In the past month, I.....
celebrated Christmas with family, a welcome difference from last year, which I spent alone due to work constraints.
Marked the passing of my great-aunt Pearl, an extraordinary woman, at the age of 101.
Rang in the new year with an old friend and a roomful of new ones.
Wished someone who'd hurt me best of luck with everything, and meant it.
Got a new job! Full-time, benefits, regular hours and it's not retail.
Life's a struggle, but the hard times always subside. It's just hard to remember when you're in it. And if I live be 101, I should try to relax and stop stressin'.