Saturday, December 31, 2022

Bring on 2023!!

Let's start with the usual: I cannot believe it's almost 2023, where does the time go?! I think I say that every single year and every year it's the truth. This year, it's a little less of a surprise because I actually kind of know where the year went, ups, downs, and all. This year has been an adventure and since I've been working on visualizing only those things that're positive and fruitful in my life I won't dwell too much on those downs. 

This year started out with me standing on my own two feet again for the first time in 3-months. It was such a wonderful feeling to be standing again and wearing my own shoes, and being able to start driving again. It's amazing the things you take for granted until they're gone. My leg has healed up beautifully, though, so I'm feeling great about that. I do still have the occasional soreness when it's cold and it still likes to swell up from time to time, but all things considered I'm doing great. 

I spent the first few months of this year in a funk, but I did my best to make a plan and crawl out of that hole. My depression was completely overwhelming my life, but I didn't let that stop me from trying to live my life. I still taught my classes and I even started a new instructional design certification program earlier this year that I should finish this Spring 2023. 

In February, we finally got around to taking that postponed trip to Arizona to see my family and it was wonderful. In March, I got together with my bestie for the first time in 7 years. We rented a loft in downtown Salt Lake City and spent a few days catching up. In June our AC died and that was a whole thing because my parents and sister, Candi, were here in Logan visiting us. Then, we spent the rest of June thinking we would be moving to Arkansas, where I had applied for a full-time teaching job, but that job was not to be. There's a lot of reasons and the explanation is kind of long, so I'm not going to dwell. Suffice to say, it was not to be and as all thing that're not to be, the universe had something better in mind. 

Over the summer I taught classes and worked on my instructional design certificate. Then, at the very end of July, beginning of August, I landed a job as an instructional designer at a local tech school. Let me say, I love that job so much. I didn't even know I could enjoy a job so much, but here we are. I've been there since August 15th (I'm also still teaching comp online at the school in Arkansas).  And, finally, late this year, the unthinkable happened and the husband resigned from a job he's been at for 10 years. He landed a new position that he started this week. He's enjoying it, so we're ending the year strong. He'll also start a data analytics certificate program in January and we both landed contracts to work with on a contractual basis.

2022 has been a lot, but I'm looking forward to what 2023 will bring us. I see it being great, we deserve that. Bring on the new year!! 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Happiest Holidays

This year has certainly been an adventure. So many ups and downs, it's difficult to keep track of them all, but that's a post for another day. For today, this Christmas eve, wherever you are and whomever you're with, we wish you the happiest of holidays!