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How do you measure a year?

While busy saying I had nothing to say, I actually realized that I do have a thought (but just one!).

A lot of people do this at this time of year, reflecting on the past 365, but seeing as yesterday was my one year anniversary at work, it sparks me to reflect on my time back in Mt P.

A year ago, Western was a done deal. My apartment was empty, my keys were turned in, and I was no longer the Graduate Assistant Hall Director of Hoekje Hall. I came back to Mount Pleasant, looking for my center and my created family that I missed deeply. In the last year, I have found so much . . .

-I came back to a town I once lived in, lived in the same building, on the same floor, and everything was completely different.

-tick043 and I will always be friends, whether seperated by a thousand miles or a few feet. It took her going to Arizona to teach me that, and it is why I'm so comfortable with her absence now.

-mister_biv is too much fun to have as just a casual friend. He stuck it out in a Mt P summer, in a situation where I would have gone mad (BCD + me=ICK which we all know), and we had a great time through it all.

-The family that is my group of friends will always grow and change. When I first returned (it's not a comeback, it's a return!), I had a hard time with that. Now, I love it! I personally can't imagine a week without curlycutie, someone I barely knew B.W. (before Western). Who else would I roll my eyes with over Jim, or roleplay being the rope with!?!

-Like most people, I do an excellent job of falling apart, and now I'm getting pretty damn good at putting myself back together!

-I learn that cats can be vampires, too!

Other thoughts are swirling, but I'm out of energy to pin them down. Maybe they will be more coherent by the obligatory end of 2002 post.