I am feeling an urge to write. And be happy about it, darn it!
I am not an unhappy person, but the last few posts betray me as one. I had a great conversation about reading with a new friend yesterday over a frozen yogurt. And I’m so glad that I did. I got lost taking her home doubling the time it would normally take, and I was totally fine with it, because I got to speak with her more. And I got lost on my way home, but I decided that I couldn’t be mad about it because there was no traffic, and I would be home at a reasonable hour still.
You may wonder why I’m in a better mood. I am making a conscious effort to stay positive, firstly. Secondly, I have been able to spend quite a lot of time with E, but not so much that we’re on each other’s nerves. And thirdly, I am making time for myself away from computer screens each day to read. Also, I saw a friend or family member that I haven’t seen in awhile almost everyday this week. That is to be celebrated.
My new read is Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Complex characters and a story that a lot of people can relate to drive this book. I am not so far into it to say I love it, but I like it significantly more than the last two books I read, and am motivated to learn more of these characters.
Again, thank you for bearing with me through that difficult time. I am channeling that Positive Patty I resolved to be in 2011.