I cannot tell you how many times in the past four weeks or so I've heard that question. Truth is, I honestly haven't been anywhere... still here. Just VERY busy focusing on making this new year count as things are shifting for me again.
A few years ago I started this little blog adventure because the real estate market was shifting (oh was it shifting... and it seemed like the end of the world) and my career seemed like it was coming to an end. In an attempt to focus on the positive and reconnect with myself, I started FunAndMentalChanges.com (click HERE to see my very first post from November, 2008). Well, things seem to be shifting again in my life, I've been busy prepping to move forward and was reminded this evening how important my blog was during the first shift so I thought I owed to myself (and my lovely blog family) to update my blog a bit more regularly going forward.... cuz these changes are, yet again, FUN and COMPLETELY MENTAL!!! WOW! That was quite a run on sentence but it feels pretty important. It really is how you look at things and what you make it; so in the spirit of making things great, first thing's first:
I have the privilege of caring for my inlaws!!! I NEVER thought I'd hear myself saying those words, let alone put that in writing, but I am honestly honored to be that for people who have cared for me for so many years. My mother-in-law (with tears in her eyes) thanked me a couple months back and my heart flip-flopped explaining to them how it was not only my pleasure, but how I could only hope that God loved me as much as he loves them and that someone will take care of me when I'm their age. For the record.... I believe God DOES love me that much. :)
Up next: I got a speeding ticket and had to go to traffic school. Not exactly something that sounds like fun at first, but did you know there is an IMPROV TRAFFIC SCHOOL?!? Ok, THAT is awesome! I mean, if you have to put in the time, why not enjoy it a little. Ticket cleared and no points on my driving record.... WHEW!!!
Continuing Education: it was back to class for my required continuing education to renew my real estate license. Yes, I've done this a time or two before, but this time is monumental as I've never needed it quite like I need it now... I'M BUYING A NEW HOUSE! Stay tuned for more info on that as the good stuff develops! I'm so incredibly excited.
MORE SCHOOL: I'm off for more mortgage training! Suffice it to say that A LOT has changed in the real estate industry over the past few years and in keeping with excellent customer service to stay on top... it's time for more class time. YAY!
I start my volunteer position at my Curves in a couple of weeks!!! That has probably been the biggest thrill over the course of this past year! I had some pretty significant and amazing success in regards to weight loss and credit my Curves solely for sparking the change in my life. I have also felt a certain sense of fulfillment helping others on their own road and personal journey. I'm excited for what this year is going to hold for me. I WILL be doing a post on my beloved rebounder in the coming weeks. I promise, you DO NOT want to miss that!!! (shhhhhhhh.... did someone say it melts fat away???)
Welp, that about does it. Hopefully you can see that I'm starting out 2013 with a bang and I have a sneaky suspicion that what's to come is going to make for some interesting posting and interesting reading. You all will be the judge of that. P.S. I DID leave out that I have been juggling all of this with a cold from hell. I wasn't convinced that including the details of my snot-filled mountain of Puff Plus that is currently inhabiting my night stand was going to add anything "fun" to my post. But then I thought to myself that it MIGHT help paint the picture of just how busy I've been and how impressed you all would be to discover that I was suffering but still managed to attend all my different classes. But THEN it hit me that some of you reading this might have been in some of those classes and then may now be sifting through your own snot-filled Puffs Plus mountain totally ticked off at me, so I finally decided to skip that part because all of that would be totally "mental" to include in this post.... right?
I'm off to try and get some sleep. I ate gluten today in the hopes that it will help me sleep like a baby tonight instead of laying awake coughing. Fingers and toes crossed; let's see if it works. A happy little gluten post would be GREAT to kick things off! hahahahahahaha!