I don't know if its the fact that I have been feeling rather ill this week, which is causing delusions, or if I am just too emotional of a person, but I have spent a great deal of time in the last few days thinking about how great things have been going for me since starting this project.
When I began, I don't know if I really knew where it would take me. I was feeling low. So low. Things had not been going well professionally and I was without anyone to turn to. I felt very alone and miserable, and as if I was going no where.
Then I started this whole shebang and here I am. I am infinitely happier than I was a year and a half ago. I have read wonderful things that have truly changed me. I know that I have a great deal more to read and I cannot wait to see the person I will become when I finish this journey.
Most of all, though, is the feeling of community I have now. There are quite a few of you who I am so grateful to know. Through you I have grown to become a much better person. I am more confident in what I am doing and where I am going. And best of all? I have so many people to talk books and literature with! :)
Really, I am so thankful that I started this odyssey, and I cannot begin to thank you all enough for coming for the ride. It would not be the same without your encouragement, cheers, recommendations, and support. I probably would have given up by now had it not been for all the lovely comments and e-mails.
Too often we take the people who are most important to us for granted, so every once in awhile we need to stop and thank them.
So this is for you, dear reader: Thank you.