Last summer was spent listening to Bob Marley dreaming about getting away to a crystal beach and never coming back. The closest I got was Surfside but even wading in the Gulf of Mexico was pleasing enough, and let me tell you that is one dirty beach. Now, winter is upon and my dreams of a tropical beach have turned into fantasies about skiing down a snow-capped mountain. Your old friend is back again still chasing my tail running about in circles, but I have made changes and the best is yet to come. I put my two weeks’ notice in today. This spring semester I will officially be a full-time student again. With $1000 saved up in my account for whatever might pop up, I have made it halfway to my goal. I know that this is the right move. Something in my heart has given me direction and for the first time in a long time I feel a sense of optimism. The year 2000 has been darkened with threats about the end of the world, but I see it as a new beginning. It will be a fine millennium.
November 15, 1999