Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bouncing Back

I was going to say that 2014 was a year of my greatest highs and lowest lows.  Then I remembered that my daddy and my first son were born in the same year.  That probably trumps last year.  No one died (in my immediate family) and no was born (to me).  And also, hyperbole of that nature is usually ridiculous.

I have written extensively and even published some of my struggles from last year.  I'm kinda sick of myself. I'm tired of overthinking everything.  Oh wait! Overthinking is my hobby.  Maybe I should say I am sick and tired of being sick and tired mentally.  My brain was in a fog a lot of the time last year.  Paralyzed.

The Saturday before Christmas I was getting my hair did and finishing our Christmas shopping.  Ryan was hanging out with the boys.  They decided to go to Target and get my stocking stuffers and gifts.  They really hit it out of the park.  I knew my boys love me but these gifts made me realize that they also get me.

  • Archer Farms Sugar Cookie flavored coffee (Archer Farms is the Target brand and the best flavored coffee around!)
  • A giant bag of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - 2 lbs!
  • 1/2 lb Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
  • And this book 

In case you didn't know, I want to be Amy Poehler and/or Tina Fey when I grow up.  They are smart and funny and goofy and kind (seemingly).  If you have the opportunity to introduce me to either of these women and do not, we are finished.  You are dead to me.

Moving on...

Yes, Please. was the perfect book to start the New Year and get my head right.  As I've read, I've realized that I am on the upswing. I am more comfortable with myself and my situations that I have been in a while.  I know that I am loved.  I have found my tribes. I have friends who get me and don't care that I'm the world's largest goober. I feel loved now more than ever by my long suffering husband. I'm learning my own style.  I've found my voice again.  I'm writing everyday.

I've also learned that it doesn't have to be publishable to count as writing everyday.  I remembering what I'm passionate about and why it matters so much.  I'm thinking deeply about how to serve teachers better.  I don't know what my next step is but I know I'm ready.  I am bouncing back.

What about you?  What have you learned so far this year?

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