Building Myself a Bridge and Getting Over It

Although situations can be good, bad, or ugly, there is something to the old saying that life is what you make it.

On Friday, there was a party for one of the girls that I blogged about as not being particularly nice to me and a big part of me didn’t want to go… but there was another part of me that did want to go.  It sounded like fun.  And she is also the type of person who brings the party, which is well, fun.

And when I say there isn’t a lot to do here; I am not exaggerating.  Think of living at a very small retirement home that is featured on a reality show – that’s the ‘Kou.  That’s why everyone travels during even the shortest breaks… nothing to do.

The party was at this Japanese restaurant followed by some Karaoke which I thought I would just watch.  Singing in the shower is much different than singing with people you work with.  I am just gonna cut to the chase. I am going on record to say that I should have been a rap star.  I killed it.  In Spanish (gracias Pitbull) and English (I heart you Jay-Z).  I did a bit of singing, mostly duets, but the rap… honestly, I was on fire.

And the best part of it was; I felt so good because for the most part, I know who I am.  Yes, I am a work in progress, but the freedom in not worrying about this or that was liberating because I think I just got caught up in it all for a moment.  Put it this way, I actually had a teacher mad at me recently (stink eye and snide comments included daily) because her husband, who happened to be drinking at the same bar as I was at with other people chatted for a bit… and he got home late.  That’s a true story. So yes, it’s just stupid but living in a fishbowl can do that to a person… but thankfully, something clicked inside me and I am focusing on other things.

And let’s be honest, who knew this Polish girl from So Cal had such mad skills?

So now I am planning a trip to Vietnam with my Asia BFF Jen and her family.  Should be fun and relaxing. I just downloaded the book Long Way Round written by the first man on my list, Ewan McGregor.  There should be some sort of motorcycle/scooter place there and I am all over it.

Life is good.


  1. Susan Wachowiak

    Claire “Rapper” Wachowiak???? Has a ring to it!

  2. Debi Mauricio

    I did not know we had Ewan in common. We should talk sometime. 🙂

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