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Things I Have Learned in the Past Year...

That 2 people, even when you think you know each other really well, can see and experience the same event in *completely* different ways. Like being on different planets, you see things so differently. Weird...

That physical change can come, if you're willing to do the work. Which it is. Hard. Work. But your body thanks you for it later. Even if you have to re-commit, and then re-commit again, because time and real life seem to get in the way of loftier aspirations.

That having one person say "I see you. I see what you're going through. I'm going to help you." can make *all* the difference in the world.

That rediscovering my love of reading actual books can be like coming home again. Like your brain coming out of hibernation, and your imagination winning the sweepstakes.

That turning 40 means feeling better than I ever have before. And that I'm *still* figuring out this "Growing Up" business. *sigh* But I am also more content with myself than ever before. So that's a win. *g*

That I have been blessed with the greatest of friends, and am therefore a most fortunate one.  

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jehane_writes
Sep. 21st, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Glad all's well with you, Irish, and that you're in a good place rn. Us older girls, we know stuff, right? Keep in touch!
irishdf
Sep. 21st, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear. Yes we do know stuff. There's something to be said for accumulated experience. *g* Real life got a little overwhelming there, for a while. But I'm getting back in touch with my loves. (Read: Obsessions.) I'll be around. And I want you to know how very much I've always appreciated your kindness. You are a treasure. :)
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