When I moved to Kentucky, I knew it was the right decision. But, I guess as an adult I didn’t realize how happy I could truly be. I have stepped outside of my comfort zone so many times and learned so much about myself in the 18 months I have lived here. Somethings are superficial and simple, but other’s not as much.
I enjoy my job. It’s tiring–more mentally/emotionally than physically, but nothing is better than seeing a positive outcome. I’m still not a hugger, but I always feel a great connection to my clients–whether I am helping them with something (seemingly) small or huge. You never know when the simple conversation changed their entire day.
Along the same lines, I really emjoy my co-workers. In Wisconsin, I always worried that if my car broke down, I would have no one to call. Here, I know I do–and in my mind that’s when I know I have made friends.
I may have found a hobby. I joined the couch 2 5k team at the local library and ran my first 5k. In January, I joined Operation ReBoot, which is a fitness/nutrition bootcamp. I joined about 12 others who needed to get into shape and learn to eat healthy. Since mid-January, I have lost 27 lbs. In the healthy way–eating healthy and moving more. My week was as follows: Monday: Kickboxing; Tuesday: jogging/zumba; Wednesday: jogging; Thursday: Zumba/weighlifting; Friday: jogging; Saturday: bootcamp/Zumba (sometimes). Sounds obsessive, as a co-worker says. But, I have found something that I enjoy. I’ve also learned how to eat healthy and having it taste good. Not only am I enjoying it–I’m meeting people and fitting into smaller clothes.
I’ve always known Elkana was special. But, every day, I realize how well we complement each other. He is calm, while at times I can be high-strung. He is unregemented, while I thrive on routine. He absolutely drives me crazy at times, but his unrelenting patience and hardwork makes me know that he will always be the one for me. Always. Elkana and Abby are two peas in a pod–he’s a disciplinarian, but also her role model.
Ohhh Abigail. She is absolutely fabulous. Smart, funny, cute, sassy, competitive and everything that a mother hopes for. She does excellent in preschool and is ready for kindergarten–even though it’s over a year away. Neverending questions and beautiful curiosity.
Each day, I realize how lucky I really am.