‘High Hopes’ for 2021

‘High Hopes’ for 2021

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing
Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes

Let’s face it 2020 was a horrendous year for many and it doesn’t look like 2021 is starting off any better. I’m still trying to keep a positive outlook and I’m hoping for better things to come. I ended the year with a job change and it still feels like an amazing adventure. Today marked my 60 days with the new company and I’m sure they could hear my smile over the phone.

On the flip side of the coin I’ve been having some health issues and I am still waiting for answers, until then I am taking one day at time and dealing with the symptoms (no it’s not Covid related). Unfortunately, Pet has been exposed to Covid from his roommates and is now quarantined for the next few weeks so no road trips to see him anytime soon. The positive spin to that is now he has more time to get some writing done, thus the reason I had him set the prompt for Musically Ranting.

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

I am not one for setting new year resolutions as I am extremely hard on myself and not meeting those goals has a negative effect on my mental health. I am a person that loves change and a challenge though. So naturally I share those changes with the person I love (to torture) the most! A couple nights ago I brought up the topic of our Rules/Protocols to pet and we are now back in negotiations. I feel that he has done really well at following the rules set for him, so now it’s time to up the ante. I mentioned this to him and his poor heart began thudding faster than a scared rabbit. Poor thing thought I wasn’t happy with the way things are when it is quite the contrary.

So why change things if they are so good? Well, to be frank, I think the rules have gotten a little stale. Pet would be content to live out his days with the ones already in place, but (lucky him) I am not such a creature. I need a little shake up every now and then and what better way to do it. So I’ve set him on the task of creating a few new ideas to add to the rulebook. So far he has three and depending on how the conversation plays out he may end up with all of them or maybe one. I love this part of our relationship- the negotiating and exploring, it sets my wild heart ablaze.

Stay up on that rise
Stay up on that rise and never come down, oh
Stay up on that rise
Stay up on that rise and never come down

I felt like this song does this post justice, I have always had high hopes and I still do. It’s songs like this that I blast in the car and they make me feel good about shaking things up. I realize not many share my love of change and the unknown, but it’s such a fun ride to take people on. Pet has stuck with me for this long, so hopefully some of my high hopes rub off onto him.

One thought on “‘High Hopes’ for 2021

  1. It warms my heart to read you are happy in your job. Yay for always having high hopes, because without hope, we are nothing. I hope 2021 will be a good year for you, despite the virus still being with us.
    ~ Marie

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