i thought for a long time that i would never change, that i would always be the needy person that i had been since i was a child. i am glad to be able to say, here and now, that i am no longer as needy as i had been. i still have needs, just like anyone else, i am no longer focusing solely on those needs. i have begun to focus my energy on the needs of another. this is very different and difficult for me, but i am enjpoying it all the same. my priorities have shifted to include another human being, and some of my furry companions as well. this is a very new and unique position for me to be in and i'm not sure if i am happy or not. all i know is that i am not nearly as depressed as i have been during this time of year in the past. who would've thought that i could change after all this time?