Do you remember this post about last year's pumpkin?
On Saturday, Mom and I went to a local farm to nose around. While there, I got my big pumpkin (okay, it's not that big; it's a pie pumpkin, but it's perfect for my little house). Once again, I just couldn't resist the little pumpkins. I sought out the tiniest one (believe me, it's small) and made my $0.81, with tax, purchase.
In case you're wondering, thus far, I'm not quite as firmly attached to the little guy this year as I was last year, but I think in general I'm also much less anxious.
But the new pumpkin got me thinking... that was a year ago. A whole year. Think about how much has changed.
A year ago, I was working in the photo lab, feeling no sense of purpose in my life. Now, I work at the animal shelter and feel much purpose in what I do.
I was working on my book daily. Now, said book has been published and is being read around the world, though not in great quantities.
I hadn't even found my church. I was driving the hour up to my college once a month to go to the Anglican church with Leigh. Now, I'm settling in with Mom at the new church... still trying to find a place where I belong, though.
A year ago, Leigh was just starting her senior year and was just an hour away. Now, she's 4 hours away, working, living at home. Those first 6 months or so after graduation are pretty tough, aren't they?
Mom hadn't even thought about me moving out yet. Now, I'm in my own apartment with Elsie P!
We hadn't even heard of the Autism Waiver. Now I'm about to start services.
I was between hospital visits (one was in July, the other in December). I haven't been in the hospital in 9 months now!
So, obviously, a lot has changed in a year. 525,600 minutes. A few hundred hours of medical transcription. About 150 blog posts. A couple of hospital visits. One apartment.
Makes me wonder what next year will bring! Also makes me think that I should have saved this post for December 31st...