New Year, New Adventure

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

As a holiday, the New Year ranks pretty low on my list of favorites. I've never been big on parties, preferring to stay at home rather than try to make something out of nothing. Its always been an excuse to drink excessively and make bad decisions, and in a lot of ways it just hasn't ever appealed to me as something to put a lot of effort into celebrating. 

The one thing that I have always loved about the new year however, its the feeling that comes along with it. The feeling of hope, and new beginnings. Although I'm not one for resolutions, I did a little reflecting on where I am now compared to last year at the new year, and its amazing how much has changed. For one, I didn't have to say goodbye to Daniel over the weekend like I would have if he was still in active duty. Instead, he went to work down the street from our apartment and I knew when he'd be coming home. It's such a better feeling to share all my new experiences with him in person rather than over the phone, especially because so far this new year has brought with it so many new adventures, for example...

new adventure 1: I've started a new job. A job with set, grown-up hours and an office and some amazingly supportive co-workers. I'm still training but my first day alone is Monday. I'm nervous and excited and so grateful for the experience that I'll be gaining by working in this new position. 

new adventure 2 : We got a kitten. His name is stitch and he's just under two months old. He's sweet and cuddly but he's also four pounds of trouble. He gets into everything, he nibbles on our toes and he loves the smell of people food so he thinks it's cute to push our plates out of our hands so he can get a little taste of what we've got going on. He is a lot of work, but it's an adventure I'm happy to be taking, most days. 

new adventure 3 : On Monday I start my last semester of college, possibly forever if I so choose. It's exciting and a little sad because I can't remember a time in my life without school, its bittersweet I guess. I've already received the link to purchase my cap and gown and it's wonderful knowing that I'm four short months away from the culmination of all the work I've put into school the last five-ish years.    

Only five days into this new year and I'm feeling good about where I am, and where I'm headed. I hope you're off to a good start!

1 comment

  1. Congrats on the new job! :) Here is to an amazing 2016!


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