As I sit here on the eve of a new year, I am thinking about the past crazy twelve months. The end of December 2014, I made the decision to leave the home I had lived in for seven years. I fought so hard to get and keep that house, had made it a home and gathering place for my family. But the combination of the commute, the maintenance, and a general dissatisfaction in the way my life was going prompted me to move on. By January 7th, I had pretty much completely uprooted my life and moved to my little rental. I may eventually buy a house again, but for now this is a good place to be 🙂
I also changed jobs. I had been at St. Mary’s since 2008. I moved to Albuquerque School of Excellence in August. I am the 6th grade English teacher/Reading Specialist. This also was a good change 🙂 I love my new job! I also got a second job to help get the finances in order so I can pursue some dreams. I do Boars Head store demos on weekends and breaks from school.
My daughter Heather had her third son and my sixth grandbaby. Love these lil guys!
I spent a lot of time with my animals. I got a new dog, my sweet Micky. I also lost Ava 😦 My fur babies help keep me grounded!
I’ve spent time with my children, both of my sisters and my dad this year. I need to try to include my family in my life more often.
I have traveled quite a bit around this beautiful state, especially in the last couple weeks!
I’ve enjoyed hobbies, although I would like to make more time for fun things like writing, quilting, cooking, and hiking.
I’ve met some wonderful new people and reconnected with some that I had lost track of along the way and strengthened a couple of friendships.
No resolutions for 2016. I just want to continue to grow as a person and enjoy my life. Happy New Year to you all!!!