Another year has come and gone. It seems odd to think that we have started a new decade. It is even odder to know that at the age of 24, I have already seen 4 decades come and go. I was born in the mid 80s (1985) to be exact. Grew up in the 90s. High school and college took up most of the beginning of the new century and 2010 sees me out of school and working hard.
A lot has happened. A lot has changed. And yet many things have stayed perpetually the same. Even though I have a degree under my belt, I still occupy the same room in my grandparents house that I have lived in for the past 22 years. Money is still a problem as is health care and insurance. Bills are numerous and paycheck-to-paycheck living is still going strong.
But there are still many good things. My sister is happily married and expecting her first baby and has a job that utilizes both her Spanish major and her human services minor. I have 3 new younger siblings and my dad is permanently stateside for the first time since I was a child. Good things, really.
Here is hoping that 2010 will see more good things, but dark clouds lurk on the horizon. Money woes, health care issues, social security conundrums. I am not too sure that there are many answers or solutions to these problems, we an only take them in stride and hope for the best, which is hard at times.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I have decided this year to keep a promise I have made to myself ages ago. It’s about time and maybe something good will come of it, maybe not. We shall see what the cards of fate hold in store for us in the future.
Many blessings for a prosperous 2010.