Has this ever been a summer (heck, a year) of learning.

This summer, I learned the value of having lifelong friends, through good times and bad and everything in between. I loved hanging out with RD and his wife Bonnie before I left for Europe, and then enjoyed one of the best Odysseys ever with Suzanne and Kay. In addition to my family, they are treasures! Add to that my friends on social media, and old classmates and extended family that I’ve reconnected with there, and it really is an embarrassment of riches. I’m grateful for it.

I learned so much about the world this summer; about its beautiful spaces and our effects on them. I met wonderful people and established new friendships. What a blast!

But I’d be lying if I said all the learning was pleasant. It hasn’t been.

Without going into too much detail…I found myself regressing to a place I promised myself I’d never go again: the state of being in constant deference to someone else. Waiting to make decisions, waiting around for a return text or phone call, feeling like I was getting the runaround, repeatedly rearranging my life and schedule for the constantly changing plans…ya no bueno. What was I thinking?

Well, I slapped myself back into reality last night, and yanked back control. No one puts Finky in a corner. So, what did I do about it?

Et voilà — an “Odyssette!” I’ve wanted to see this show for over a decade, and last night, I pulled the trigger. Can’t wait. It’ll be a fun opportunity to not only get some Fabs, but also to visit a place the Thriller dearly loved to go. We visited three times, and each trip was a blast, with lots of memories.

As always, thanks to my sister Mavis for caring for Remy while I goof off by myself out West. I love you, sissy!

Hope you’re all doing well. Take care of you.


13 thoughts on “Lessons

  1. Mavis

    It definitely has been quite the year for you! It seems that no matter how old we get, we never stop learning. I’m proud of you for moving on, honey. That’s all we can do in this life. I praise God that we won’t have to do it in the next life!

    I love you, too, sweet girl!

  2. Suzanne

    How dare ANYONE try to take advantage of your kindness and good heart by yanking you around? Lemme at’em I tell you!

    You are going to have a BLAST in LV! Enjoy the feeling of being FREE and doing what you want to do.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thanks Suzi — I plan to have a great time in Vegas, with time alone to think and enjoy the quiet one last time before the insanity begins…love you!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I remember when you went to Vegas — I was jelly — took me long enough, but I’m gonna do it! Thanks Wendelita!

  3. RD

    Your joy on your odyssey vividly came through your blogs. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great time in LV. And, yes, we always enjoy our times with you!

  4. Victoria Pierce

    Let me at ’em sis!! Better not be messing with my sisters head!! Have fun in all you do and don’t stop or wait around for anyone!

    —Victoria Pierce

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Love you sis — my brain fog is cleared out now. You’re gonna hear me roooaaaaarrrrr…

      Katy Perry ;-)


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