Well, it's been well over a year since I've updated this thing. Let me catch you up a bit. I now work somewhere not called the Dollar Tree and I love my job. It is, hands down, the best job I've ever had. I am an uncle twice over, to two awesome kids. I still terrorize the roads of Pocahontas County with the Smart FourTwo. I'm now a year shy of the big 3-0, just doesn't seem like that's possible. I'm living with the lady friend, and I'm really loving it. I'm getting a lot more opportunities to use my art abilities, which is really awesome. Aaron and I have now been to three NASCAR races together, hoping to add three or four more this year as well. I still have too many action figures, or at least Aaron feels that way, hahaha...
Life is good. I love everything that's going on right now. I still maintain that having a positive outlook really does make a huge difference in how you navigate through life. That's not to say there aren't still going to be hard times, but living that way helps you weather the hard times a lot better. I'm extremely lucky. Two and a half years ago I was given the gift of starting over, and I feel I've made the most of it. I'm living where I've wanted to be, I have my family nearby, I have a terrific job, and I have the most amazing woman to spend my days with- Aaron really means the world to me:-) And it's due to embracing positivity! I know some folks in my circle have had issues with others in that same circle here recently. You, and only you, have the power to rise up and above all your petty issues with each other. No one is saying you have to like each other, just deal with the situation at hand. I will admit, I'm not a fan of some folks, especially seeing as how we have opened our arms (and one person has opened his wallet) and tried to make an outsider one of us- but I don't let them infiltrate my life and sway my feelings towards them or anyone else. I acknowledge they exist when needed, but otherwise leave them alone. You have to do that too. Be the bigger person, and even though it is hard, of you have to acknowledge them, try to dig down and find some positive aspect of them.
Well, more than a year apart and still posting preachy blogs, hahaha... Heed my words, folks, it'll make life easier for you and those around you. Till next time, peace.