And yet another year goes by and I am shocked how quickly it went. I swear it was JUST summer time. Sigh. This is what happens with you get old.
January: The first month of the year is always the busiest and most stressful, so nothing really exciting happens out of sheer burn out. I hate that I have to sacrifice my holiday season to busy season. This January we suffered from not ONE, but TWO ice storms. The city shut down. People laughed at us. We were the butt of all the jokes. Whatever. Let me see you drive on thick ice. Mmmkay. I was pretty angry though that we were required to go to work. My car slid all over the place. It was very dangerous.
February: Running. I did that once. This month I was back into the swing of things and getting ready to get my train on. I wanted to badly to run a marathon this year. I was getting so excited about the thought. Even had a training plan. We built phase one of our backyard garden. It was a total pain in the butt, but it produced a lot of yummy veggies. We also headed to NC for some skiing. Epic fail. Fun, but fail!
March: I joined a local running group that would push me through 5k and 10k for those coming off injury. I loved the group, but probably wont do it again. We worked on getting the bedroom painted and gussied up.
April: I ran my first 5k of the year and it went swimmingly well. I was so empowered! I said that it was the first time I ran a 5k non stop and while that might be true for a 5k race, I am most positive I have run 3 miles without stopping in longer races. I also started redecorating our guest room.
May: Ran the Stash Dash with friends and our running group. This was more of a social race, so whatever. hahah We traveled to Chicago for my cousin’s wedding at the Sears Tower and it SNOWED! People, this is exactly why I wont move back there. High taxes and crappy weather. We also hit up Milwaukee to visit my bestest friend. Also ran a race with my dad and little sister (who kicked serious butt at her first race!!)
June: June was an interesting month. I felt both sides of emotions. I was offered a new job with a new company. It was more money (but a crappy commute) and was a promotion from what I was doing. We were so happy. I accepted the job and put my MONTH notice into my current job. Of course, after I put my notice in something very bad happened with the other job and while I am glad I am not working for such an unprofessional group, I was so upset that I had to crawl back and ask for my old job back. Things have not been well here and there are no plans for them to change. I tell every single person that complains about being here that only you control your own happiness and destiny, so if you do not like it, change it. I am starting to actually listen to myself. On the other hand, my dad and sister came to town and we had so much fun together. We hit up the animal safari and rode EVERY SINGLE roller coaster at Six Flags….front row!
July: So I turned 30 (and just realized I never recapped my party). July is yet another very busy month for us and with me having to ask for my job back, I made sure to ditch my personal life almost completely. I tried my hardest to create a better work/life balance, but I failed. I also ran the Peachtree again this year. I really love that race. It is hot, it is miserable, but the atmosphere is truly amazing. SO MUCH FUN!
August: ANOTHER stressful month at work. I tell ya….I was able to finish our guest room and have a room that was pretty much done!
September: I had to travel to Vegas for a work trip and it was flipping hot! I mean, you soaked your underwear with sweat hot. Nothing worse than wet underwear. But it was fun to be with good people. The minute I got home from Vegas, we turned around and flew to St. Thomas for our best friend’s wedding. It was a quick weekend away and I was fried with a sunburn at the end of the trip. (Im actually still trying to pay that trip off UGH) But the most exciting part of the month (to me) was opening my Etsy shop, Southern Sign Shop. For only being open for a few months, things have been ok. I have a bunch of ideas for next year, so stay tuned. Check the shop out here and place an order!!
October: It was nice to get another project done around the house, especially one that is the most visible. I finished (well almost) the dining room and LOVE how it turned out. But fear not, we may have ONE LAST PROJECT in there with some of the wood we took from a knocked down house. YOU’LL SEE!
November: I realize my posts are less and less as the year progresses. Not sure what that is all about, but hopefully that changes next year. I guess things just got really busy. So while I was on a roll with the dining room, my mom and I did a quick flip of the laundry room. I love this room almost the most in the house because of how it turned out. I also had to travel to Houston for work very last minute (team player here) and my household started doing Paleo. I should probably write an updated post on that. I probably should do a lot of things. Have you seen my to do list?
December: Not much has happened. It has been a busy work month because you guessed it, January is going to be hell. Sigh.