It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone.
2012 was, without a doubt, one of the most challenging & rewarding years I have ever faced. In the past 14 months, we have done the following:
- I left my job of 6 years & started a new job
- I started writing for Babble
- Doug lost his job
- Doug started a company
- I was fired 10 weeks later & stayed home with Harrison for 3.5 months
- I started working from home with Microsoft
- I started working at SAS
- Harry started daycare
- Harry & I moved in with my parents for 5 months to cut down the commute
- We sold a house
- We bought a house
- Harrison started & graduated speech therapy
- We did a major landscaping renovation right as the holidays began
This summer, I said many times that all I wanted was to feel settled by the end of the year, both in our home & in my job.
Today I sit in our house with the laundry rolling & fresh muffins on the stove & yes, we are completely settled in here. This house feels more like home than our other one ever did in the five years we lived there. My biggest hope for 2013 is that I will have a permanent offer from SAS, but for now I’m still getting butterflies of holycrapIworkhere every time I drive through the front gate. Enjoying what I do every day is priceless.
Last year I said that I wanted 2012 to be “Pretty” & unfortunately, I don’t feel like that happened just because so much of my life felt up in the air, unsettled, & just a big ol’ ball of stress. There’s no way I could have predicted everything that would happen.
So for 2013, I want to be fearless in my life. I’m tackling things I never, ever thought I would do.
Like how I signed up for a sprint triathlon in May. You have no idea how afraid I am because I’m a wimp, but I put it on my life list.
I’m turning 30 in June but I’m not afraid of that.
I’d like to get another tattoo & we plan on ripping out & rebuilding the deck on the back of the house. We’re going mostly vegetarian & I’d like to learn to make homemade bread. & yes, if career & health & time allow, we’d like to grow our family.
2013, I think we are going to be amazing together.