What Was Waiting For Me…2011
2010 came to an end and I’m still thinking, when did 2010 happen at all? Life the past year past like a whirlwind and I’m still catching up to the ending of it and yet life at the dawn of 2011 is happening ready or not.
The fact that it’s been now over a year since I left Kansas City is a sinking reality that I must already accept. IHOP Miami has been a life boat throughout these months leading to 2011 and there was a great groove I was riding for a while. Then transition started rearing it’s ugly head and turning everything inside out, upside down. IHOP Miami was in need of moving forward which meant, New Location.
It felt weird as time got closer for us to leave our current location and everything was going to have to change. Was I ready for those changes. Honestly…absolutely not!
Then for Christmas till the end of the year we went on a family vacation. It was amazing, heart wrenching, exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, lazy, mundane, frustrating, awestruck wonder…I mean I could on and on just attempting to give words explaining that family vacation. It all ended fulfilled and exhausted.
It felt forever. It was just over a week and yet coming back felt like we’d been gone for weeks. Here’s the thing that made 2011, or has made 2011 difficult to fully welcome or digest; it’s not like we ended the year, came back and went back to life as usual. We came back and everything changed, was different, was new and frightening. For me at least. IHOP Miami was on a momentary hiatus and now I started working for my mother’s company and let me mention- I am NOT qualified for this position but hiring me to take her old assistant savant was a more trustworthy and very helpful move for my Mom.
So here’s 2011. It reared its ugly surprising head only to reveal LIFE -Completely different, scarier, more confusing, less appealing, and emo than I last left it before my family vacation.
We ended the year with a wonderful BANG! I guess perhaps the beginning of the year has to start lagging a bit before wonderful happens…right? …lie to me!
My best friend probably wants to slap me (friend slap or splash a cup of cold water on my face) tell me to collect myself and breathe, it’ll all get better.
As much as I have tried to deny my stressed state and pretend it’s not there so I can at least appear okay and competent, it’s been months far longer than I can remember when I physically with my teeth chewed up my nails and skin around them. Also, only overwhelmed in a corporate office have I seen myself munch on anything I can find in site every chance I can. Last time I worked in an office…4 years ago…
These are scary times 2011. All I’m saying is that I have never ended a new years as amazingly as I did ending 2010 so 2011, you better turn it all around and ROCK! …that’s all I’m saying…
Well bloggers…Happy New Year and may this year ROCK for us all!