I want to consider 2009 the year of being crapped on.. But, before that, let's discuss the good things that happened..
Like becoming an Auntie to these 2
Another new little boy for quilt making
Realizing you have a daredevil for a husband
Actually selling items in my shop (I was hesitant)
Lots of sewing for all my friends/family who are fertile.. very.very.fertile.
It was a long year, or seamed like it anyway. If it wasn't one thing, it was always something else. work, Brian's school stuff, job searching.. more like life searching, the farm, the stress of living with a veteran, medical issues... I could really keep going. But, I won't. I feel like I've added 5 years to my life in 2009. I feel old, really old.
So, with that said.. it's 2010 and as of today I am no longer employed. I've been there since I graduated college and moved far far away from home to TN, which will be 3 years in March. I came to this decision because in its place I've decided to go back to school to get my license to teach. It's something I wanted to do during my first round of college, but never followed through with. It hasn't been the easiest process by any means, but I'm doing it anyway. It's the change I need, because seriously, I needed a change BAD!!
2009 was a whole year of doubts. Lots and lots of doubts. Since moving here, it's been hard for me to get comfortable with the idea of this is my home and now I won't be living in Texas. Well let me tell you, just because your husband tells you it's like a new adventure.. doesn't mean it's easy. It's taken nearly 3 years and I still miss home some days. During our trip home for Christmas, we had lots of time to sit in the airport discuss life. Which never scared me until I moved here.
In the next 2 years we hope to expect the following:
Both of us graduate
See the Farm grow
See Little Dudes grow
Move into a bigger house
Get Duke a sister (which almost happened yesterday)
Travel and have time away
See our friends and family more
and quite possibly a baby Schwartz... don't email/call/text me and ask me if it's in the 'near-er' or 'near-est' future.. because it's not. but the near future as in 2 years.
That's why this is the plan for 2 years... BECAUSE, I don't do well with resolutions and if I plan for 2 years, it gives me more than enough time to accomplish things!!
With that said, Happy New Year! Since I won't be working as much and will have more time to sew and do things I'd like.. it just might be a better, happier year.