I’m Back

March? MARCH??? Seriously? I haven’t posted here since March? We’ve had a lot going on…blah blah blah.  I know it’s still no excuse. A few months ago I was at a point in life where I was really depressed.  We had major family issues going on around us, things causing even more stress in our marriage, and I was at a breaking point.  I didn’t feel like blogging, I had a very hard time concentrating on work, and I reached a point where I just felt rather worthless.  After a lot of praying, support from my true friends and family, and time to sort it all out I’m ready for a change.  I’m ready to start over, enjoy life again, be happy, and write freely when I feel like it.  Sometimes taking a break really does help.

 So, a few quick updates:

A lot has happened over the last few months, and I admit I’ve been busier than I ever imagined I could be with the two munchkins.

Aubrey has been walking since she hit 10 months old in April, so that’s kept me on the go constantly. I’ve ran off all my baby weight and then some…literally. When I left the hospital I was somewhere around 145lbs, and I’m currently weighing in at 116lbs! That’s 11lbs lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Ellie. I’m happier and healthier than I’ve been in a very long time, and for once I’m confident in my own skin. I’m always on the go either chasing a running toddler, chasing a running preschooler, grabbing a climbing toddler before she topples over something (baby gates don’t do a bit of good to hold that girl in when she’s on a mission), or a combination of all of the above.

My last post in March was about Ben getting a new job that just happened to be back in construction.  Neither of us were too happy with him returning to the construction field, but we were both relieved he had found something with more money than the factory job he had been stuck in for a few months. Today I’m happy to report his “new” job has turned out to be exactly what our family needed. In the past few months he has moved up from assistant foreman to the new position he gained last week, supervisor of the whole dang company.

I fully admit we’ve been struggling the last few years thanks to the recession, but we’re finally getting back to a comfortable spot. We’re almost out of debt, and we’re looking at purchasing our first home.  We may finally get out of my family’s rental and out on our own even if we’re hitting that mark on our timeline a few years later than we had anticipated.

I’ll prepare myself to share more over the coming weeks as I get back into the blogging thing full swing, but I must say even if I’m the only person who reads anything I write I’m happy to be back.  Blogging has always been an outlet for me, a place of serenity after a busy day, and I’m happy be up to putting my thoughts down again.

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