|So the world didn't end...
||[Dec. 21st, 2012|08:59 pm]
I wonder if anyone can sue any of the doomsayers for the cost of survival shelters etc.
Now THAT would be funny!
So as 2012 runs down toward that limbo between Dec 25th and New Years, I reflect on 2012.
All I can say is, glad to see you go 2012, you've been a pisser of a year.
A quick run down,
7 co-workers had heart attacks, one so bad he is in a wheelchair now.
2 co-workers with career ending injuries, another got lucky and after 7 months can walk on his left leg again.
Another co-worker in a car wreck, messed up his spleen leg and hip, took him 9 months to walk again, just getting back to work now.
My wife's recurring illness which had her go to the hospital so many times I stopped counting at 12. (doing better now, but 2 more operations in January)
My daughter's abscessed tooth, which swelled up of course on a Sunday morning, which meant emergency wards etc, a real fun 6 hours, then the resulting dentist visits. (with an autistic kid, it's always a fight).
My Mother's health decline and passing. (with alzheimer's it's never a fun time, a slow slide into oblivion.)
My Brother-in-law had a stroke, affected his balance regions, he can walk, but can't drive or sail his boat anymore. (he may improve, but it's not looking the best)
And so far, just this week a friend of mine found dead on the floor of his shop when the cops looked for him 'cause he didn't show up for dinner with his wife. (another heart attack).
All this coupled with all the political crap at work, feh, 2012, good riddance you fucker.
2013, it's looking better already, my own artistic output increasing, I am starting a new publishing company, been close to a decade, I actually look forward to the changes in both technology and the markets. it's a challenge, but one worth taking. (if you can't bank on your own destiny, why the hell should other people bank on you).
So here's to tomorrow and the challenge of a new day.
Don't get stuck in the past and let difficulty stop you, it's all really just an excuse, if you let things beat you or cripple you, is it really the thing or event, or your own fears and you use the situation as a crutch to lean on and hide from things, the "oh I would like to, but (insert crisis)". That's frankly, bullshit, you are just lying down and wimping out, unless you are dead, or in a coma, it's all an excuse.
Sometimes the phrase "life's tough, you just gotta be tougher" does apply.
I feel sometimes we are all just being too soft, hiding and running from the bull, instead of grabbing the bastard by the horns and really showing him who is boss.
Well here's to the limbo before the new year.