Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:My fellow board members, tell me - five things in your life that make it pretty damn good.
1) I've got great, supportive and loving friends and family all over the country (and some overseas). Not a single family member has ever said anything negative about the fact that I'm gay. And I know that there are so many people I could call on if I ever needed help and would receive it, no questions asked--and hopefully they know I would do the same for them.
2) I've been very lucky financially--from grandparents on both sides of the family who invested in my college from the day I was born, I received my degree debt-free, and still have some money to put toward grad school. And parents who have given me financial support even when it wounds my pride--paying for health insurance when I couldn't get it through work, continuing to keep both my brother and I on their phone plans to cut cost, helping me save on car insurance, etc.
3) I've had many opportunities to travel in my life (all up and down the east coast and parts of the midwest, to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, to Italy, to the Netherlands, to Bermuda, to Toronto and Montreal), along with enough schedule flexibility to be able to take short trips whenever I want.
4) I am in good health, despite not having access to preventive health care for the past five years or so. And I've begun to take steps to be healthier; now that it's actually still daylight out when I wake up (night shifter, here), I've been going running and getting out of the house like I did in the fall. And now I do have health insurance that can give me access, and must take advantage of it. I am even doing well mentally, and I still have my intellect, despite years of disuse
5) I may have moved to my new home for the sake of love that didn't last, but I'm lucky that she and I are still good friends, and that we live with other good friends, and that I happened to follow her to a city full of opportunities for school for me. All in all, Boston is a better place for me than rural south central Pennsylvania, and I'm grateful that circumstance took me here and that, so far, I've been able to afford it.
NobodySpecial wrote:5) That there are songs out there that can destroy me like this one. Especially the ending of it, knowing the history between those two. Iesu Christos.
Thanks, Nobody...I just had a loud, emotional sing-along by myself (although, I must admit, Fleetwood Mac sing-alongs are also fairly common in my apartment when my roommates are home).