That's what things are doing.
I'm back in Ohio now. It's good to be around people who love me, but it can be hard at times as well.
Sometimes, when you start getting your life together, people can't handle that and they say things to tear you down. Not for the concious purpose of tearing you down, but because they are reflecting their past screw-ups onto you and because you are making steps to let God make you better. Bettering yourself usually means your friends freak out because they don't want the friendship to change. And if you are bettering yourself, it has to.
Poo on that crap.
People, I came back here to pull things together and grow up a bit, something I never really committed to before but often gave lip service to. And that is good, great even. I am working on a career, which is something I didn't think was for me six months ago.
I am in a relationship with the most amazing man I've ever met. I'm in love. And that, my friends, is a miracle. Everything I grew up with and everything I thought my whole life set me up for failure in this area. But God's redeeming love and grace has tought me that I am free to love and be loved.
And that freedom keeps things moving right along.