February 2, 2013
2013: Month 1
I didn’t make New Year’s resolutions this year. I didn’t think there was a point. I never keep them. I always intend to make the new year the best one ever. And then halfway through January I realize I haven’t done a damn thing. Such is life. Here’s what’s happening with me:
School Update. My second semester at Lakeland College began three weeks ago. I’m enrolled in 9 credits this time, and it’s a bit of a relief. Full time credits last semester nearly drove over the edge. I worked my ass off to pass my courses and I walked away with a 4.0 GPA. I have never done that before. I’m not kidding. I don’t know why I wasn’t this diligent with my studies in high school. This was (and still is) an amazing accomplishment for me. I did it while working full time, raising two kids and making sure the house didn’t fall apart. I didn’t do it alone, though. Without my husband’s help and support, things could have been ugly. Next year I’ll graduate with my Bachelor’s degree. I’m very excited about this!
Healthy Living. I spent the first part of this month changing my exercise and eating habits. I did not resolve to workout more or give up chocolate or any other nonsense. I just decided to make more of an effort to go to the gym, and I’m learning to eat things that make me feel healthy. I have been upping the fruits and veggies, reducing my portions and I’m staying away from all those foods that have very little nutritional value.
The Kids. My boys are keeping me on my toes. The Doodlebug is 8 years old and in second grade. He loves to read and he recently dived into the Boxcar Children books. I love that he loves reading, and I have him read to me often. He’s getting pretty good at emphasizing parts of the story.
Little guy is 3 years old now, and he is the rebel. Always into mischief, I am constantly following him around to make sure he’s not getting into anything. Two minutes unattended and he decided to tip over a basket of folded laundry. Because he thought it would be funny. I can’t really get upset. He is just too cute.
Now it is February already. Where does the time go?