I created this blog to talk about my Pack adventures. I find writing to be a stress relieving outlet and I enjoy it.
As it happens, my best friend in the whole-wide world got sick. I spent four months attempting in vain to beat an unbeatable condition - using this vehicle to somehow make sense of it all until the very end. Then, it became a safe place for me to mourn and basically feel sorry for myself over the course of the next 12 months, subjecting the blogosphere to my bitter and whoa-is-me battology.
But I am more than that.
My Pack is more than that.
And Riley is a happy memory.
I've since earned a BS in Business Management and an AA in Accounting. The loans of which have resulted in the basic undoing of my social life, but I digress.
My beautiful, intelligent, unique, creative, inspiring, athletic, outspoken, silly little Bird is graduating from High School. In less than two weeks! She has espoused her place on the Autism spectrum, and, through understanding Aspergers, she has come to understand herself. Watching her mature and offering guidance during this next phase of her adolescence will create a new paradigm for us both.
D1 and I are officially divorced. And I genuinely wish her and her current brood the best.
I am still completely in love with my job and I could not ask for a better boss. Problem is I worked in earnest on my degrees and have not challenged myself professionally in nearly ten years. Fervently, I'm emerging from my little cocoon on Lake Washington to avail myself new opportunities.
Loki, as super puppy and beguiler, has completely won me over. He's smart, energetic, fun, trainable, a fantastic ball player, a superb swimmer, and! he thinks I can do no wrong.
There is a Somewhat Significant Someone in my life who has helped me redefine what friendship is and what "it's complicated" means. I'm cool with how we interact in the world, although I admit it has taken me some time to not feel as though we're in the closet. Assuming she isn't actually ashamed of me, I'm happy.
So. Here we are. I think that's a good start, don't you?