|Just resting for a few before I hitch the oxen to my covered wagon.|
I made it, you guys! I made it to year 24. I would like to thank my mother, my father, and coffee for keeping me alive this long.
I feel like I know myself so much better than I did last year. For instance:
+ I am a very indecisive person. Yes, it took me 24 years to decide I'm indecisive. See?
+ I am a hermit and I am no longer ashamed of that. I just want to burrow under some blankets with a book. Most nights, I don't want to go out on the town. I need that time to recharge after a long day at work, and that is ok.
+ Just like Tiff, I still can't distinguish between left and right. At this point I've just given up.
+ I feel most alive and happy when I am playing the piano, writing something I'm really excited about, or traveling.
+ My coffee addiction is going to stay with me until death. When you put me in my casket, you will have to ply the mug away from my cold, dead fingers.
+ I am so much more confident in who I am. I still kind of feel like a freak most of the time, but I can embrace it now. I can embrace my awkwardness and putting my foot in my mouth and my shyness so much better now. It's part of who I am, and if nothing else, it usually results in a ridiculous story.
+ At the risk of sounding like a cheesy self help book, when my friends don't invite me places, it's not a reflection on me. I am no less awesome. When someone ditches me for someone else, it doesn't take away from my value, and I am no less awesome. That's been a hard lesson to learn.
+ No matter where I'm working or who I'm working with, I will still have the world's most awkward dreams about my coworkers, and I will not be able to look them in the eye for several days after.
+ I still don't know what my favorite color is. Some days it's purple. Some days it's turquoise. Occasionally it's green.
+ If you make me laugh, I will love you forever.
+ And last but not least: cheese makes my world go 'round. I've known that for longer than a year, but it needs to be repeated.
Thanks to all of you who joined in the google hangout last night. It was crazy. And so fun to actually talk and laugh with you guys. And now I have to endure a day at work so I can celebrate with my family tonight.