To each his own. To me my own.

Me love you LONG time.

An extra-long ‘think’ occurred this morning (uh-oh) during my drive in to work. I quickly pulled out my phone and tapped a quick note so as not to forget the subject – this just goes to show how simple my thought process really is. Wanna see what the note said?

I had gone back and added the word loyalty afterwards, because boy that sure could’ve been taken out of context. Shenanigans.

In all seriousness, I really do last a long time. I was married for 21 years (well married 23, together 21). I must say that I stuck that one out until the very end, my friends. I’ve been at my current job going on 8 years, and was at my job prior to that for 12 years. During an interview for my current job, I remember telling my boss that if there was one thing I could say about myself, it was that I was loyal. I didn’t say it to promote myself, at least not intentionally – at the time I just felt it was the most honest contribution I had to offer (okay, maybe it was a selling point). By now, I think he knows I meant it.

I’ve developed what I feel is a personal relationship understanding with my car. She comprehends and responds well to my heavy foot and I sometimes even praise her for it. My little ’04 Mercury has been the best car I’ve ever had, and I really do love her (hold the straightjacket ’til the end please). I can’t even comprehend trading her for another, though I know that day will inevitably come. *sniff*

Next month, I’ll have been in a relationship with Keith for 3 years. While I know that’s not that terribly long, it’s a damn good start. And I personally envision it being many more.

My best friend Angie and I date back to the 5th grade. What does that even add up to in years? I don’t think I want to know. Anyway, I can’t imagine my life without her being part of it.

I guess some would label all this as me being ‘anti-change’ – but I don’t see it that way. I’ve been known to actually embrace change, though I admit said change is sometimes a result of my hand being forced. When all is said and done and you’re in an ‘it is what it is’ situation, sometimes you’ve just gotta ‘do what you gotta do’.

Sure, certain extenuating circumstances can change the paths in your life. I was fortunate to have some things last as long as they did – other paths, well they should have ended much sooner. It took a while to realize that the hand we’re dealt sometimes determines that path.

As for me, I’ll continue enjoying my rut routine. Creature of habit? Maybe. I just like to find me a good spot – pull up a chair, swish my butt around in it and get comfortable. Because that’s just how I roll.

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12 responses

  1. decoybetty

    although I don’t have any of those impressive numbers to back me up, I’m also a huge fan of routines. In fact, when my routine gets thrown about – I get sad. very sad.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

  2. Thanks Betty – routine definitely brings a level of comfort like no other. 🙂

    July 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

  3. A wonderful and openhearted post Bonnie and a good reminder for us all to be grateful for all we have. I loved it and the message as well. Thanks.

    July 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    • It’s true that life is always full of things to be grateful for. Thanks for such a lovely comment, Rick.

      July 27, 2012 at 8:07 am

  4. George Hayward

    With the increasing rate of change and “upgrades” in just about everything, it’s good to read about someone who is a little slower to adopt and comfortable in her ways!

    July 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    • Technology today does make one’s head spin, doesn’t it? Thank you for that, George.

      July 27, 2012 at 8:09 am

  5. I think it’s lovely that you’re loyal!

    July 27, 2012 at 5:46 am

    • Thanks dear Victoria!

      July 27, 2012 at 8:10 am

  6. Bonnie,
    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    http://sued51too.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/nomination-for-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    July 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    • Thank you so much, sued51!!

      July 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

  7. I am also the loyal, dependable type, who endures for years.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  8. I can tell that about you, GB. It’s something that at least we can appreciate about ourselves.

    July 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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