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Welcome to My 2010

I feel like 2010 finally started. The sun rises, Christmas ornaments shine, and I have been happy…so happy. Thank you, thank you very much (I am waving at you).

It took eleven months, maybe more than that to get where I thought I would have started here. In the end of September during my sister’s wedding, I wanted to divorce— my sick father did not want me to go back to America, my grandmother asked me to take a sleeping pill to calm down— because of my death metal-hubby’s drinking issues and the time it took to find a good job. On top of that, in early October, my company asked me to find a new job, and there were no publications yet this year. I can be on and on about my miserable months.

And then one manager asked me to be her assistant (in a way) in the middle of November. I have been working ok –things are so much better there—so I saved my job. I can pay my rent. Before then, my death-metal hubby cut his hair and has been working so hard as a researcher. His drinking issues have dramatically improved. And then my poems were accepted in December. Step by step everything’s been falling into place, improving beyond that even, and now I can be on and on about recent happy days.

I was drowning, but somebody and something pulled me out from the water— just like my friends, family, writers, and hubby dragged a seine— here I am. I was pulled to the surface. The bright, sunny surface. I wear a bikini. I hope I don’t get sunburn.

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