Tuesday, February 02, 2010

frayed on the sides

Dear Self,

This is to remind you - when you read this in the future - of the things that happened in January 2010.

You started a herb garden on your windowsill. Now you can make fresh mint and tarragon tea. You can't believe how easy it is - you just need scissors + boiling water. MSP eventually killed your old tarragon, saying that its new leaves need to sprout. You are still in shock. If this "new plant" he speaks of does not live, you might break up with him.

Your running improved. Now you actually run on real pavement, not just on the treadmill. However, after doing nearly 6kms in the UP Oval wearing your red cotton "Madrid" shirt, you got sick for three days (swollen throat) and had to take antibiotics for a week. Never wear non-wicking shirts when running, EVER AGAIN.

You went to many social events where you saw friends, old and new. You did a mental list of (a) friendships you will renew and (b) people you will toss. In one of these events, you saw your "first love" and realized that you never really loved him - that he was merely a fad, like baggy jeans. MSP is the love of your life. He is a trend you will love forever. Even though he killed your tarragon.

Business is finally gaining momentum after the long slump. You're still jittery about the future, but who isn't? Happy anniversary to the company you built with MSP. It is now officially 4 years old.

So there - the first month of 2010 was not so boring, after all. Your body is stronger, your is mind clearer, you still have a nice place to come home to, your bank account is on its way to recovery, and you are still madly in love with the
guy who killed your tarragon. You have 11 months to go before the next new year, and nine months to go before you TURN 30. You better work smarter. Life is way too short.



Blogger Onika said...

Hi may we feature your flat?

3:47 PM  
Blogger ennui said...

and you hit your first tennis ball yesterday! :)

3:08 PM  
Blogger ace said...

ooo, nice! i love these letters to yourself. :)

happy new year and happy valentine's day!

4:15 PM  
Blogger mussolini said...

ennui> and my last na yata.

ace> happy valentine's day to you, too :)

9:24 AM  

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