What a helluva year I've had! I was hoping that the shittiness would end with 2012 but half of '13 went down the tubes as well. Well, I have accepted a position doing what I love. Selling. In an industry that I love. Aquatics. The catch? It's in Ft. Lauderdale. Yep, I'm headed to Broward county with Volusia three and a half hours in the rear view mirror. This sucks for obvious reasons. My youngins are here. It rocks because my 14 year old about to be a freshman is down there. Why does this shit have to be so difficult?? I'll be traveling back to keep my time up with the littles though. This past year a whole bunch of you have helped me keep regular visits with the kids. Some threw me cash, others made sure I had wheels to get them. You guys have gone above and beyond to help a friend in need. Julie gave me a week in the high desert to decompress, Liz said “I've got a pair of Rush tickets if you can get to St. Louis.”, Brandy showed me what Iowa was all about.........damn, I didn't know it snowed so much there! Brandi saying “I'm broke too, bitch. Let's do $.75 PBRs at Robbie's!” So many things to keep me smiling and to let me know that you all care.
There is one though that has shown me what it really means to be a friend that loves with all she has. I hit rock bottom last fall and really didn't see a way back up. I had no idea how I was going to keep moving forward and she wasn't about to let me go it alone. I had no place to go and she said “get your shit and come to my place”. No concern was expressed about the fact that I was way short on cash. Nor was there any mention of me having my crazy hellions over every other weekend. I always had access to a four wheeled vehicle if needed and never went hungry. Moral support for decisions I had to make was dished without lecturing. A shoulder always there when I was having a moment.
For those of you that know Kathy I'm sure it comes as no surprise to you that this caring soul has carried me through an incredibly difficult time in my life. The dedication she shows in her support of equality for all people be they gay, straight, white, black, man or woman is not a show. This superstar really is like this all of the time!
Kathy is the big sister I never had. She has a heart that shines like few I've encountered in my life. I will still see my kids. I will be working and occupying my mind for a change. One of the biggest problems I'll face with moving to Davie will be that I won't have my best friend in my daily life anymore. That really effing blows. I love her so because she has shown me so much about caring for her fellow man. Something I look forward to in my life as I get my act together is being able to pay this forward. It would make her happy and that is important to me.