In a Word or Two...

A Happy New Year to all who follow my little blog here!

My holidays were....well...wonderful.

So many things are happening right now. As you might be able to tell from my calmness and lack of cuss words, I am still on vacation. I start back on Monday.

For the holidays, I went to visit my then-friend-and-now-boyfriend B in DR. Yes, he is my boyfriend now. I love it. I love him. I spent Christmas with him and his family and his friends, doing things in the "Dominican way" as he likes to say. I ate sancocho, drank El Presidente cerveza, danced the bachata, lounged on la playa.

I got all of my assignments done for school just in time to leave on my vacation. I am really pleased with the way things were going when I left my students on Friday, December 19th. I'm hoping I'll still be pleased when I walk back into work on Monday.

And, just like all of us, I am starting this year with some renewed energy. I feel like all things are possible with God and love on my side. I am hopeful about so much. There is (as usual) so much that I want to do in 2004. And the new development with B just fuels the fire I have inside me. I love meeting people like him. He actually inspires me to be more of me. I don't have to "become" someone else to be with him, not in any different way. Just be more of me. And I know that he is amazed by and happy with that. I satisfy him.

Every year, I write new resolutions. Not just one, but a whole plan I devise to carry out my resolutions for the year. This year is no different. Only, I broke things down into categories: emotional, spiritual, financial to name a few. Also, I have decided not to be so hard on myself, as I've been in the past. Other years, I've spent time making these impossible resolutions that felt more like punishments than anything else. So, since I don't wanna do that again, I've decided to be more loving with myself and the things I choose to do.

I also enter into my thirtieth year on this earth. I am so thankful to God that I've made it this far. I can only ask for years more to do what I gotta do. So, much of what I set out to do is crucial.

Spring semester begins at the end of this month. This will be my last semester before I graduate from grad school. I will have my Masters in Teaching when all is said and done. May 25th, here I come!

I can foresee things getting serious between me and B. He's a good man, who comes from good people. And sadly we know how hard truly good people are to find. But, I feel that I have lucked up and found someone really special in DR.

(Jenny heaves a contented sigh)

Be back soon. Prolly after my classes start.