As 2012 draws to a close, I am quite thankful, actually. 2012 was a pretty bad year for me. 2013 will be better. It has to be.
Readers of this blog know that my partner/fiance was seriously ill all year, and caring for him became my number one priority. He is not fully recovered, but is better than he was when the symptoms of his illness were at their peak from March through October (yeah, that long).
Other things in my life were rather crappy, too, and my family and close friends know about those things. There are issues that I choose not to write about on this blog. Suffice it to say, overall — 2012 was a crappy year and I am glad that it will end.
I have these plans for 2013 to make that year one of the better years of my life:
1. Marry the man I have loved since April 25, 1993. Yep, on our 20th anniversary, I’ll finally make our relationship legal in our state.
2. Change jobs.
3. My fiance will retire after 39 years of service to Uncle Sam. So deserved. Relief from the pressure of his dysfunctional working environment and awful boss will ease his mind, relieve tension, reduce anxiety, and (hopefully) make him more relaxed and not consumed with worry about “what will they do next to screw me?”
4. Go for some more motorcycle rides for pleasure. I was not able to ride that much in 2012 since I had to stay at home caring for my fiance. I think when his burden of work is off his shoulders, his health will improve dramatically, so I can have more time to ride.
5. Change jobs.
6. Thin the herd. That is, seriously go through my entire boot collection and sell more pairs that I do not or cannot wear. (Please do not go through my website and pick-and-choose what you want. I will make my own decisions, thank you.)
7. Actually go somewhere on vacation with my spouse (by then, he will be my spouse.) We have not been anywhere out-of-town together since 2007. It is about time! While he still refuses to try to fly in an airplane since sitting in such confined seating causes severe pain, there ARE locations that we can get to by driving.
8. Change jobs.
I dunno, there are probably more things on my list that I cannot think of right now. Oh, did I mention, “change jobs” more than once? Yeah, that’s a major priority for myself in 2013. Wish me luck in this tight job market.
I hope you had a much better 2012 than I did, and that 2013 brings you peace, happiness, joy, and many smiles. Happy New Year!
Life is short: look forward, not back.