Well, I’m calling it – this January and February belong to 2017. My official start to 2018 is now March. So, Happy New Year!
No, I haven’t lost my mind, but I do need a bit of a reset to get heading in the right direction on a couple of fronts.
Really, I had high hopes to get 2018 off to a stellar start. And then it went slightly off the rails, not in a bad way, just in a discombobulated one.
For starters, it’s just been damn busy. Since January I’ve started a new job, helped out at the old one, we had a week long snow storm, I hit a deer with my baby Fiesta, Justin’s grandmother passed away, Brody and I both suffered from a bout of the plague and I think I have maybe been home for about two total waking hours in that time. Other than the snow storm, of course. Oddly enough, this time the actual storm was the calm in the situation and I’m quite grateful for that little break.
(And, if you read my last post, then you know that we had the unthinkable happen at our local high school. This has resulted in my middle-schooler having daily bag checks and scans with a metal detecting wand. Trust me, I’m not complaining about these procedures. But I will never get used to them. Nor do I want to. I never want to get to the point where they’re considered “normal.” It just hurts my soul too much.)
Thankfully, the new job is going quite well. Or at least to me, I just hope my new co-workers feel the same way. The only drawback has been my utter lack of self control when it comes to bringing books home from the library. Even though I know they’ll be there later, I need to read them NOW. And this is also the reason I should never allow myself to work at a doughnut shop.
The real problem has been my inability to get any kind of routine happening, mostly at home and the gym. I have big plans, but no follow through. (Also known as the story of my adult life.)
But it’s okay, because it’s March now and March is the month I get it together instead of just thinking about getting it together.
P.S. I’m just going to need you all to pretend I posted this on March 1 and not a week into the month for this idea to work.