Copy and Paste if you have enjoyed the blessing of meeting people online that you never would have met any other way. This is an end of the year shout out to the many friends I have never been in the same room with but who have inspired, amused, comforted, encouraged, and touched me in so many ways. Here's to another year together.
I want to thank you all for your encouragement and support throughout the year. I’ve been blessed to actually meet a few fandom people in person (the awesome jamie2109 in Australia and the wonderful fabrisse in Washington DC, and have spoken extensively to the_callum in Berlin (although we haven’t met yet, we will someday, my twin).) Nonetheless, I will likely never be in the same room with most of you. However, you have inspired me and encouraged me and “listened” to me. I’m not the most “open” of people and have difficulties in expressing my emotions, especially when I’m down. But whenever I have gone on a rant, my awesome LJ friends have been there. I thank you all!
As an aside, my job officially ended last Wednesday. While I have no idea what I’m going to do, and am a bit worried (okay, a lot), there’s a part of me that is giddy with relief that the job is over. There were times, especially over the last seven months or so, when I would be sitting in the office at 11:00 pm or later, the only person still in the building except for the cleaning crew (and they were on the way out), with several more hours of work to do, and thinking to myself, “This job is killing me.” Not a great thought, really. It’s not that I mind working hard, or working late. But… working hard and late ALL THE TIME with no appreciation, knowing that your days were numbered at the job, and having the bosses you work for not appreciate anything you did got to be a little grinding. I essentially worked for two men – one would pile on more the twice the amount of work than what he was supposed to and then he would leave at noon while I was stuck there until after midnight and working weekends, the other would complain (usually behind my back) if he disagreed with my work product, refused to speak to me, and would sneer at me when I dropped off the work. Yeah, it was pretty damn crazy and unpleasant.
And now it’s over. I’m okay with that. Really, I am.
But you all have listened as I bitched and been there as I whined and encouraged me. And read my fics (which makes me happier than you can know). My dear flist – you are AWESOME. Thank you all.
May each and every one of you have a great year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!