I like to go back and look at the last 100 days of my life periodically, and judge whether I’m moving in the right direction or not. It’s a useful exercise for me, as it keeps me grounded (somewhat). The best way of doing that is by checking back in my journal. It’s been an interesting time. And a very cold one. I’m getting tired of seeing the snow. I know that it comes with the climate. I don’t have to worry about earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, or giant mutant radioactive flying slugs… my curse is snow. It’s a perfect sight for Christmas. The other 4-5 months of the year it’s just a big pain in the ass, and I find it so discouraging to wake up in the middle of April and see that it’s snowed yet again through the night. “Oh, it won’t stay on the ground long” is what most people say. I don’t care. I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to know that it’s there. I just want it to go away. So that’s been a huge part of the last 100 days (and longer!).
Then there’s school. 100 days ago I was trying to convince myself whether or not I should take the plunge and do all three remaining business courses to complete my degree. Well… here I am… only two days away from starting my first of three exams. In another 10 days I’ll be done. Next month I will officially have that elusive degree. Scratch that off my list.
What else? The relationship turmoil seems to have lessened, as far as most people are concerned. It’s far from being neat and tidy, but one day at a time, right?
Work is still somewhat of an enigma… I can never quite tell what’s going on there with any certainty. All I know for sure is that change is coming. Is that a good thing? Ask me in another 100 days.
And surely.. with any luck at all… perhaps at least a few of those days might be warm, sunny, and carefree…
I think I deserve it.
And so do you.