This time of year I am often tempted to list out a bunch of New Years Resolutions that I will never keep.. Truth is I usually look back at a previous year completely shocked at all that came and went. Especially in the past few years, I have seen so many changes. So I am sitting here waxing poetic about some of the things 2010 did bring.
First of all I began the year in a new place. Living in Lower Alabama has been interesting to say the least and I am still not convinced I love it. Its not the place that matters though, its the people around you. Still challenges come up when you live in a new place. You have to find your way around, meet people, get into the groove. I find this especially hard being in a rural area where everyone knows each other. I found myself being spun in several different directions and meeting many people but never quite connecting. So it is safe to say that 2010 has been a lonely, isolated(at times) time but it really is getting so much better!
The previous year has definetly been a time of adjustment. J and I bringing two familes together and holding on like hell for the ride. It takes alot of adjustment for the parents and the kids. It really has not been easy and unfortunately there have been times I wanted to give up, throw the towel in and run like Hell. It is not supposed to be easy though. Its the things you have to work for the hardest that make you stronger and more appreciative. I know now that I am lucky to have these people in my life and I don't ever want them to leave. Even though we all seem to be in a groove now and things get along for the most part.....we will have more hurdles to cross and challenges to face. J constantly told me this year that "the first year is the hardest"....very true.
2010 also marks my first full year back in college. I started in Fall of 2009 and kept going. Again there were many times I wanted to quit...but I am so glad I didnt. Things are well with school and have taken off in a completely opposite direction than where I started.
Thats not all......once you get rolling reviewing your year you start to remember more and more.
The Good , The Bad
I fulfilled one of my dreams and adopted a Greyhound.
I signed up and got accepted to Nursing School
I made the deans list this past semester and realized I was very capable of achieving that
I completely fell off the running bandwagon
I taught my kids how to roll a yard
I finally had my tatoo redone on my shoulder
I did not stop smoking :(
We took a great trip to Mobile and several fun ones to Gulf Shores
There was a fabulous surprise birthday weekend with my Ho's
Had one fabulous winter wonderland weekend. Have not seen that much snow in Years!
A few firsts
I went to Mardi Gras
I shot a gun
watched my kids slip and slide into a pond.......
J and I put together one of the biggest water balloon fights ever.
I saw New Orleans ....where I danced on the bar at Coyote Ugly...eh hem
I got a house....and realized I had no idea how to fill it up and decorate. We are doing it together slowly.
I came to terms
I changed my mind
I was dissapointed
I was hurt, sorry, and guilty
I was surprised
I broke down
I got lazy
I took care of it on my own
I let go
I walked away
I was happy
and much much more!
I look forward to what 2011 brings
So far it has brought me a New Years kiss....my very first one.
I am also certified for CPR as of New Years Day
and I have partied hard!