Goodbye 2010, HELLO 2011!

As 2010 comes to a close, I cannot help but reflect on all that has transpired. New house, new (to me) car, new opportunities on the job (praying for a promotion in 2011) and strange challenges – like the routine annual checkup I had a few weeks ago.

I left the place after the checkup, thinking nothing of it. Less than one week later I received a call from my primary physician to stop by to pick up a prescription to GO BACK and redo the test! (Huh?) I tried to calm myself down by saying “Maybe they’re just checking on the issue you had a few years earlier that was resolved. Maybe they just want to confirm.” When I went to pick up the paperwork and noticed it was NOT what I thought, I indeed started to panic. Just a little. So I procrastinated in setting up the follow-up visit because they could end up telling me something I didn’t want to hear. Well, two days before Christmas, I bravely walked into the place, redid the test, sat through another test and the radiologist walked into the room with a warm smile and his extended hand (for a handshake) and said “Everything is fine! See you next year.” I could have hugged AND kissed him! (He was old enough to be my grandfather, I think….)

So this year has been interesting. But what I think has kept me intact is my inner circle: My grandmother, who calls me at least once per day; my dad who lives 2 minutes away from me but checks in by phone constantly; other friends who respond with inbox messages to my facebook status updates when they sound “weird” and phone calls from other close friends when they KNOW I need to hear their voices. And I can’t leave out my biggest supporter: GOD. Yes, God. He has been with me from the moment I was conceived until now. My life’s journey has been kinda rough, but I’m still standing.

So, here’s to 2010 – because it’s been a blessed year – but definitely HOORAY for 2011! I can’t wait to see what lies just ahead!

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