Monday, July 06, 2015
It's been a terrible year. It's also a hard year to summarize. To make a long story short, I lost two jobs and a baby, nearly lost my marriage and definitely lost my mind. In one year I moved from New Jersey to Florida to Illiinois to Michigan, and have been living halfway across the country from my husband for 5 months.
This move to Michigan is the final move, though. We bought a really nice manufactured home in a good community. After 7 agonizing years, Dom is finally finished with grad school and he will be starting a new job nearby as soon as he gets his limited license (probably August.) We are in a good position to pick up the pieces with a super cheap mortgage and a strong family network. I am working on a grant writing contract as we speak. I'm hoping to make a living as an independent contractor.
Right now I am living in a brand new, empty house and counting the days until my husband arrives with our furniture (11 days.) We will finally be together again, and at this point that is all I care about. I wish I could go back in time and change the role I played in the epic disaster that was this past year, but I can't. We can only move forward.
So I gained weight, maybe 15 pounds, and I am WAY out of shape, and now that I am home it is time to make some healthy changes. I don't want to overwhelm myself with too much at once, but I am back to tracking my food as of today. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR to replace the Fitbit I lost this weekend at Summerfest, and I am going to go for a walk now.