This has been a big year for me, during which two of my life-long dreams have come true. First, in February I had the surgery that "fixed" all my medical problems, changing me from an exhausted, dispirited, and likely short-lived woman to one with lots of energy, a new interest in life, a medicine-free existence and a nice little figure (if I do say so myself). It's close to a miracle how much my life has changed in the last six months and I am thankful for it every day. Second, I bought my first house in July. I've looked at hundreds of houses and I love mine. It's cute, full of charm, and perfect for me and Ruffers.
But even before this year, I marvel at how blessed I am with my dreams coming true. I got my Master's degree after years of fiddling around with the idea. I got my jobs in Yellowstone. Even before that, I moved to Montana...my brother moved to Montana...I've have had great friendships...I bought my dream car...got a dog...worked with horses...got great summer jobs that allowed me to visit far-away places...my life is really a succession of fulfilled dreams.
So, what's left? What are my next dreams? The big one, of course, is to fall in love and marry. I want a family of my own. That's what I've been praying about most, lately. Other dreams revolve around trips to faraway lands, meeting back up with friends around the world, becoming a real part of a community, and continuing to make a difference in my professional life. Based on my track record, I look forward to these and even more dreams coming true. Ain't life grand?
And now for the downer. There's new snow in the mountains and I had to close the windows in the house and add an extra blanket to the bed last night. That's just plain ridiculous.
Also, for those keeping track...I love Trident gum.