Thursday, January 31, 2013

Good morning, World!

Ah, Thursday! My favorite day of the week! It's the day before Friday, the weekend is around the corner, and it's my last work day of the week. That doesn't mean I won't be working tomorrow, just no classes to teach for the day.

I'm actually amazed with myself. I'm dressed, ready to go, classes reviewed, and still sitting at home with time for a 2nd cup of coffee and a quick blog. Don't even have to leave my house for another 25 minutes. Life is good.

School started just three short weeks ago--can't even believe it's the last day of January. Where has the time gone? Just yesterday I was savoring the time at home with family and now here I am nearly a month into the semester. Time just keeps speeding by me these days. C'est la vie.

Anywho, time to get crackin' and start gearing up to head out. Still have plenty to do in the office and if I've got a little extra time, might as well put it to good use. Happy Thursday, ya'll!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2013! I'm excited to see what this year holds in store for me!

2012 was quite a year for me. It started with a brand new job I'd only ever dreamt about. February my sister announced she and her husband were expecting a baby in August! I remember crying, I was so excited for this new addition. By May I'd completed my first full year teaching in higher education (before the age of 25--is that not crazy?). June brought a wonderful bridal shower thrown by my sweet bridesmaids and family. But July really took the cake.

It started when my best friends came to town, a Pizza Panty Party as my bachelorette shin-dig, and a fantastic wedding rehearsal and dinner. Then came the real show stopper, the wedding. July 7th at 6:00 pm, I walked down the aisle towards the man of my dreams and said, "I do" to my now husband. It was a magical night, enchanted and remarkable, one I'll never forget!

After our weekend of celebration, Pyro Man and I took off on our paradise honeymoon vacation, Hawaii! Following that I helped throw a full out girly baby shower for my sister and future niece, Madeleine Elizabeth! August? Well, Pyro Man and I packed up our lives, moved to Oklahoma, and I quickly jetted off to Florida to watch my best friend, Karley, marry her main man.

School started and I earned some new responsibilities. Big Sister gave birth to our beautiful Madeleine! She's a precious bundle of joy we all love so much. Pyro Man and I found out his brother and wife are expecting another little one in May! Looks like we'll be aunt and uncle a third time around! Pyro Man and I had our first Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas together as a married couple. All in all, I like this married life. It's nice having a partner by your side and the possibility of a hug any time of the day, especially on the days your really need one.

Looking back at this entry, it doesn't seem like enough to fill up a year, but all these simple words sum up to the biggest events of my life. I started a grown up life on my own, making my own money, on my own insurance--pretty big steps for first timer. I started a new life with a man, making household decisions together, life decisions together, even picking out Christmas trees together--everything is together. I became an aunt to my sister's daughter--what an incredible experience it is to watch your Big Sister become a mother.

2012, you were good to me and I'm hoping 2013 is just as memorable. I like to do New Year's resolutions, but some years they don't always work out, especially if they're complicated. The best year I was able to stick to was 2006. I made the resolution to be happy. And I was.

This year is "No Excuse New Year!" No more excuses for me. No more making excuses into reasons. If I don't have a legit reason, I can't get out of it. That means keeping up with my goals even if it gets hard and I fall down. There's no excuse for not going for something, for not being brave, for not trying harder. I can always be better, work smarter, figure it out, and this year I intend to do just that.

So welcome 2013! I'm ready for you and I'm ready for all that you'll bring!
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