Jul 4, 2012

Hello Blog, It's Me Again!

Oh boy does it feel good to be blogging again! I just had a glance over some old posts, and realised that I have actually had this blog since 2010, with only 22 posts! Not that I see myself blogging every day of the year, but come on, that is lame! I also noticed that I seemed to blog more often when I was home sick (then claim that I am rarely sick, which is true, but not the impression you get from reading old posts!).

It was also funny to notice that my struggles from the last couple years haven't changed: diet, exercise, money. I guess those thing's can be daily struggles in most people's lives right? I have been making decent strides in the diet department lately however, just in the choices I make and portion control, and noticed a difference! Now that summer is here I shouldn't have too many excuses for lacking in the exercise area of my life right...right?

In terms of life updates, thing's are pretty much the same! I'm still a nanny (to two little ones instead of 3 now, the two little girls I used to look after moved to Peru), and I will be staying with this same family until at least the end of next summer. By then the boys will be school and pre-school aged (crazy!) so it will be time for me to move on. That is both scary and exciting at the same time for me, because as of now I have no idea what I will be doing after that! I've toyed with the idea of taking my Early Childhood Education online this year, (so that I can actually apply to day care centres etc where my Sociology degree alone doesn't cut it), but have yet to make a final decision. I would also LOVE to take a photography course, because that's one of my big passions right now. For now, I'm still unsure of my next step, but at least I have a whole year to really think about it!

Life at home hasn't really changed, but has been wonderful. Our apartment has really come together over the past year, and now I'm just working on getting rid of the extra clutter! Ben and I are both settled with great jobs and regular hours, this is actually the first year since we met that we've had the same schedule! So I guess that's one new thing:) I've found that in the past year or so I've come to feel so much more content with what I have, something I wish I would have figured out earlier. I have to say though, that I am not just content with Ben though, I am extremely happy! It's so crazy to think that come September I will have known him for seven years! (We've been dating for about six and a half:) I know I need to write our story at some point (if he was ok with me sharing it, and if not, just for us), because these memories are important. I used to keep a regular journal in high school and stopped after graduation. Oh how I wish I hadn't, because that's when thing's started getting interesting;) I'll always treasure that time in my life, and I'm so grateful to be where I am now.

One thing that did change this year, was our travel plans. In previous posts I mentioned that a big trip to Europe was in the works for this summer. Well, between scheduling conflicts and some unexpected financial issues, that trip has been postponed. We were super bummed about that, still are, but we are hoping it will work out next year, and plan to save from now until then! It's important to us that we travel, and Europe is high on our list. For me specifically London, (because my cousin is living there until next June and I want to experience it with her), and Italy, (because I am IN LOVE with everything about it!), are top priority. If we had it our way, we'd also get to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and more! Who knows how thing's will work out next summer;)

Well, that's all for now. This next year is shaping up to be a really good one, and I'm excited! I'm already cooking up plans for each season, and hopefully our travel plans for next year pan out! But I'm just lucky to have my partner in crime by my side either way;)

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