Have you ever looked back over parts of your life and seen the wreckage and fiery crash that was behind you, and wonder to yourself, "how in the world did I make it through that"? That is how I feel about half of 2009(part I:2009). I experienced things I never imagined going through, and during the whole tha-ang, day by day I did what I needed to do to get it done. Now when I look back at all those days lumped together, I have to say that I gave myself a little pat on the back!
I can't credit myself very much for getting through the tough times though, I had a lot of people carry me through it. Wonderful family members, magnificent friends, delicious Diet coke with lime(I'd be cheating if I didn't mention it), and most of all, my loving and kind Heavenly Father. There's a little lump in my throat just thinking about everything everyone has done for me to help me feel loved and be truly happy.
I know I made the right choice that started(or ended, depending on how you look at it) the whole fiasco of Part I:2009, and I feel there have been priceless lessons learned that couldn't come any other way.
Part II:2009 was quite the opposite for me! It was one adventure after the next. After adjusting to being single again (NOT the same as when I was 19:)), moving into an apartment with roommates and into a singles ward (I love it more than I thought imaginable), I have had quite the blast! I am loving doing my own thing, on my own agenda-maybe a little too much... I have been places I'd never been before! I've taken up new hobbies and gained new interests. I've made alot of new friends(one being a little pup named Roxy, whom I adore... possibly as much as her owner:)) and have strengthened long time relationships (i.e. one of my BFF's Sarah moving in with me!).
So 2009, parts I and II, you sure put me through the ringer, but you made it worth it by giving me so much to be happy about at the end of it all.
BUT...I'm still happy to close the door on 2009.
2010 is sure looking bright!