When I was married (and foolishly naive about the security of my relationship) I used to think that Valentine's day was an overrated commercial venture. Now that I have been single for many years I see things a little differently. Perhaps it's because my divorce became final on this day and for many years I grieved and felt betrayed, but I see the sadness in the eyes of those who have recently become separated as they see others celebrate what they don't have and my heart goes out to them. As for me, I now celebrate my freedom.
I'm very grateful that I can play the radio on my computer at work. I am tucked away in an office and it feels quite isolating some times. This is a particularly busy time of the year and so I spend a lot of my time in my office doing paperwork. It's been quite nice to be able to just have the radio on in the background and I haven't felt so cut off from everyone. That means that I haven't wasted time popping out for chats and I've accomplished a great deal as a result. A good day!
Each time a month comes to an end I marvel that it is over, and this one's no different. I seem to blink these days and another week, month, year flies past. I've noticed other things with the changing years - I'm becoming more self-assured, more comfortable, and surprisingly more reclusive. I still like people and I really enjoy getting out and doing things, but I'm no longer driven by my need to be around people, or at least not to the same degree. It's a strange but very good feeling. It indicates growth, strength, self reliance and I'm pleased.