My father says that two years ago he would have never believed my life would be the way it is in 2006.
I am quite surprised myself, looking back on the growth that has come from a specific chain of events starting in November 2003.
Two and a half years later I am a lot more responsible after taking ownership for my actions and happiness. That joy has been helped out thanks to a change of scenery and the opportunity to professionally recharge my batteries and discover new challenges.
For years I struggled and sacrificed to win a losing battle at work. My previous employer was a company plagued by bad product, bad lawsuits and a bad reputation. Today I work in a shop that the AP named Outstanding News Operation for large markets in Ohio. It's nice to be finally fighting the good fight.
This weekend I learned that I have officially been accepted into the Cincinnati Junior League's 2006-2007 provisional class. That's an opportunity I am really hoping to take advantage of. I'll learn more about my community, I'll meet some new people and I will hopefully develop some contacts beneficial for work.
And after years of patience, I have finally met a great guy who at the very least is worthy of my weekend free time. I don't want to put too much pressure or anticipate too much about the situation, at the same time, it's great to to be comfortable and confident in a relationship.
Hard work always pays off. Maybe not where and when you think it will, but somehow fate (and faith) manages to reward the people who deserve it.