Today is the last day of December, which has proven to be the first bright December in many, many years for me. It’s also the eve of the new year, which happens to be my favorite holiday. It is a time to look back on the past, let go of things you no longer need, and focus on the future.
It’s past time I’ve let go of something. This morning, as soon as I woke up, I took the permanent reminder and set it aside. I’ll never throw it away, because I’ll never forget her or the events surrounding her death. But I’ll no longer carry it with me everywhere I go. I have a future to focus on and, while those events turned me into the man that has attracted the attention of a wonderful woman, I can stop carrying that reminder and still be me.
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope all of you have a safe and responsible evening, and a bright year lying in wait for you.
(And if anyone happens to see a cool earring that would look good on my ginormous head, let me know. I’m looking for something new to carry there.)
Currently listening to: Mistrust the Angels by In Strict Confidence