by Jodifur on March 26, 2012

For some reason I’ve been thinking a lot about last Spring.  Last Spring, I was in tears, counting down to the end of Kindergarten.  This Spring, I never, ever want first grade to end.  I’m dreading finding out who Michael’s second grade teacher is because no one could ever be as good as his first grade teacher.  No year could ever could compare to this.

Last year, right about this time, I walked away from a group of friends.  A group of friends that I thought I would be friends with forever.  That had been a part of my life for 6 years.  But for reasons that don’t matter anymore, I walked away.  And it hurt, for a long time.  And then  it stopped.  And now, I have surrounded myself with people who love me for me.  And I am happy again.

I lost two freelance writing jobs last spring.  And that was hard.  But all of a sudden I have so much more more time for other things.

I am 15 pounds lighter, both literally and figuratively.  I can run longer and faster than I ever thought possible.  And this weekend, when I spent time with Corey and his lovely family, and they said “wow, you are so thin” I didn’t say “no, I’m not,” I smiled and said “thank you.”  I’m learning.  It took a long time, but I’m learning.

Sometimes, from the bad comes the good.  You have to let go, to let in something new.

And you never know when the next good thing is going to come round the corner.


M&Co. March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m so glad!

Roberta March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

LOVE this!

D. March 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

Indeed it does. Glad so much good has come to you in a year’s time.

Corey Feldman March 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You looked fantastic Jodi. And it was so much fun having you all over. I was impressed given the age difference how well Micheal and Joshua played.

Dawn March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Oh, just congratulations on, well, everything and I just want to hug you so hard and cheer with you. And here’s to Michael’s second grade being just as awesome as first has been!

Mel March 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Love this post.

I too am someone who mourns the end of a friendship, but I do believe there are some that are meant to continue indefinitely and some that are meant to be in your life for a short period of time and then gone. Not with a bitter breakup but with more of a quiet parting. Those are the ones I feel letting go of but remembering fondly.

April March 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I tend to think that life is what happens in between the sucky parts. Or maybe because of the sucky parts? Either way, glad you’re in a better place this spring!

Hope March 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Go you!

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