Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Look Back at 2007

So many things have happened in 2007 and since I started this blog in 2006. I haven’t been writing much because I have felt overwhelmed and then a friend of mine wrote something that inspired me. My friend Mildred started a blog that you will not see on here but it’s a blog just the same. He wrote that he had started a blog and trashed it and started again and trashed it, and then he said he remembered why he started writing blogs in the first place. He was writing for him. This was his therapy. And then it hit me. I started writing blogs for the same reasons. For those bloggies that have taken the time to visit me, you know that I have not written a lot lately. I have felt so overwhelmed that I have become withdrawn from more than the blogger world. I know that it started around the 1st of November and it continued through Christmas. Here it is January 16th and I do feel a bit better but I’m not completely over it. I don’t think the reasons for my withdrawal from the world are important, at least not in this blog. The main thing is that I’m feeling better and am reminded that like Mildred this is for me. In remembering that it becomes easier to write.

I think one of the most important things that happened to me in 2007 was that I made new friends and became closer with some that I already had.

I had 3 relationships in 2007. I continue to see the White Russian and we become closer everyday. I met Mr. Mustang in December of 2006 and on my Birthday January 21st we became more than friends. Although that relationship didn’t last the friendship did. I tried to be a “Lover” to Mr. Italy and it was fun at the time but I know now that a lover is not what I want. We too have remained friends.

Aunt J and I have known each other since our early 20’s. We didn’t really start hanging out till about 5 years ago and in this past year because we are both single we have clung to each other. She has introduced me to some of her friends and I can now call Playboy and HP my friends. Trick, I’m so happy for you and the Old Man. I would rather be grilling naked at home than out drinking and dancing in the bars. I have known Mildred for about 5 years and it’s only in the last year that we have become like sisters, hence the reason for the alias Mildred.

I met Mr. Drama Battalion, The Chicken Lady, Princess and several others that make me feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts, drinks and smiles with.

I still have some of the dearest friends a woman can ask for. Jewels & Hubby, Jo Jo, Trick & The Old Man, Bull and Mully and Jazz Square, I Love You!

I had the pleasure of meeting and sharing drinks and dinner with one of my fellow bloggie buddies. Sugar Daddy, you are a sweetheart. I haven’t met any of the others but for those of you that are on my blog list then you got there for something more than HNT.

I have gotten stronger when it comes to standing up to Asshole.

I have become closer with my children, Queenie in particular.

I have learned that I can’t fix everything. I can lend an ear, a shoulder or even money but I can’t fix it.

I have learned that it’s Ok to ask for help and if I make a mistake, true friends will forgive.

In closing, I have become a stronger woman because of the lessons that I have learned, the friends that I have grown closer to and the new friends that I have made.


Anonymous said...

I'll fix can just give me the money?

Sounds like you've learned a lot in '07 and it's good to see, from what i read, a lot was very positive :)

Junebugg said...

Someone once gave me a little statue with the saying "Friends are people who know everything about you and love you anyway".

Blogs are for the person who writes them. The hell with what anyone thinks, it's yours, misspellings, typos and all. Write what you feel and let all the pressure off, that's why we're here. Consider us you're own personal cheering section

Anonymous said...

Awwwww Pish Posh Cake...........
Ya make an old man smile. I too enjoyed our meeting. Gave me a great line to use on my boss.
Take care of YOU and come visit when YOU feel like it. We (well I) have been concerned but I really didn't want to intrude.
Look forward to more and just maybe my client in your place will pop for another round of baloney and cheese this year.

sue said...

I like this post... it has such a positive feel about it, and more importantly, it shows HOPE.

(btw - Mildred was my grandma's name! LOL!)

Hang in there, sweetie... we're all pulling for you.