Oh hello little blog. How are you doing today? Long time no write.
When I had my old blog, I used to think that if I stopped blogging, the world would essentially fall apart because my life was so important that everyone who read my blog would just die if they didn’t know what was going on with me.
I’ve…um….sorta grown up since I closed down that blog…. …five months ago…
SO when I got an email from Brandt over at New House on the Blog asking me why I haven’t been posting, I felt vindicated. He wants to know what’s going on in my life! People DO care! I AM important!
So what’s been going on in my life that has been so time consuming that I’ve been too busy to post?
I’ve been living life.
It’s true. This past month I have overindulged in life.
No longer bogged down by the misery of my past job, I’ve indulged in Christmas shopping, husband-wife days, and eating every delectable thing in sight. Chocolate Satin pie? Extravagant meals out? Homemade cookies every night? Yes, yes, and omg, yes!
The amount of weight I’ve put on in the past four weeks is astonishing. After 4 weeks of boycotting the scale, I took a peak this morning and realized I am at the heaviest weight I’ve ever been. (In fact, seven pounds more than my previous “heaviest I’ve ever been” weight!)
But you know what? Even this news can’t bring me down. Because above everything, I am happy. Happy, happy, happy. It’s astonishing what a new job can do for you.
I no longer dread coming into work every day. I am not stuck in a 8 by 10 square foot office. I am embracing my cubicle and my 7—yes seven!—department co-workers (as opposed to my previous department, which was just lil ole me.) I am loving my flex schedule with every other Friday off. I am loving my amazing retirement plan. I love my new boss who is super cool. And I felt so grown up as Eric and I chose our health care plan.
I hope to keep this job until the day I retire.
Financially, I am still floating on the credit card debt-free cloud. Not having those bills hang over our heads anymore has lifted an incredible amount of stress off of us. On top of that, we took in a lot of extra money this month due to a string of checks from my old job, a freelance check, and Eric having three paydays this month! This allowed us to not feel anxiety while shopping for Christmas presents and also splurge in some husband-wife days.
To top it off, our savings account has also benefited. We are now at 23% of our savings goal that we hope to reach by Aug. 1st, when Eric will take a leave of absence from work for four months to enter the firefighter academy.
They say money can’t buy you happiness. But it sure does help.
So everything has been perfect, perfect, perfect. I couldn’t think of a better way to end the year. My life is overflowing with happiness.
And even that pesky weight I gained? I know I’ll lose it within the next few months. This happened last year as well, and I always get my rear in gear come January.
So nothing’s bringing me down right now.
Except the fact that Christmas will be over in 3 days. Bah humbug.
How is your holiday season going?