Every year we strive to be better people than we were the previous year and every year we fail. Ok, I guess I’m only speaking for myself when I say that. Maybe you don’t fail. Maybe everything you wish for comes true and everything you set out to achieve comes through. Lucky bastard.
Fine, I can’t say I fail every year, but over the course of my life I’ve tried to make various improvements via resolution from one year to the next… with mixed results. Things like losing weight or getting into better shape. Or finding a job I love that pays a million bucks per year while only requiring me to work about 20 hours each week.
I have written here in the past about making New Years Suggestions as opposed to resolutions. Suggestions are different than resolutions in that if you don’t stick to them you don’t have to feel any guilt. Not that you should feel guilt over a failed vow to cut back on the chocolate or stop “nagging” your spouse so much. I mean, if they’d listen to you once in awhile you wouldn’t have to nag right? Sheesh.
But for once I think I succeeded in making my life better in 2012 than it was in 2011. Think about three of the major things in a person’s life: their house, their job and the one they love. In each case I made an improvement.
No I didn’t dump my Lady Friend for a younger model…. I’ll get to my improvement regarding her later.
But we did buy a new house together. A house that’s much bigger than the town home we were living in up until June. We’re very happy here and it didn’t take long at all for the place to feel like “home” to us.
I also got a raise at work. Not the big raise I was hoping for (or deserved) but at least it was something. And at the end of the day I like my job so I’ll probably stick around for awhile.
That brings us back to the Lady Friend. This was the last major change 2012 brought me, having happened just last week. We got engaged. Yep, I am going to make the Lady Friend an honest… Lady. At this (ahem) later stage in life we decided a small, very simple ceremony is best for us. And we plan to have it this summer, probably early June.
So I guess 2013 will bring another new change with her too. I won’t be able to keep calling her my Lady Friend will I?
Better start thinking of a new nickname…. Wifey? Ball And Chain? Better Half? The One Who Tells Me To Stop Farting So Damn Much?
Yeah… that one might be it. Thatreminds me… she got me a hilarious present for Christmas. I’ll try to take a photo if it and share it with you next time.