It has been a strange and interesting start to a new year. Things that should make someone insane have made me more relaxed and happy that I have been in years and then other things continue to make me stressed. First of all I got fired from my job that I have had for over eight years. Yes, yes it is insane and I should be so upset and worried and stressed but since my job made me upset and stressed on a daily basis I am actually happier than I have been in years. I have a ton of prospect already and I think that 2005 will be the year for new beginnings and I am so happy and relaxed. Everything, except for one thing seems to be coming together and it is a wonderful feeling. It is very hard to leave somewhere you have been for over eight years. For most people they have established relationships and friendships and it is hard to break those ties. More important to me was the fact that I had three weeks of vacation and I got all of the two weeks of Mardi Gras off every year. Well no big deal. I have worked through Mardi Gras more than not and I can do it again no problem. After everything that has happened I still keep thinking that I am crazy for feeling so great when a normal person would feel so bad but of course I am not and never have been normal. Well enough about that.
Yesterday I went to the annual rehearsal for one of my Mardi Gras organizations. Rehearsal is an event in which we go through the process of what we will do when we present our tableau to our guest at the ball. It is normally a fun and exciting event. (TO SEE THE REST OF THIS STORY AND THE PICTURES CLICK ON THE TITLE LINK.)