One of the best parts of writing a blog, besides the wonderful community it creates , is the ability to journal and then revisit. This morning I was reflecting on the fact that it’s already March 1st! I can’t believe it. And I wondered what was I doing this time last year.
Reading through my posts, I was taken back through a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a wonder that I survived March 2009.
Between looking for a house to buy, finding a house, and LOSING that house, I should have been done for. This picture says it all:
But thankfully, I did fine THE ONE
and it was perfect for me!
And we mailed out our STD’s in March!
And I did ALL this, while quitting Diet Coke!!
Reading back through all the posts, it reminded me of what I said to a volunteer last Friday. He was really nervous to start high school, having been home schooled all his life. But now, 6 months in to it, he’s doing GREAT! He loves his classes and has made a ton of friends. I never doubted it for a second; he’s an amazing teen, but I was asking him to remember how nervous he was. Then I asked him to think about how happy he is now. That type of reflection has always served me well. I like to remember how anxious I can get and then remember how it always turns out for the best, even if the road is rocky. It helps me be more confident and feel less worry.
Especially since I’m someone who doesn’t always deal with change very well. Even being gluten free. I can remember telling my closest friends the day of the diagnosis, and crying my eyes out. But then look where I am now. I wouldn’t touch gluten with a ten foot pole!
So, Happy March 1st! And I’m so glad that this March, I’m a happily wedded homeowner. And the only thing I’m “planning” is a super fun vacation in July!