As I sat snuggled on the couch with my husband watching Glee on the computer (not to ruin a cute opening line but in case you were wondering, we were watching the replay on my laptop because The Baby keeps erasing shows from our DVR!) I started welling up as New Directions sang Don’t Stop Believing.
I realized in that moment where we were a year ago when we saw this show for the first time. Quite simply, we were at rock bottom. We sat in a new house, in a new town, with a new life full of new responsibility and absolutely no money to live it. That little sneak episode of Glee brought us some much needed joy and the chorus of that song stood as a reminder that it might not be too late to peel ourselves off the financial floor we had traveled to.
I have had the occasion lately to reflect a lot on our journey over the last 12 months. It has not been an easy one. We have had to face some demons. We have had to own up to a myriad financial mistakes. We have yelled and sulked and cried and thrown up our hands in despair. Yet just like our fictional friends of McKinley High, we have not stopped believing. We have committed to the idea that hard work will eventually lead to success-no matter how big the obstacles in your way. We have made a plan. We have made sacrifices. We have endured set backs and learned to celebrate even tiny victories. We have begun the work of making ourselves right. It has been a long, hard year but lately we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We may not be champions yet. Certainly we are not first place, but we have bought ourselves another year. And we didn’t even need Sue Sylvester in our corner.
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