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You’ve been good to me really. Much better than I thought you would be. You’ve definitely been better to me than last year’s version of the short month. However, I admit that I am glad to see you go. There is just something about a month that is seemingly dedicated to the celebration of romance. For me, it was just like every other year. It has never been much of a celebration of anything but this year it was a celebration of self-love.

DSC01360I made it a point to start being kinder to myself and making an effort to learn more about who I am and what I really enjoy. It has been about change and getting my life on track. There are new friends, a new job, and a whole lot of creative energy flowing again. Newfound inspiration and a sense of optimism are present again. I couldn’t be happier about that. Of course, now, we need spring to arrive because, I’m starting to get cabin fever from the little bit of snow we have had and all the rain. We’re now seeing flood warnings here in our part of East Texas.

The new job is going well and I am really enjoying the freedom that comes along with it. I get to meet a lot of people in my new line of work. The town is historic and still mostly original downtown just a block from my office. There are lots of little restaurants and shops. It is quite nice. I’m sure I’ll get a chance to explore. I’m really looking forward to the antique shops. I have a few items that I want to find for my space.  I’m definitely feeling like I can do more of what I need to do in order to get on with living. And, yes, that means more living, less existing.

I am already trying to plan for some events in the area. There is a trip I want to take to the Aquarium in Dallas and I have big hopes of going back to the Renaissance Faire this year. I also want to have a new experience and go over to Bossier City, Louisianna to go to a casino for the first time. It seems like it would be fun and I could use a little more of that.

March brings a lot of possibilities. I’m looking forward to being able to buy a few necessary things like a bed and a new laptop. With the Spring right around the corner, I’m actually excited about possibly painting and redecorating my space. And my wardrobe is going to get an overhaul. I definitely need to buy more work clothes.

So, bring on the rest of the year. I am interested to see what it brings.

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