Happy Friday Friends! It seems like it was just last Friday and I couldn't believe the week had went by as quickly as it did. Guess what? Another Friday is wrapping up and I can't believe it, another week down 42 weeks down in 2012 to be exact, 10 weeks left and we'll be in a new year, can you believe it?
Unlike everyone else out partying on a Friday night after a long hard week I'm sitting at home enjoying the quiet of an empty house and the rain outside with the windows open. Oh and gangland playing on my TV, don't judge.
I could make a typical post about Dear Work, Dear Traffice, Dear Big Ass, I don't have time nor do I want to bore anyone on the typical Friday post. Instead let's discuss one of the many lessons I've learned this year.
Here's a one of my 2012 life lessons:
Your boyfriend can turn into a best friend long after you've broken up- My ex boyfriend and I have what spans 8 year worth of a relationship from being my first love, my first long relationship etc to first person I run to when my life's a mess, first person I run to when there's a death, first people I call to vent about my new dating life. Yes, it's true I will always love him but that love is much like I have for my brother, I support him and wish he finds someone that would make him happier then I ever did but more importantly I'm so blessed he was ever in my life. Back in the day when we first met I wasn't even 17 and I liked his friend. Eventually, after months of talking I met him where he was working part time and we switched numbers and talked on the phone and for almost a year we talked on and off until eventually we became a legit couple. The next 6 years of my life were a mass of heartache, loss, growth and change. My ex was even a pallbearer for my mother despite the fact that we weren't talking nor together when she passed away. I've come to the decision that despite we are both good people we weren't good together but that doesn't change the fact that when I do meet Mr. Right, he can thank my ex for putting up with all my bratty, selfish, immature and trying times.
You never know when someone will have a huge impact on your life or just play a small supporting role, we have no real control over who stays and who goes and sometimes best laid plans become the complete opposite of everything you ever thought. Some of my closest friendships (my ex included) have a less then perfect past, but hell my past is far from perfect.
So my thought for this weekend, be thankful for every person in your life, tomorrow isn't promised to anyone. I'm blessed to have had amazing people in my life. Some that have always been there, some that only stayed for a short time. Everyone has taught me, tested me and ultimately helped me on my way.
Oh and I have an amazing new opportunity I cannot wait to tell everyone about! Post coming soon!