Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Five Years Later

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. Five years...can you believe that? I'm not going to get into the pointlessness of the war or how we're never going to get out of there. What I want us to remember is the military families. My cousin is doing his third tour of duty there. I can't even wrap my mind around what it's like there. What he is going through for the third time. How does he return to "normal" life? {As I write this he just popped up online- his ears must have been burning}.

Too many people I've known have died in this stupid war. Young people with futures. Young people with families who are now left with broken hearts, memories and a bitter tasts in their mouths.

From The L Word "One of the things asked of us when we go to the front lines is that we be prepared to be separated from the ones we love and we asked it from them too fight for their freedom maybe never to come home. And when we do come home we feel blessed. It seems so wrong now to have my personal freedom denied to me within my own country, it seems wrong to watch the person that I love being interrogated like a criminal when she did nothing wrong."

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Belated New Year

Man has it been a interesting start to the new year.

First let me back track to Dec

Dec was extremely busy- I’m not talking about the “busy” that you tell your friends when you want to blow them off. I’m talking about work 8 hour shifts and staying after to work a party. I’m talking about attending two holiday parties in one night. I’m talking about not having any free weekends. Anyway it was crazy. I was so happy to see 2007 end. I did a New Years blog with a bunch oh shout outs to my peeps. I’m going to post a small bit of it here:
This was the year of extremes. This time last year I couldn't the year ending this well; it honestly started out as the worse year of my life and it ended up being the year of achievement. I have never pushed myself harder. I have never been more proud. I learned to trust myself I learned that we all are stronger than we think we are. In 2008 I plan on taking the lessons in 07 and let them remind me of who I am but not hunt me.

My theme for 08 is CAN, DO, WILL.

The most interesting change from last year is that I am no longer single…. In a strange turn of events I’m dating one of my friends. It’s still in the bright new shiny penny phase but I’m having fun and looking forward to the long haul- yep it’s that serious.