Or, "I lived through 2001 and all I got were these furry children known as 'cats.'"
Or maybe, "I lived through 2001 and all I got was 2002."
Well, however I phrase it, (and I doubt I'll be leaving Personal Training for the T-shirt or bumper sticker business, although I know you all were just breathless with awe over my "I lived..." sayings above...) I am now sitting here with a clean slate. 2001 was a very long year. Let's review, shall we?
I decided to take each month and state the "best" and the "worst." And where I could, I put a corresponding link to an LJ entry.
The BEST: Sledding on the endless hills of the golf course down the road.
The WORST: Discovering how much I LOATHED my job as the Director of Marketing and PR for a software company.
The BEST: Making the decision to learn to become a Personal Trainer after being truly inspired by my own trainer.
The WORST: Getting laid off from said hated job.
The BEST: Starting my Live Journal.
The WORST: Job hunting.
The BEST: The arrival of my new KHS Flite 800 road bike.
The WORST: Still hunting for a job.
The BEST: G hooking me up with freelance work at her company.
The WORST: Having my LiveJournal get discovered by my psychotic ex.
The BEST: Getting together with my exgirlfriend's exboyfriend.
The WORST: Meeting someone who has the potential to be "the one," but knowing it's impossible because we're at very different places in our lives.
The BEST: Meeting Monica.
The WORST: Having to deal with f*cked up people at a supposedly healing event.
The BEST: The arrival of baby Mia!!
The WORST: Hurting someone.
The BEST: Monica's visit.
The WORST: The discovery that my psycho ex was suing me over a mattress.
The BEST: (but leads to next month's WORST) Meeting Tara.
The WORST: Monica fading away.
The BEST: Getting to know Tara's Mom.
The WORST: Experiencing the most incredible heartbreak in my entire life.
The BEST: The arrival of Mia's little sister Cora!
The WORST: Monica and her ex.
And now here I am... after a rollercoaster year, I'm optimistic that 2002 will be better... I've learned a lot during 2001... my hope is that those life lessons that came about can make for a happier new year.