When I went to bed at 9pm on December 31st, 2013, I had no idea that 2014 was going to be the force of change it’s turning out to be. Maybe that’s a good thing. When I pause and listen to what surrounds me, I definitely feel like the possibilities are endless. I feel rejuvenated. Sure, I’m worried about essentials but I trust that things happen for a reason and with hard work things will be okay.
Here are some of the changes I’m dealing with:
Changes to my blog:
I decided to go with a new look for this blog. The color is calming and feels therapeutic with my writing. I put in a nav bar which I was missing before. I have to work on sections of the site, but overall I’m really enjoying this change.
My baby is now a toddler.
This one is tough. Mostly because of how much I feel I missed by being in pain for most of the year. But I can’t focus on that. Instead I have to focus on how I can be with her now and help mold her into an amazing toddler. She’s already asserting her independence everywhere. But I was able to steal some snuggles while she was sick.
Rescheduling the 1st birthday party
- This one was a bit proactive on my part. We had to make a judgement call to move the party when pumpkin developed a cough so we could keep our deposits. The party will be amazing when we can have it, but it’s looking like it won’t be until mid-next month. Disappointing, but a situation that I cannot control.
I’m not going to go into this one too much. Most of you know that I love working at the mouse. There were just too many changes here and it currently did not work out. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like another position is going to open up there for me to transfer to. Which means finding something new. My only anxiety about this is health care for pumpkin in the meantime. In the last week, I have come to terms with this (passed the stages of grief) and have started seriously seeing this as an opportunity for new challenges.
At times, it can be difficult to believe so much has happened in the first month of the year. These changes could install fear and to some degree they have. But I have chosen to attempt to embrace it. I have chosen to see where the winds of change take me and enjoy every moment along the way.