Since I’ve managed to leave 2012 a complete blank, I’ll fill you in on a little secret…So much has happened. Instead of documenting every little thing, I decided to just live it. The other day, I deleted my Facebook and Twitter and I haven’t looked back. In many ways, I feel like I’ve entered a new chapter in my life. And it’s downright amazing.
In January, I left my job of four years and started a new one. Basically, it’s less stress and more pay. Win? I think so. Although I was terrified to do it, I know deep down that I made the right decision. Again, I haven’t looked back. I stress this, because I was always one to over-analyze everything and stay with someone or something or somewhere, because I was always so scared I’d make a bad choice. But that’s life, right? My only regrets are not making decisions to make a change, simply because I was scared of the turnout. As I get older, I trust my gut and I trust that I’ll make the best choices for myself, no matter how scary it may be.
This year also started the merging of Jared and my families. As I tried on wedding gowns, my mother, step-mother, and future mother-in-law got to know each other. Jared’s mom joined my family for Easter this year. My sisters adore his mom and sister. It just works. Just when I thought my family couldn’t get any bigger, it just keeps happening.
Which brings us to Autumn Sky. My adorable neice joined us this past January and we just can’t get enough. With her perfectly square face, piercing blue eyes, and roll after roll after roll, I could stare at her for days. I officially have 3 nephews and 2 nieces!
In May, I went on an annual wine tour with two of the best girls I know. We make it a point to go every year for a girl’s weekend and we always have a blast. This year, I may have overdone it a bit…ahem.
Jared and I moved ahead and set a date for the wedding. We still have a million things to do, but we booked the ceremony/reception location and our caterer. Our priorities tend to shift back and forth, since we started looking at houses earlier this year. Now that we’re set to close on our first home in less than 2 weeks, I can’t even begin to see how we’ll manage to remodel our house and wedding plan at the same time, but I know we’ll have fun doing it.
So life certainly has happened and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Here’s to more change ahead…wish me luck.