Wednesday, June 27, 2012


This post brought to you by Mamakat and her (almost) world famous weekly writing workshop! This week, I chose the following prompt:


Last year, I was not blogging.  I had a blog. I just wasn't posting. Last year sucked.

Last year, I was living in an apartment over my best friend's and my other best friend's (her husband) garage. I am no longer friends with one of them. That's a bad thing. I am still friends with one of them. That is a good thing. In fact, it is one of the best things I have ever done, standing by my best friend when things sucked.

Things sucked for a really long time. They still kind of suck, but less.

I'm better, now. I've moved to a new apartment. I'm starting to put my life back together. I'm starting to feel like myself. I'm blogging once again. That's a good thing.

One of my best friends is getting better, too. Putting things in order. Starting to move on. That is also a good thing.

One of my former best friends appears to be getting worse. Things look like they are spinning out of control. Living in a fantasy world of sorts. That's neither a bad thing nor a good thing. It's just this weird thing we call life.

In these blog posts, we pour out our hearts and try to extract a nugget of wisdom from life to share with the world. But oftentimes, life is just too big, too complicated, too confusing to concentrate into that one small but powerful lesson.

Sometimes, however, life is exceedingly simple and clear: I stood by my best friend when things sucked and it is one of the best things I have ever done.


Betsy said...

Standing up for people is tough. It's even tougher when you're standing up against a friend. But sometimes it needs to happen. Good for you!

Scargosun said...

You've had quite a year. I am glad things are less sucky. Standing by your friend was a wonderful thing to do. Maybe someday the other friend will come back to earth. Fantasy can be fun but too much is like eating only sugar. It will rot things and the ups and downs are worse.

Jen said...

Sometimes, its good to look back just too see how far we have come.

Nice post. I am glad things have gotten better.

Stopped by from Mama Kat's.

Carolina John said...

Sticking by your friends and having friends that will stick by you is one of the best parts of life. Good call, and I'm glad it's getting better.

Jennifer Gills said...

Good for you, sticking by your friend! Glad to hear life is sucking less these days and that you're blogging more!

Cathy said...

Sounds like you're on the right track.

Things sucked for a really long time. They still kind of suck, but less.

That's the story of my life in two sentences.

Nicki Garcia said...

I really enjoyed your style. I am happy things suck less...another way to say things are better today than last year.

Hope from this point on out life just gets so much better.

Blissful Love,

Nicki G. The Blissful Wife

Sharing love from MamaKats.

Maureen H said...

That's what true friendships really are that we stand by the friends that we love. Big kudos to you and here's to a more amazing year for you up ahead :)