Hello? Is anyone still out there?! I know it has been a while since I’ve checked in, and I do miss place. Life has just been happening so darn fast…
School. So darn busy. I’m taking three total classes this summer and it is taking up A LOT of my free time (which is hard to come by to begin with). Classes are good, I’m really invested, so actually enjoying them, and I’ve just started looking into job vacancies where I can put all my new knowledge to use. My goal is by June 2015 to be full-time working in my new field. I can’t believe this career change, which I spent so much time contemplating, is actually in the midst of happening and becoming a reality.
Family. Other than growing in my career, we are also growing in our little family, as Conor is going to become a BIG BROTHER in December! We are thrilled Conor will have a little brother so close in age. I still can’t believe we will have two BOYS under two for a short time; things are certainly going to get downright crazy around here.
Pregnancy (Round 2). Now that I’m a few of weeks into my second trimester, I’m starting to get a bit of my energy back. I remember being tired the first time around, but what I’ve been feeling up until very recently has been absolutely crippling fatigue. Hopefully the worst of it is over, and thank goodness for the help I’ve had with Conor these past couple of months, because that little guy slows down for nothing and no one.
Anxiety. I’m not very open with my struggles, but anxiety/depression is something I have dealt with for 16+ years now, and with the help of medications, therapy, and support, I have been able to enjoy life tremendously. While pregnant with Conor, I chose to go off all medications and try to deal with my struggles “on my own” (under the close supervision of my mother/therapist). It was a very trying time, and with the declining health of one of my beloved dogs, compounded with the stresses of becoming a first time mom, it was one of the most challenging times of my life. I made the decision, when I found out I was again pregnant, to carefully ween off medication this time as well (still carefully monitored by mom/therapist). I’m finding it a bit easier this time around, maybe because I know what to expect, maybe because I’m willing myself to think positively, maybe because I have a really happy toddler who keeps me VERY busy. Maybe it’s a combination of all those things, but so far so good!
Conor. This guy is just the greatest, happiest, craziest kid around. He’s practically a grown up. We are spending the summer exploring and have been having lots of fun. Most warm weather afternoon are spent at the pool, and Conor is becoming quite the little fish.
Summer. Overall, this summer has been a pretty good one. I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with family and many friends, and even relax a little bit in the evenings, when I’m not working on school related stuff, while overindulging in watermelon sorbet. Four weeks left until it’s back to work, so I plan to make the most of it.
All of YOU. Thanks for sticking around. I miss you guys!