4.12.2012

Remember Me?


I have been so incredibly busy that I have not posted on here in a long, long time.

My life has been occupied by two of the most adorable little girls I could ever wish for. I have also been searching for a new job.

I am at the point where I am closing certain chapters of my life, and opening new ones.

1) I am done having kids. I love my little munchkins so much. However, I'm 37. The baby factory is now shutting down for good. My hubby and I have decided not to have any more. And, I couldn't ask for more than I have in them right now. They are wonderful! They are all the kids I need in life.

2) I am ready to move up in my career. I have spent the last year not working, due in part to the birth of my second daughter. The other half of that was that the school where I worked decided to change my position into something else, so they (and I) determined that it would no longer be "a good fit". So, I have had lots of time to consider that age-old question (especially in my life): What's Next?

3) To go forward, I have to go back. Sounds strange, but it is perfect for me. I have to get back to the good and positive things I was involved in and associated with. As with many wives and mommies, I am drowning in my roles as such. There is no Jenny from before. I am ready to be Jenny, 2.0. I need to upgrade every aspect of my life from random chick to a grown-ass woman making grown-ass choices and decisions. This is the biggie. This is the one I have been spending much of my time on as of late. It's important. I need the upheaval that will come with this.

4) Knowing my role, and yours too. Not everyone is meant to come with you on every step of your journey in life. I am still, still, still learning this one. I have had a couple of close friends die, recently. I have killed off a couple of so-called friendships. But most importantly, I see that some relationships are meant to just ebb and flow, wafting in and out of your life as the need arises. That is my role for some. I have decided to just pick and choose who I want as the mainstays. And, conversely, who can just....go.

So, now that I've gotten that off my chest, expect to be blogging more and more in the coming weeks and months. I miss the catharsis that writing brings. . .

Til Next Time,

J

3 comments:

Prairie Wife said...

"Jenny 2.0" love that idea! Can't wait to read about the next chapter!

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