Merry Christmas to everyone in blog land.  I wish that I could say it has been the best year materially, but that would be a sad misrepresentation. I can however say that I have much to be thankful for over last year at this time.

     Last year’s christmas was probably the most difficult that I have ever known. Looking back, I see how much change I have gone through these last twelve months with a bit of amazement at myself. A year ago it felt as if my world was ending, and yet I find, that not only did I survive the breakup of my relationship, but that I am a stronger and wiser person for it. I have learned that my hopes and dreams can no longer revolve around making someone else happy. Giving of yourself is in vain, if you are recieving nothing in return, and it still hurts to see how sadly blind I was to it all.

     So here I sit alone this year, a little older, and hopefully a little wiser. If you’re going through the same thing, please don’t feel alone. If friends with happy relationships and families make you want to run home and cry, you’re not the only one. As soon as you’re alone, have yourself a good long cry like me, and remember there is light at the end of the tunnel, and 2007 will soon be upon us, hopefully a better year than the last.