Yeah. I think I am. I've been meeting a lot of new people, seeing some concerts (Lyle Lovett a few weeks ago and Nick Lowe coming up at the end of August - yay!), starting to do some hiking and just generally feeling much better about things. I look better and I feel better than I have in a long time.
(and I know I need to smile more)
Good stuff on the horizon at work - most specifically the ability to "officially" telecommute at least 2x a week. The new VP of my division actually endorses this wholeheartedly, and brought it up in our first one-on-one. It was all I could do not to weep in front of him. The $$$ and stress saved will be a Godsend.
My beautiful niece will be married at the end of next month. I cannot wait to see her and my brother and be there to watch her marry the man she loves.
I've been able to get rid of a lot of emotional baggage over these past 6 months. It feels like some sort of "switch" was flipped since the romantic debacle in the spring. I don't know if my feelings have been turned off, or my self-preservation shield has been activated. Either way, it's very freeing being able to experience things with a different mindset.
I've had a lot of support from a lot of really great friends (the efforts of an insecure, control-freak former SO to the contrary) and I'm grateful for that.
Cody is hanging in there and enjoying his twilight years. We are looking forward to fall - our favorite season.