Sunday, January 1, 2012

Should Old Acquaintence Be Forgot

Harry: [about Auld Lang Syne] What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. I mean, 'Should old acquaintance be forgot'? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?
Sally: Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it's about old friends.

We rang in the new year with friends both old and new, and as midnight fell, I realized how much I learned in 2011.  I don't make resolutions on New Year's Eve.  It's too easy to break them.  But one resolution I made, and continue to make, is to live life with as much gratitude and fun as I can possibly muster up.  I spend more time on Facebook than I should, but it reminds me of how lucky I really am.  I am living life on my own terms.  I'm following my dreams, and I'm continually renegotiating with myself what it means to be me.  I see many of my old friends trapped in a cycle of misery, and that could have been me. 

Had I not made the decisions I did several years ago, had I not stepped off the cliff without a secure safety net, I wouldn't be where I am today.  I took a big risk and it has paid off beautifully.  2012 may bring another big risk, and I'm ready for it.  I'm ready for the next big adventure, with my best friend by my side, and friends old, new, and yet to be discovered.  Cheers!

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