Hello there, dear reader.
Happy New Year.
I'm going to try and write more this year. That was the first resolution I made. I love writing, but it has been hard trying to find time with two children and my career. That will change.
The second resolution, however, will seem strange when compared to most resolutions made:
I'm going to be more selfish.
You aren't reading that wrong. I'm going to be more about myself and less about other people.
Now this leads to the question a few people have already asked me: "Why? That's horrible."
I have worked very hard for other people the last few years, and, honestly, I have been burned a great deal for it. People I have considered friends have taken my good faith and left. Others that I have moved Heaven and Earth for never said, "Thank you," or showed gratuity. As one of my neighbors put it: "People use you, and you let them."
Well, I resolve to not let that happen anymore. I'm tired of people using me. I'm tired of people telling me that my feelings don't matter. If it means that I'm alone, then so be it.
At this point, other than family, there are only two people I will go above and beyond my means for. Those two know who they are because I consider one family and the other my best friend. Everyone else just has to hope I'm in a good mood and not busy.
I hope, dear reader, that you have a fantastic 2011.