Thoughts, experiences and adventures from a resident of DelSo aka Delaware Avenue South in Albany, N.Y.
Things I’ve learned during my 52nd trip around the sun
Honesty is free, yet more valuable than pretty much anything else.
With each birthday, I feel more compelled to celebrate.
My dog is smarter than I gave him credit for being. Last week during an “intestinal bout,” shall we say, he opened the screen door to the back deck rather than literally lose his sh*t in the house. Good boy, Jeter.
It’s really hard to keep moving forward without ever looking back.
A relationship that is healthy, positive and satisfying sometimes seems like a lot for which to ask. Settling for less, though, isn’t an option.
Maybe I read too many Danielle Steele novels as a teenager, but just once it would be nice to feel like someone fought for me. Not literally, but by playing their A game consistently.
The more places I visit, the more places I want to visit. I can’t imagine a life without travel, or at least the desire to travel.
I have no idea what the future holds and I’m getting better at dealing with that uncertainty.
My sense of loyalty is strong. Example? I’ve had the same dental practice, ob-gyn and optician for nearly 25 years.
Finding a good therapist is almost as hard as scoring a new patient appointment within the next 18 months with a new primary care giver.
A Catholic funeral mass is incredibly comforting. The tradition, complete with words, music and incense, is proof that death has been a part of life for a very long time.
Working to have my outside accurately reflect my inside has been my biggest accomplishment this year. There’s still progress to be made. Isn’t there always?