Reflections on 41

My 41st year of life went by very quickly. A lot of things happened. Some good, some not so good.

What were some of the highlights?

  1. I went on the Today Show
  2. I was in Woman's Day Magazine
  3. I participated in Project Athena's Keys Race to Recovery
  4. I participated in a triathlon
  5. I quit my job as a media specialist
  6. I started my blog
  7. I was featured on the front of the Huff Post, AOL, and Marlo Thomas
  8. I became a certified Spinning Instructor
  9. I got a dog
  10. I ran a race every month
  11. I made some new friends that I treasure dearly

And so much more!!

This was a whirlwind of a year.

Thinking back on my 41st year, I wouldn't change anything, and I have no regrets. Every decision I made brought me to the point that I am at now. And I'm in a fairly good place. As I start my 42nd year of life there are some things I'd like to be writing about this time next year.

  1. I have a paying job

Honestly that's all I want for this year. I don't regret leaving my job as a Pasco County Media Specialist because all media specialist positions were cut at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, so I'd be out of a job regardless. As least leaving a few months early gave me the opportunity to start this blog, learn valuable social media skills, make friends, and experience a bunch of cool opportunities through blogging. I love blogging, but let's be honest. It doesn't put food on the table or a roof over my head. Thankfully my husband works hard so that I can stay home with the kids, and give this whole blogging thing a try, but I'm not cut out to be a SAHM. Sure, it's great being able to drop off and pick the kids up from school, and be here for them during summer break, etc., but I enjoy getting out of the house and working, connecting with other people, feeling like I am making a difference. I am ready to go back to work, so that is my goal for my 42nd year of life. FIND A GOOD MEANINGFUL JOB, that's close to my house, flexible with the kids schedule, and allows me to use my talents to make the community a better place. That's not too much to ask, is it?? If I don't find a job maybe I'll go back to school. Tongue Out You can never have too many advanced degrees, right??

Comments (4) -

  • Kat
    Happy birthday Jenny!
  • Happy Birthday Jenny! Your 41st year was awesome because it's when we became friends Smile
  • Happy Birthday Jenny! What a great list of life experiences you shared with us! Hope 42 is a spectacular year.
  • Happy Birthday & wow, what a great list!  I have a feeling you'll be writing about that new position soon enough.  I also have a feeling that when you look back on year 42, you'll have a list that will be just as long as the one that looks back on 41.  
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