It's New Year's Eve 2013! I cannot believe it.
No, really, I cannot believe I am alive. Abandoned and left for dead by my family nearly three years ago, I am astonished I have made it this far.
As a survivor, I understand how I could. I am strong. I am independent (within reason). I am happy!
Every New Year, I feel like I have graduated into the next level of existence. It doesn't matter if I am rich or poor. It only matters that I am alive and (somewhat) able.
I have my little fur family and we are happy.
Happy is the key word. Without happiness, I would become a bitter, enraged old woman. Why let negative people win?
Some people will always be small minded, immature jerks. With what little time I have left, I don't want to waste a second on someone(s) like that.
So when making your New Year's Resolutions this night make sure to list items and goals that will make you happy. In the end, it's not about anyone else. It is about you.
My advice: be happy.
Like John Lennon said: When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
Thank you for your patronage! See you next year ;)