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Monday, December 30, 2013

The Good Fight

2013 is drawing to a close. And I'm not sad about it. At all.

It's been quite a year. My life changed. A lot. In some good ways and in some not-very-good ways.

I've mentioned that I started a new job this year -- one I thought was going to be great. But it hasn't proven such thus far. It's an incredibly worthwhile non-profit project... managed by a for-profit company. And those two? Don't mix. Not as far as I'm concerned, anyway. The for-profit company, concerned primarily with profits (duh), has managed everything -- from start to now (some 6 months later) -- in a way that has left much to be desired. Everyone involved is frustrated, tired, angry, overwhelmed, spent.

Me included.

I don't like to give up. I don't like to give in. But I'm also at an age where I've figured enough out to know that some things simply aren't worth fighting for.

And I've realized this year that Life is just too damned short to fight for things that aren't worth fighting for.

So I have some thinking to do. And some doing to do.

There's still some fight in me...

Now I just have to focus on a fight worth fighting.

This little guy's going to help me do it.

His name is Rocky.

He came into my life recently, quite by serendipitous accident, when I really needed something to remind me that Life is about fighting the good fight...

And getting up when you feel like staying down...

 And that with hard work and focus, you can love your dreams into reality.

Here's to a new year... a new focus... a new reality.


dianne said...

Dearest Diane, I am sorry that your new job has not worked out as well as you had hoped, satisfaction with one's job is very important.
I won't be sad to see the end of 2013. Too much personal sadness, illness, family problems and worries.
I was also very sad to read about your illness too and I hope the New Year will be kinder to you. I don't know that you can love your dreams or wish them into reality, I wish we could. Perhaps it is possible as a certain Frenchman left a poem in my comments for me a few days ago, though I am not counting on him returning, that is the way he is.
Much love to you and Ryan for 2014!
Dianne xoxoxo ♡

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Much wisdom in what you say. We often feel trapped but, in reality, we aren't; we are just bogged.

Looking forward to sharing your journey, vicariously.

Thank you for the trip so far.