I discussed in my post how 2018 shaped up and how I think my one word went. This time I wanted to discuss my one word and my other goals for 2019.
I’ve been listening to the Munchkin for almost the past month wish most people “Happy Christmas” instead of the more traditional “Merry Christmas” used here in the US. I wondered where she came up with it because we are very clearly NOT British (the usual suspect of Happy Christmas) and she’s not old enough to watch all my beloved BBC shows with me yet so I decided to do a little digging into the Happy versus Merry difference.
This year was the first year I attempted the “one word” for the year and you can see my post here about choosing the word “forward”. I chose forward for a lot of different reasons but mainly because I felt like I had stalled in my adulthood. It wasn’t really in a bad way but I felt like I had hit a wall in my growth and was just trying to find out who I was as a person again. I think all in all I did pretty well in 2018.Continue reading “Year in Review – Forward in 2018?”
Disclaimer: I honestly think I didn’t “fail” this weekend but it was not a magical long holiday weekend but due to the perfection disease that seems to be spreading I thought I would share with you a list of my failings this long holiday weekend.
I’m not talking about the “great change” that comes to women or changes due to the position of the Earth but more about what happens in your life as a person, human being, organism on this planet, etc… Everyone has changes over the course of his/her life; sometimes those changes are predictable, sometimes those changes are expected, and sometimes it’s utter chaos. Even as children we go through different seasons where we have different requirements of us and we need to learn how to navigate those changes.
I have been out of the blogging game for a few months as my life has gotten even crazier and messier than before. Shortly after my last post we entered the settlement of the new house, a full 6 months before I was mentally prepared to do it (which also was in danger of being postponed), then the fixing of the house, and the moving of the house. All while still working full time and trying to be the mom to a toddler.
We have reached the “helpful” phase. To be fair we’ve been in the helpful phase for a few months but now the Munchkin is really big into helping all the time.
I’ve only been at this parenting gig for a little under 2 years at this point and with only one child at the moment so you can take what I have to say with a grain of salt but the stark contrast in the past two days has been remarkable and it reminds me that the only constant is in fact change. “The days are long but the years are short” is a mantra that sits in the back of my mind but sometimes it still gets lost in the day to day life.
I took a little bit of a break last week because it appears the Mr. and I have gone under contract to buy a house.
In keeping with my forward mantra of 2018 we have taken a leap in that direction. A leap that I was completely and overwhelmingly prepared for and unprepared for all at the same time.
I thought I would give you a little more insight into my batch cooking that I first discussed as a great time saver here. Today I amazingly got up before 6am and the Munchkin and Mr. stayed asleep until after 7:30am. In that hour and a half I made 4 meals, my lunches and some veggies ready to go for the week.