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Happy New Year – 2019

Wow, it’s been… forever. Right now it’s mid-afternoon and we’re getting the first real, substantial snowstorm of the season. We didn’t really have a white Christmas, unless you count the shady areas underneath trees, but we’re definitely making up for that right now. I’m OK with that too – we drive all over on Christmas but on New Years the family comes to us. No driving!! 🙂

What an “interesting” couple of years it’s been for us. Have any of you seen this making its way around Facebook? I felt like it summed up the past few years really well..

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2016 was pretty rough – dealing with a devil for a boss and just sticking it out longer than I should have. Then 2017 was just HARD because I finally hit that mental place where I was tired and didn’t want to keep working so hard for no reason. Of course, it takes a lot to get there and then once you leave it’s hard to know what to do with yourself… so I basically took the rest of 2017 and tried to rid myself of all the stress. Last year’s Christmas was interesting because Ben got recruited away from his job of 10 yrs to work for another local organization. He was SO happy where he was but the new opportunity seemed like the right step and he started just 2 weeks before Christmas… then in January they had an open position that I applied for and I’ve been working in the same department as Ben since late February. REALLY great for both of us but a lot of change this year as we’ve both been settling into new jobs, roles, and companies.

 

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It’s been low-key as far as excitement. When you go from having nothing but FREE TIME to being back on a “9-5”, you feel like you have ZERO free time anymore. 🙂 I think we’re hoping we can budget time a bit better in 2019 and enjoy a little more leisure along with the hard work.

But we still managed a little silliness…

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One of the other things I’d like to manage better in the new year is my blogging, because I love it but I’m just not making the computer a priority.

Anyway, I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!!! I hope your Christmas was marvelous and that great things are in store for you in 2019!

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