Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Day Last Year x2

Well, apparently I’m having a big ol’ case of déjà vu!

I woke up this morning, and immediately thought I wanted to write a post about how I’m still not drinking Diet Coke, and have been killing La Croix. Then I thought I would include a look back at March 1 of last year, and see how much things have changed in year.

Guess what my post was about this day last year? Hindsight!

Yep, I did a near identical post this day last year! What is it about March 1st that makes me feel nostalgic?

Here’s the post from this day last year:

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Hindsight

One of the best parts of writing a blog, besides the wonderful community it creates Winking smile, 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.

WOAH.

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:

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But then add to that, planning my wedding and looking for a wedding dress…eesh. I mean remember the choices?!

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“Oops, I pooped a bow.”

But thankfully, I did fine THE ONE Thumbs up

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and it was perfect for me!

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And we mailed out our STD’s in March!

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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. Smile 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!

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And you want to know the funniest part?

I have a HELL of a day in front of me. Seriously. It’s going to be a doozie. But once it’s over then I can share with you guys what’s going on, and I’ll definitely start feeling a little more at ease.

But this morning I am a BUNDLE of nerves. I literally feel sick. And the last few paragraphs of last year’s post are a GOOD REMINDER of perspective. Anxiety is not necessary today, because after I get through today then it’s going to be much easier!