A new year is here, 2016 to be precise. I guess you could say I have been on a "bit" of a hiatus for the past sixteen months...oops. Life gets busy with two kids and a full-time gig. I rarely take the time to sit down, let alone collect my thoughts. And so, along with a dozen or so other dubious resolutions, I am trying to make more "me" time to write.
So where does life find me today? A work in progress. I'm still trying to lose my baby weight and take control of my health, I'm not entirely settled in my career and I'm still figuring out where I want to be emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc. Some days I question whether I'm having a mid-30s life crisis, but then I think we are always searching for something more no matter the age. The one certain thing in life, is that I adore my family.
I'm still happily married to my high school sweetheart. This year we will mark our ten year wedding anniversary which is crazy to comprehend. While we certainly aren't as slim or energetic as we were when we started dating some seventeen years ago, in my mind we are still those same goofy teenagers. I find it hard to believe I have two kids, go to parent-teacher interviews and soccer meets. Where does the time go? How the hell did I get here? Anyone else out there still completely surprised by their life sometimes?
The kids are doing great. Andrew is in grade one and reading like a boss, he does my heart proud despite the fact that he acts like a belligerent teenager some days more than a child. He is a total sports fanatic and has the channels for TSN and Sportsnet programmed into his brain. He basically wants to try everything and anything. I try to nurture that enthusiasm and confidence as much as I can. I wish I could have been that outgoing as a child.
Maeve takes after her namesake in more ways than one. She is certainly our feisty warrior queen. She was born with a look of utmost disdain on her face, which was likely a precursor to the attitude to come. I have never met a more obstinate or willful little person; she is a little girl that very much knows what she wants and isn't afraid to let us know. Despite her little 'diva" attitude, I love her to pieces. While she can be the very devil sometimes, getting into everything and anything, she is also balanced out by an incredible goofy, playful and affectionate side. She is smart as a whip, sometimes frighteningly so for her age. No doubt, this little one will keep us on our toes. I don't look forward to the teenage years, but maybe she will mellow out by then...is that laughing I hear?
So there you have it - the pathetic Coles Notes life update. Here's hoping I hold to my resolution for a little more than a few weeks. With any luck, you may get at least a handful of ramblings in 2016.