Our First Anniversary!

Happy 1st Anniversary to Me, the Type-A Workaholic! ❤

My, how time flies when we’re having fun!  I can’t believe that this blog is a year old, already! If you are looking for a hysterically funny entry, however, this one isn’t it.

Just a short year ago I was sporting seriously orange (and I mean traffic cone/Bozo orange) hair. I had no earthly idea what a turduckin was, and was all about the Honey Badger (because he didn’t give a shit), was really getting into the green screen portraiture in the studio, and was friendly with a bunch of people I have since severed ties with. I experienced the Best. Day. Ever. and am glad that I did, because I don’t think that kind of situation is ever going to present itself again, so I’m glad I was given the opportunity to grab the brass ring and run off with it, even if it was only for one short day.

What is the same a year later? Well aside from the obvious answer (the president):

  • I am still working the day job;
  • My day job salary;
  • I am still married (and there are days when this truly surprises me, lol);
  • I am still not famous, and that’s ok;
  • I am still a photographer;
  • I am still owned by a pack of Papillons;
  • I am still breathing (another thing that sometimes catches me by surprise);
  • We are still dealing with the long term disability people;
  • We still have the same screwed up maniacs living loudly next door (and along those lines still have a house to look at on that side, surprisingly);
  • I still find that youtube video about the honey badger funny as hell…it just never gets old to me, though I don’t play the video as much as I used to, LOL…;
  • I still have my BOHEMIAN style, and apparently you can take the girl away from the bohemian clothes, but you can’t take the bohemian out of the girl, and she WILL find her way back (God love ya, HolyClothing.com!!!).
  • and I could go on and on, but won’t. I am more static than I like to admit, at times.

What is different a year later?

  • I have taken my studio in a different direction; moving away from portraiture, I’m doing more commercial work. In fact, as I write this, I find myself an associate producer and still production photographer for an upcoming movie, which excites me to no end! (And I may even do a blog about that one of these days.)
  • I’m not posting as regularly as I used to, given that I have really had a hard time seeing the humor in a lot of things over the past few months. This makes me sad, because I used to laugh at everything, but sometimes, no matter how you look at it? Shit just isn’t funny.
  • I know what turducken is.
  • I have become much closer to people I was already quite fond of, which has been a major boon to me this year. These people know who they are, and know that I love them dearly.
  • My  hair is NOT red. 😉
  • I have embraced my spiritual side with a lot more willingness than even *I* had thought possible. While it may have cost me some people in my life, I’m pretty much okay with that, given these people obviously weren’t really “friends” if that is all it took for them to cut me loose. I learned that this kind of situation is okay, too.
  • I am starting a novel. I have FOUR , no…wait! FIVE paragraphs completed!
  • I’ve networked with other writers and photographers, and have found that I am among good people. Creatives are the BEST, y’all.
  • I’ve had my heart broken more than once. (Heartbreak is a total suckfest, but I have found that if you have the audacity to care, you’re taking a chance, and some poet {it was actually Alfred Lord Tennyson} said that it’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. Truer words were never spoken.)
  • I’ve voted a LOT of people off my island and out of my inner circle, but those that remain? OUTSTANDING!
  • I’ve gotten slack at keeping up with my favorite blogs, which sucks, but I’ll catch up, eventually.
  • Karen isn’t with us anymore, and I hate that. 😦

So what’s the point of this blog? I couldn’t just let Random Musings’ first anniversary go by without some kind of commemoration, right?

On the lighter side, She Who Shall Remain Nameless has really cut down on her gum consumption, and I am really very proud of her, given I have NOT cut down on my wine consumption. 😉 I have, however, cut down on my attendance at the gym, but I’ve been working DIY projects on the home front which have required a LOT of physical activity, so there’s that. The honey badger still doesn’t give a shit, and I’m good with that, too. I wish I were more like that. Oh, and my boobs are still the same as they were a year back. I hate being at the mercy of the damned insurance companies. I SHOULD have been wearing ridiculously cute shirts by now, but NOOOOOOO.  Thanks, Cigna! 😉

I’m a year older, a year wiser (dammit – sometimes ignorance is bliss), and a little more well rounded (yes physically, LOL, but also intellectually and spiritually), and that is that. I have read back from the beginnings of this blog, when the worst of my worries was how god-awfully bad that henna made my hair look, and wonder where my humor went. I was funny, silly, and sometimes downright stupid, and apparently I am going to have to go looking for THAT girl, again.

So I am off to see if I can’t find that funny girl buried in the corner of the closet from hell.

Till Next Time…

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8 thoughts on “Our First Anniversary!

  1. I wish I could write a novel. Your other post that you mentioned the Warrior dash reminded of a failed comedy screen play I tried to write a while back. A play on words of Mel Gibson’s “The Road Warrior”. I wanted to write a screenplay for a neurotic automobile driver called “The Road Worrier”. After a few gags, it ran out of gas. 🙂

  2. I’m a day late and (more than) a dollar short here, but Happy 2 year anniversary. I really like the theme of your blog. Your positive and energetic and see that glass as half full. Blogs sometimes give license to their respective authors to obsess on the negative. It’s fully enjoyable to read your blog. Did you finish the novel?

  3. Julie, you are the proverbial EverReady Bunny! You get knocked down, stay down just long enough to regroup, get up and go again. You are an inspiration. I wrote a blog in honor of your anniversary.

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