Wow, here we are
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
I've been on and off Sparkpeople for something like a decade. In that decade, I've gotten so much support and learned so much about myself, and have kept the closest thing I have to a diary. I probably need to write more and document more about my life than I do normally, especially these days as it feels like life is changing so rapidly.
There is this concept of the Annus Mirabilis, or a miraculous year, which generally refers to a year in which the world can look back on events of particular marvel and beauty. I think people use this for themselves (or sometimes the converse, Annus Horribilis). Sometimes we don't know what kind of a year we had until it's in our rearview mirror, but it may be that this is an Annus Mirabilis for myself. I've had a few, but this has been remarkable in particular.
I started a business, and it's doing decently well--the revenue isn't where I want it to be, but the growth and learning and reputation have been wonderful. I married the most amazing man and every day just blows my mind with joy--not just happiness, actual joy. For anyone who's read the chronicles of my long-term singleness can probably understand where some of that 'Mirabilis' really comes in given how I genuinely never thought I'd find someone I could really love, let along who loves me back and so well.
There's other news brewing that I'm not ready to share just yet, but I'm extremely motivated to come back to SP because I know how important my health is in order to enjoy my life and get better at everything in it. I want to be present and agile and healthy and absorb as much happiness as I can. I waited so long for so many things, and while my patience has been richly rewarded, I have to continue earning these rewards by being good to myself and others. I'm grateful that SP has been a place where I can sit for a minute and think about what that means, and how to do it.