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?
- I went on the Today Show
- I was in Woman's Day Magazine
- I participated in Project Athena's Keys Race to Recovery
- I participated in a triathlon
- I quit my job as a media specialist
- I started my blog
- I was featured on the front of the Huff Post, AOL, and Marlo Thomas
- I became a certified Spinning Instructor
- I got a dog
- I ran a race every month
- 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.
- 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. You can never have too many advanced degrees, right??