What is something that you’re looking forward to?

I have a lot to look forward to this year. Though most of the exciting things to come are not my own to experience – I’m excited for others, and that’s a good thing too I suppose.

Many years ago I used to make/sell jewelry at local craft fairs. It was just something I did for fun, I wanted to create something with my hands. After a while, my interest in that fizzled out. It was too tedious and I didn’t like the intricate detail it required. I was happy to get rid of all my supplies in one fell swoop. I remember I sold it to some girl on Craigslist for $25, and it was easily over $500 of supplies. She was so grateful and I hope that it was put to good use.

Long story short, I’m developing some ideas to do some crafty sorta thing once again. I’m older, wiser and more thoughtful in my planning. My brainstorming is quietly brewing on my back-burner and I hope to free up sometime for a Spring/Summer project.

So yeah, that’s my thing. What’s yours?

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  1. This year, I plan to do what it takes to help Immortal Pirate through his treatments and/or surgery. Whatever it takes to see him through this cancer that he still has.
    At the same time, I have to think of myself and my strengths. I have been this way before (with a sick late husband.) I was grateful for my own strengths that I built up during my late husband’s illness. Not asking for his help, I tackled all of the chores by myself. After his death, I found myself not lost, not helpless, and not weak. I carried on with life. So, my plan is to take care of Immortal Pirate and do all of the chores and take on all of the responsibilities that I can.

    This strengthening is one of the best lessons that I learned in Alanon. The question that was asked of the members (the sad circle of women complaining about their husbands) was, if you find yourself sitting in the window watching for his car to drive up, what would you be doing if you were not doing that? —– Then you do that thing you would be doing. By getting on with life and taking on the responsibility of taking care of myself, I will build my own strengths.

    Wallowing in worry and sorrow is not my thing.

    What happens will happen and it is best to make the most of every moment.

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    1. @ladybarbara With all that you’ve been through you remain such a strong and positive woman. I hope that Jay will continue on his path to healing, he’s lucky to have you by his side.

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  2. I am looking forward to becoming really good at my new job, and being able to operate more on my own in these regards. (Currently, I am in a lot of training.)

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      1. @mamajoy I have a new job… started early jan. Last year I spent half the year unemployed. The first half of the year I worked a temporary contract which ended. (It was lucrative, at least.) (I was not fired, just completed the work they had me do.)

        Now working as a security bureaucrat (basically) at a health insurance provider. Computer security is my field.

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  3. I’m looking forward to drinking gin.
    It’s delicious.
    I hope since I’m starting now with drinking I won’t be toooo careless, as I might’ve been at a younger age. If I do bottom out, by the time I’m at the born-again stage I’ll be ready to die anyway.
    …timing is everything.

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  4. I am interested in coming up with some new “ideas”. By that I mean manifesto like thought systems. Observations. Systems of thought.

    Right now, I am exploring considerations for how the plague we have going on here will change society at a social thought level. How will it polarize and de-polarize our many systems of thoughts. How will it unite. And what will the new divisions look like.

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