I forgot about my blog… but stumbled upon it by accident today, so I thought I’d reflect on how far I’ve journeyed since my last post on January 6. On that day just over 8 months ago, I was happily in a relationship that was over but I didn’t know it yet. I was declaring 2014 to finally be the year I came into my own. The year that I would figure out who I am and what having Asperger’s means and where I want to go in life. And you know what? In spite of the break up that happened in April, possibly BECAUSE of the breakup, I executed my plan flawlessly. I did exactly what I was intending to do back in January. Just with a rockier start than I imagined.
I joined a few new social groups on Meetup.com and found a new and wonderful group of friends to add to my circle. I celebrated my first Pride Festival by marching with my church in the parade, and ran into an acquaintance who I eventually reconnected with at Comfest who turned me on to meditation. He and his friends have been wonderful additions to my circle. Also, I got serious about my yoga practice and found a new place to practice, with the best yoga teacher in Columbus, adding more great friends to my circle.
What a great summer! The “Summer of Me” that I tried to experience every summer since 2012. I finally got out of my own way and discovered how to live my life. It’s been a great summer! I’m thinking about printing up a tour shirt with all the stops listed on the back: Columbus OH, Little Rock AR, Monticello AR, Cleveland OH, Chicago IL, Schaumburg IL, Kenosha WI, Marysville OH…. and likely there will be stops added before the summer winds down (NYC, and a second tour of Chicago and Schaumburg…)
Was it the summer I imagined for myself back in January? Yeah, it was. I used my resources to broaden my social circle just like I planned. I didn’t expect to do summer alone, but as it turns out, I’m not really alone. I have wonderful friends that are taking the time to get to know me, and are just as supportive and invested in me than anyone I’ve had in my life as a “significant other” in recent years, so what can I say?
One day, I’ll find the person I’m meant to be with. Searching for “her” hasn’t produced the right match for me yet. So I’ve decided to stop looking and let the Universe work its magic when it feels the time is right. She’s out there…. I know she is… she is on her way. She just hasn’t found me yet. Until she does, I’m shooting photographs, meeting new people, traveling, enjoying more concerts this year than I’ve seen ever before, and positioning myself for great things to happen.
So, there’s my check-in on the blog. How often will I do this? Not sure… I originally started this as a “thankfulness” blog, because I needed some help finding things to be thankful for a year ago. Today, I’m swimming in things to be thankful for. So I notice them everywhere I look. So, I’m not sure what the future holds for the blog, but if you are a real person who followed me when I was publishing my thankful thoughts (as opposed to someone who followed me simply because you were trying to generate page views for your “how to make money off WordPress” crap) then I thank you for keeping up with me. As always, I live my life on Facebook, just not as much as I used to, because I’m actually living my life. I am proud of the things I’ve accomplished in a short amount of time and hope the next post you see here will be filled with equally good news!