Today is the last day of the year. Since it is sort of traditional (if blogging can have traditions) to reflect on the year, I am going to do the same, but I thought I would put a little spin on it based on what some other bloggers I read have been doing lately. So here you go -- five things about 2006 that very few people know.
1. I spent about 6 weeks seriously contemplating moving back to Greensboro. I looked at teaching positions in Guilford County, searched apartment sites, and spent some time on the NCDOE website trying to figure out how I could transfer my license.
2. My CHD has improved exponentially this year. It is still definitely there, and I will probably deal with it for the rest of my life, but it is better, and continues to get better.
3. I never remember a time in my life when I really felt like I fit in, but this year I have felt even less like I fit. The irony of this is that I have really great friends, and I love them, but I have made different choices, and I am into different things, and I have felt the divide between us growing bigger. This year I have been very lonely.
4. I have become a lot more active in the fat acceptance movement, and as a result, I have gotten more feminist. It is not something I am specifically vocal about around most people, but some subtle things have changed -- the links on my blog, the words I use or don't use, the arguments I get into online or IRL.
5. I have very quietly given up on some dreams that have been a part if me for a long time. I have always secretly pitied the women who reached their thirties and still single. I thought that by the time I had reached my thirties I would be married, and whether or not that would be the best thing for me never really entered the equation. But here I am, and I am as single as ever. in fact, I am more single than most, since I don't even have any relationships to look back on. So I have given up on that dream. I have never been one to go out "looking" for a man anyway, but I have spent a long time wishing and hoping for one. But wishing and hoping take up a lot of time and energy, and that time and energy could be better spent. So I have let the dream go. It was hard at first, but it gets a little easier every day.