This time of year I usually do a little recap of the year, not only to reminisce but to give me some perspective on how my year went. 2015 was quite the year, and I would lie to say I'm sad to see it coming to its end. It wasn't all bad, nor was it all good. We had our fair share of crap and good times too. I guess the bad has to come with the good, right?
This year, unlike the previous last two, I've experienced less stress... because I had to let go of all my clients when we took off for our Norway escapade. Looking back, that was the best time of the year for me. When I try to see why, the same reason always comes back: I didn't know anyone and didn't have to walk around on eggshells all the time. Weird how I'm realizing this now. I loved our time away, because I was with my husband away from everything and discovering new things/places/people together. There were no expectation, no relationship, no family, just the two of us and we loved it that way.
This year, once again, Postcrossing took a lot of room in my life. It helped me (I'm sure, not to feel lonely and lost in the Arctic). I've met new people, online and through different meet ups. I was about to write it was all fun, but deleted that phrase because it wasn't. This year, I've once again realized how people get easily upset. They get offended by the stupidest thing, and worst thing is when it is in writing. People will read "tones" and intents and rather than ask a question, or to do a perception check, they will get upset. Just like that.
Managing my Bacefook group has had its challenges. Yes, I am blunt, direct, abrupt, call it what you want, but one thing for sure, I will answer you if/when you ask me a question. I've lost members. Some I was happy to see leave, others I didn't really care, and some I still wonder why, since they wouldn't tell me (I did ask). When I ask for explanation I'm told I'm confrontational, so no matter what I'm fucked.
This year (again) we had a water damage, a big fucking mess. We had to move out while the repairs were being done, etc. I don't remember having to pack and unpack and cleaning up the places where we (had to) live so many times in one year. So much so, that when came time to get the boxes for our Christmas tree I was done with boxes and didn't want to see any more boxes. Most likely the fact that we had no snow whatsoever until today might have contributed to my not feeling very Christmas incline.
Can you believe that I've received 337 official postcards and sent 336, of course that doesn't include all the ones I've sent at meets, while in Norway, through games, lotteries and such. I'm thinking that for the new year, I will limit myself to officials only and slowly (but very surely) let go of my group, passing it on to others, so that I can sit back and enjoy the anonymity. Yeah, I think that is what I will do. Do my things and that will be it. Now, here's a good resolution!
Since there is fresh white snow outside, it is now time for my dear husband and myself to go for a walk around our neighborhood and enjoy each others company.
Wishing you, dear blends, a very happy New Year, may it bring you health, peace, love, money and time to enjoy it all. All the best to you and yours!