Tuesday, February 1, 2011
2011 was Amazing!
I borrowed this idea from Dan Pearce on his Single Dad Laughing blog with his permission. Check him out if you get a chance!
2011 was an amazing year!
This past year started out incredibly. I decided to quit wasting my time on guys that didn't treat me the way I deserve to be treated. This gave me way more time and energy to focus on my kids and myself. And more time for my blog! Because of the additional postings, the traffic to my blog increased and I was even asked to write a daily column in the local newspaper highlighting my unusual yet thoroughly entertaining views on life. It's been great getting paid to do something I truly enjoy.
I started taking karate. This has been a great addition to my kickboxing/zumba regimen. I also added running to my weekly routine. I was finally able to get back on track from where I was when I broke my foot. I started training for and was finally able to compete in a triathlon. And not a mini-one like I was originally shooting for. A full-blown, really did I just do that, triathlon. I didn't take first place, but I completed it with a respectable time. It's a far cry from being almost completely immobile. And all this has helped me get closer to my goal weight than I've ever been before. Who said 40 can't be hot?
Everything finally clicked at my new job too. It was scary starting out at a new place after 17 years, but it was one of the best moves I'd ever made. I'm still doing Project Management, but they've added Sales to my job duties. Our business didn't double in two years as predicted. It tripled in one! Because of all the new business, I've been able to travel all over the country and even outside of it a few times. Italy was everything I ever imagined and more. London was incredible. Wonder where it is going to take me next?
The kids are doing awesome! Kiara started guitar lessons. She's really good. Well on her way to becoming a rocker. Brianna has been learning different styles of art. Her forte is still sketching though. She's won ribbons for several of her drawings already. Jacob, well, he's still Jacob... It was a tough beginning, but the medicine helped him get back on track and focus. Over the summer we were able to change to vitamins and diet modification. It worked great and we are halfway through an incredible school year. He's doing great at soccer and still really enjoys karate.
I finally got my house. We love it. It is so great having our own place to settle down. The location is perfect - right near the school. It has a huge yard, so we were finally able to get the puppy Jacob always wanted it. We've fixed it up and made it our home. It's not only big enough for all of us, there's extra room. Which is a good thing...
Because throughout all of this, I finally met "the One". Yeah, that one... the one that gives me butterflies whenever I see him smile. The one that makes me glow from the inside out. The Soccer Dad. The guy that's not only perfect for me, but fit right into our little family. Oh, and it's a good thing that the house is roomy, because we just might need room for another addition.
So yeah, 2011 was an amazing year... can't wait to see what 2012 holds for us!
(Did this instead of the normal New Year's Resolutions... Power of positive thinking...)