Well, it’s been a year since my last post. It seems like only days have passed, really. I go through cycles of wanting to share, and wanting to protect my story, and the last 12 months were a protective time. Now, I am feeling the desire to write again and to share my corner of the world. It’s such an amazing life, and I’m blessed to be living it.
I have promised several friends, who have promised to become accountability partners, that I will begin writing again. So below is a quick recap of the past year. I will try to catch up and let you know the highlights of the past year in the coming weeks, and also write more regularly about life here with Jack.
As you may have noticed, I bought the domain name and have moved my blog from a free site to this one. I haven’t “prettied it up” yet, but that will come in the future. For now, I just wanted to make the change to a site I owned. It just felt right.
And now…. The STAR of this show…
Sweet Baby J is continuing to grow and learn, and quite honestly, amaze the medical community. His last cardiology appointment was a few weeks back and his heart is looking very healthy. What is most frightening to me how quickly life is passing these days. Jack is taller and more talkative everyday, and I can feel him growing up and away from me, the way children do, but mothers dread. He loves school and is learning so much, and he seems destined to have the love of reading and knowledge that I have enjoyed.
My business efforts have been paying off in the past year and I’m starting to see some good traction and growth. I wake up each morning looking forward to the opportunity to help my clients grow their businesses and, thereby, improve the community I live in. I used to always feel superfluous as a sales rep for large companies, telling myself that we “weren’t curing cancer” and that what I did didn’t really matter. And maybe this business isn’t really as important as healing people, but I am helping them to realize their goals of having successful businesses. I love helping people learn new things, and that has become a major focus of my company lately.
Some of the things I will write about include making the decision to commit to my business and really try to make a go of it as an entrepreneur. Some of the highlights include a trip to California, where I met a personal business inspiration and several women who continue to amaze me with their success and willingness to help one another. I can’t wait to tell you about that trip!
And in what is a surprise to no one, except for me, I am dating. Close friends frequently told me that I would date again, but I was happy alone, and dating is exhausting. Lots of people told me that men were “intimidated by me” and that’s why they didn’t ask me out.
Apparently being an intelligent, independent, single mother with her shit together is far less attractive than the feminists would have us believe. Well, I have no time to invest in making a man feel superior to me, so I didn’t waste time with it. I knew that there had to be a man out there who was not only NOT intimidated by me, but could hold his own, celebrate my strength, and still make me feel like a pretty, pretty princess. And y’all, I found him.
At least I may have…
It’s still very new, and who knows what will happen, but we are enjoying each other now and he is teaching me a lot about relaxing and enjoying life. And Jack thinks he’s really fun, too.
OK, so there you go. A quick peek into the past 12 months. As promised, I will detail a few highlights and keep you posted on the awesome monotony that is daily life around here. I no longer feel like my happiness is a year away. It’s always just around the corner, if not all around me like the blessings and joys I’ve found lately. I just had to look.
Good to see y’all again!