Sunday, January 01, 2012

2012: year in review

Note: Single Dad Laughing did this and challenged his readers to do it as well: Write a blog post as though the "new" year had just ENDED, and imagine what's going to happen, what's going to change, what goals you'll achieve, how you'll feel. Kinda quirky and right up my alley. So here you go...

2012 was my best year ever!

We rang in the year with family. I'm so glad we've spent more time with them this year! It has been hard with living farther apart, but the extra effort really has paid off. I can't imagine us not being super close any more!

Even with such a great start, things only went up. We went under contract for our new house the same week and closed in time for my birthday. I LOVE our beautiful, spacious house! It has really become our home. The kids are happier, I'm happier, everything works so much nicer with the bigger space.

The husband and I have found new life for our marriage. Our counselor helped us to see the positive aspects of our relationship and build a much better interaction. I'm so glad to be part of the relationship I've always dreamed of! He really is a great guy.

I've kept my grades up and have been so proud! I was dreading my internship/fieldwork semester this summer, but I had been well prepared and it went smoothly. I can't wait to finish my degree and get a job! The company where I did my fieldwork is really awesome and I think will be a great place to work when I get my degree; sure hope they're hiring this May! My education really has been a wonderful experience.

I've had to buy a whole new wardrobe since I've been eating healthy and exercising. My motives finally changed to where they worked: I decided to take care of myself, not worry about how I looked or "dieting." The change is fabulous - and DH is very appreciative!

#1 son got his learner's permit in June, and has surprised me with his mature outlook and responsible habits. I'm not terrified of his licensure next summer anymore! His grades are improving with that maturity; no more missed assignments due to neglecting to turn them in. He is even working a few hours a work and loves having spending money.

#2 son went out for football again this fall and got to play lots more. I was able to see him play this year, yay! He's still keeping up with Band/Jazz Band and though super busy, is still my happy little man.

Princess started kindergarten this fall and loves it! She's changed a lot too, learning to interact with other kids and not try to be the boss of everything. She's still a very caring little girl, takes care of me whenever she has the chance.

The world didn't end on #2 son's birthday (12/21/2012), and we're sure glad to be welcoming 2013 with the rest of you. After such a wonderful 2012, we look forward to all good things in 2013.