This is my last post of the year. Of the decade, really. I had my little party. Everything is cleaned up, everyone has gone home. It’s just me and the pooch, enjoying the quiet stillness that is always more pronounced just after everyone leaves. I can barely keep my eyes open, but I enjoyed my evening. Friends do what only friends can do – they laughed, they talked, they enjoyed each other’s company. It did my heart good to be able to do the same with them.
2019 was so hard. But at the same time, I had some wonderful things happen this year. Some have been shared, some I keep close to my heart, but the memories and the love from 2019 will carry me through 2020 and beyond. Grief still hangs in the shadows, but I’m able to deal with it just a little better each day.
No New Year’s Resolutions for me this go-round. I’m just going to enjoy every second of my life this year. I owe it to Bryan’s memory and I owe it to myself.
Happy New Year.