Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Past, Present and Future

Another year almost gone, I am certainly in a different place today than I was last year on this date.   It’s been a difficult year, starting it alone and on my own, then being forced by necessity back into a situation I didn’t want.     Reconnected with a special someone and lost contact with them all in the space of a few months.   As with many in this economy, I am faced with the probability of losing my job to the outsourcing of much of the IT department to India but 2009 will be the year for that.  

I wish I could say that there was a bright spot out there in 2009, but for now I don’t see it.  

In the world, the economy is bad, the Middle East is in turmoil yet again, we have a new President coming into office soon promising change but the skeptic in my doubts we’ll see any real change.  

Personally speaking, it looks pretty bleak as well but I’m going to do my best to carry on, I’m at that point in my life where I look back upon an expanse of time and wonder why I let it be that way.   And I look forward and realize that, God willing, there is about the same amount of time ahead and I realize that I can’t stay on the same path that I’ve been on these past 45 odd years.  

Dealing with change is hard, creating change on purpose is even harder, but to continue as I have so far is to live an empty life with little joy and happiness.   I am not happy with the man I am and the life he’s let slip by, it’s time to change.

So come on 2009, for me at least you will be a year of change.

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