Is Life What You’d Imagined, When We Had Nothing Else To Frame It In?
Posted on December 9th, 2010 in Life List, Made In Alberta, Made In Ontario, Mating And Relating, Polyamory, Three's Company
2010 has been quite a year, has it not?
The past 12 months have seen Aiden move in with us and become a part of our family. Then there was another move of epic proportions, taking all five of us, and the two dogs, over 2,000 miles back across the country. Back to Calgary and to all of our friends and family here.
There has been much joy, laughter, and so, SO much love. There has also been pain and stress and tears and moments where it felt as though we were going to rip each other to shreds. Yes, there is always some darkness, but mostly there has been intense happiness.
I’ve renewed friendships, and made a couple of new ones. I’ve crossed at least a dozen items from my Life List, pushed myself to the limits of what I thought I was capable of, and grown as a person. I’ve found myself, lost myself, and found myself again.
Recently I applied for University in Calgary. I haven’t been a student in over a decade, but the prospect of returning to school is thrilling and terrifying all at once. My return to school (and increased absence from home) is liable to rock the boat in a significant way, but we shan’t have to deal with that until well into next year. I know that we shall pull together, as we always do, and make it work.
It’s been a year of change, as most of them are, but this one particularly so. I feel stronger, physically and mentally, than I have in years prior, and that makes the struggle worth it in the end. I want that trend to continue into the new year. I want to keep getting better, as a person, and as a partner, and as a mother.
I want to reinvent myself over and over, and come out the better for it.