Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Magic of the Leap Year
1988- Met a good amount of rock bands that year that started the "hobby" for me. (No I wasn't a filthy, whorish groupie!) That hobby got me quite a few friendships with some hair band boys back in the day and I still keep in touch with one of them and still mourn lives lost too soon.
1992- First year of dating the Mr. (We'd only made it "official" 1 week before the new year) We all know how that turned out!
1996- Married the Mr, went to Hawaii and found our passion and second home.
2000- Survived the fear mongering of Y2K and saw the turn of a century. Something to count as a positive. (But where are the silver space suits? Aren't we supposed to be driving flying cars and wearing space suits? Good God, you see how bad it is on the roads, can you imagine the anarchy in the skies!? Maybe it's better that one hasn't come to fruition.)
2004- Lost a dear family member that was the glue. In looking at positives of that horrible experience, it was the year people's true intentions were revealed and we worked on putting effort toward people who deserved our love, respect and time because life if too short to settle for less. Through pain of realizing nothing you do will ever be enough to satisfy others, you realize the only people that matter are those whose intentions are pure, free of ulterior motives and manipulation.
2008- The year we finally got our act together where weight loss was concerned and started doing something about it. There was unfortunately a gap in there of 6 months but picked it right back up and learned lessons that we've applied ever since.
2012- This year may not have started off as the juggernaut I thought it would be where weight loss is concerned but I have to believe I will find what works for us long term because if I don't...well we're not even going to think that way, are we? So here's to wishing for bigger and better things for this leap year!
Do you have any stories from leap year's past or hopes for this one?
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