Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Taking a Break.

It's almost the New Year.  I have decided that I'm going to take a bit of a break from The Book of Face.  I will be periodically checking my messages, but for the most part I will not be using it.  I have things that need doing, and there are better ways to use my time.  I tend to open Facebook as a default for boredom, or to fill time and I feel like I'm wasting moments that could be better spent doing something else.

I do plan on going back to school for my Bachelors degree soon.  I need to figure out what kind of time I really have to devote to this, so I can take an appropriate amount of classes.  I want to still have time to enjoy my life, and not be glued to a textbook every moment I'm not at work.  I did finally do my CCRN exam this past October and it felt great to finally get that accomplished.  Finding the time to study for it however wasn't the easiest.  I need to make some changes to how I do some things to give me the proper amount of time to study.  There's also a CEN Exam that I'm considering taking.  Not because I need to, but because I can.

Some of my family drama from the past several years is in its final phase of resolution. I'm going to have to be satisfied with how things are, because I just don't have it in me to fight anymore.  I'm just happy to have it done with.  And hopefully that really is the End of It.

Vacation picks are already done for the next year, and I'm looking forward to my time off.  Headed back to NY this summer for my son's high school graduation, and plan to see a few friends while I'm there and take a few days for myself afterward to roam the country wherever I like. 
There is also potential for an early Spring trip to a warm sunny locale with a good friend and his fantastic wife to be.   Just reapplied for the passport I lost during my 4 or 5 moves in 2 years.  I finally gave up looking for it.

Hoping that some of the other curveballs that life has thrown manage to level themselves out, so I can take a few deep breaths and just Be. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Almost another new year

Another new year is upon us.  I honestly don't know where the year has gone.  Lots of things have transpired in 2015, but not nearly as much has been accomplished as I intended.  The best I can say is that almost all of the boxes are unpacked, and whatever isn't unpacked at this point is likely to stay in boxes indefinitely. 

Life is busy.  There always seems to be a lot going on, and 1000 things to do, but no matter how much is done there are still 1000 more things to do still.  There hasn't been nearly as much downtime as I would've liked to have, and not nearly enough "Us" time to just be and enjoy each other.  As much as I wish it would, that's not likely to change much, because Life.... Is life.  And life is busy.

Made a bunch of new friends this year, and they feel more like family.  Thank you all for accepting me into your "tribe".  I'm honored.  Still have the Family Drama.  Hopefully I can fully divest myself of that before the NEXT new year!  I also have a new addition to my family.  My Niece had her first child on Christmas Eve.  Welcome to Calliope Elizabeth.  I cant wait to meet you and have me some baby snuggles.

2016 is going to see at least one huge milestone.  My son is graduating from high school this year.  I may not be there every day, but he is the most awesome kid I could've hoped for and I love him to the moon and back, and I'm so proud of him for becoming the man he is today.  I miss him every day.

All in all the last year hasn't been exactly what I hoped for , and didn't always go according to my Grand Master Plan, (Life rarely does), but I'm happy, (mostly) healthy, and employed.  I'd say that's not too shabby.  My Grand Master Plan is still there for this year, somewhat changed from last year, but in a lot of ways similar. 

So, as this year comes to a close, and a new one dawns, lets all raise our glasses and be thankful for what we have while wishing each other the best for the New Year.  (And of course, wishing for world peace)

Happy Holidays!