Today is a strange anniversary day. August 31st is always a day that makes me look back at my past. I got married 12 years ago today. (I got divorced in 1993.) So it makes me look back on the past, on the reasons I made choices that I did. I realize how different I am today. This is a good thing.
Today is also the 5 year anniversary of Princess Di’s death. The significance of that is not so much that she died, but that the Insignificant Other & I broke up – one of many times – shortly after the accident. Maybe the night before her funeral? Anyways, he actually proposed to me later in the month, before my birthday. But he would never set a wedding date, and by January, 2001 I gave up. I figured 3+ years was enough time to finally come around.
It’s not so much a day to think of loves lost as it is to think of personal strength gained. I am a better person then I was 12 years ago or even 5 years ago. I am proud of the person that I have become. I’m thankful for the lessons I’ve learned.