hit in the head with a 2x4.
It gave me the freedom to look and see what the possibilities might be. I didn't make the change, ultimately, but what an opening out in the world of possibilities. Thank you.