It’s too soon to be too optimistic, but I’m liking ’07 already, all 8 or so days into it so far. I finally see light at the end of the tunnel; I just hope it isn’t a train.
For starters, I think I’ve finally started to distinguish between things I need and things I want. The things I need are, naturally, things I can’t do without, while the things I want tend to clean out my bank account. That in itself is a great accomplishment, I daresay. For instance, I wanted to get me a new phone today. Now, I already have a perfectly good cellie that I hardly ever use, so why get another? I was >this< close to purchasing one too, tsk tsk!
Then, confidence in myself at work is at an all time high. I’ve acquired this knack for leaving my clients/customers really satisfied, even to the point of them not wanting to deal with anyone else in the establishment. It’s either confidence & fluidity of speech that I’ve recently acquired or I’ve become a good bullshitter. Either way, it works.
Plus, despite my being on the Bilaz Train® for a minute, I’m not in any hurry to be with anyone else. I’m not saying it’s easy, don’t get me wrong. Ho hooo, best believe it’s not been easy at all! However, those relationships I’ve had in the past helped me narrow down what it is I want in a woman and, more importantly, what I don’t, which follows that I almost feel like J. Isaac in ‘How I Roll.’ Beauty is only skin deep, ladies and gentlemen, as I’ve learned the hard way. Several times.
In addition, I’ve acquired some real good friends who’ve really got my back as much as I’ve got theirs. True friends are few and far between, and I’m real thankful for mine. One too many times I’ve been in friendships that are one-sided, friendships that’ve emotionally bled me dry. Never that, not no more. This is probably a pretty lousy example, but I liken friendship to, say, 2 computers linked through a modem. Through the modem both computers are constantly uploading and downloading data. Both processes have to occur or it won’t do any of the computers any good, knowwhati’msayin’? Such is friendship.
[Now, for all y’all techies, don’t even start reading too much into this analogy, thinking about 802.1g, routers and stuff, OK? :)]
Good luck to you all, and I trust that 2007 will be kind to you. And me.