Welcome to 2015...

10:02 AM

Well 2014 is officially over and it's a new year! In the new year I usually chop my nails and start up a bunch of renew your nails posts.  This year however, I'm going for a different approach.  Last week for me-- or last month maybe-- was SO insane.  I FINALLY got a call back on my interview for my promotion at work and I GOT THE JOB!  I've had a few snags with my company and trying to get promoted due to some computer errors and other silliness so I'm incredibly excited to finally be moving up.  However, the promotion requires me to move to our corporate office which means I'm actually starting OVER.  All new job. All new people. All new everything. There are perks certainly: a 30% raise, extra days of paid time off, more room to advance...but it didn't really hit me until my last day, yesterday how much I'm really going to miss everyone I've gotten to know over the past year and a half.  The other source of craziness was trying to squeeze in as much work as I could AND covering two positions while training a new person for my old job IN two and a half days!  What I'm mostly getting at is that my blog has been sorely neglected.  I feel like some of that is how disorganized my life has been lately.  Since my original move to this city a year ago, things have just been INSANE.  Just before my move last year I had a stupid rough week.  While I was packing my phone was obliterated and when I went to go see about getting a new one I realized my windshield in my car had cracked. That same week my cousins grandma, who was like a second grandma to me growing up, passed away and the NEXT day I lost my kitty, Eoghan to an illness.  I was given the week off of work (reasons I love my company!) but it helped little since I was packing and cleaning for a move that, due to my husbands job, was now happening CHRISTMAS DAY.  From there it's been all downhill. This year he left his job and got a different one which was a process that was quite stressful.  My grandmother died on Thanksgiving Day.  I was diagnosed with CFS/ME and am now struggling with stomach issues that are yet to be fully diagnosed.  On top of little stressors and trying to adjust to a new city and new job it's just been a real trip.  I never really organized my polishes, I don't have them where I can really get to them easily and my motivation is just nothing.  So I thought this year, I would go HARD into 2015!  I feel very blessed going into this new year.  Despite all the bad last year I have a great job with wonderful people and an opportunity to do so much more with that in the new year with my new title.  I have two snuggly, loving kitties (who I woke up to this morning!) and a wonderful family who I was lucky to ring in the New Year with. I was incredibly lucky to check Hawaii off my bucket list this past September and to take a wicked awesome trip with my very best friend. PLUS this year I've got FOUR days off to start my year! So...in the spirit of go big or go home I'm trying out this 31 day challenge from Crumpets Nail Tarts.  No promises I'll get every day or even finish it! I'm not pressuring myself this year.  My resolutions are to smile more, stress less, save more, travel more and let things take their natural course. At the end of the day, things could be A LOT worse.  :)  I hope everyone has a wonderful new year and remember that while the new year is a great time to start over and become the things you want to be....you're  not helping yourself by stressing out over it.  Just take it a day at a time, start off slow and you'll get there!

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