As another year comes to a close, I'm getting a bit contemplative and looking back over the past year and looking ahead to the next.
For one thing, I'm thankful I started doing these thankful saturdays, via Terri's prompting. I find myself being more alert to things to be thankful for during the week. There's really too much to post on these silver lining saturdays, I'll just hit some highlights.
I'm thankful for the light workload I currently have, starting this week, and probably continuing until the end of the year. It's given me time to get caught up on things, including the chicken hunting, and I'm looking forward to a nice break with the family before hitting it hard at work with stuff already scheduled for next year. On that note, I'm thankful for the job and the fact that the schedule is filling up.
This week, I initiated an awkward conversation that I felt was needed. I knew it would be awkward, and it was, but it was good to get some things sorted out with this person. I made myself leave my comfort zone to do this, but afterwards, I was so glad I did. That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger? I feel stronger and more authentic and honest. Now, I'm looking for other ways to push that envelope. Who's next? Neighbor Flanders?
And I mentioned how well our mental dog is doing with her social skills. She's come a long way. Now, if any sort of canine altercation occurs with another dog at the park, it's because the OTHER dog has issues, not China. She is now the happy friendly butt sniffer nature intended.