Gratuitous last year wrap up blog post…

Hello, 2018!  I’m ready for you.  Last year was pretty good though, lets recap, shall we? (tee hee hee)

The year started out with a bang and a cruise with Jerry’s company management team plus significant others, or as we call ourselves “plus ones”. It was a great to spend some time getting to know the other “plus ones” and no one will forget the karaoke night.

February welcomed a new challenge in my life.  I started a LuLaRoe Independent Retailer business.  I have since closed that business as it was way more time consuming than I had originally thought.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my LuLaRoe clothes and I loved sharing that with others but I didn’t care for the time that it was taking away from my time with Jerry.

March (birthday month), of course, is the best month of the year, we did a Disney cruise that included a private cabana on their Castaway Cay private island.  If you ever get the chance, do it.  We spent the day reading, lounging, and staring at the ocean.  Perfect day!

Spring was rounded out by a regular event watching the Wildcat softball team play.  Great time cheering on Jerry’s co-workers and getting to know everyone.  (I miss you, Mel)

Summer was smattered with concerts at the new Daily’s Place amphitheater downtown.  We saw some great concerts and look forward to more in the future.   We also went to St. Louis, MO in June for Jerry’s work conference.  I haven’t been there since my senior year of high school. That’s 1985 for all you keeping score.  I got to catch up with my college roommate as well as meeting her daughter for the first time.  Next time, better seats for the Cardinals game for sure.  Summer also included my first trip to the state capital, Tallahassee.  Neat city.  Love seeing the capital and other historical sites.  Will definitely make another trip to explore more of the city.I love traveling and anytime I get the chance to explore a new city or one that I haven’t been to in a long time, I’m happy.

If I had to blog about negative things from 2017, it would be that I put my interpreting professional development on the backburner.  I really tried to make my LuLaRoe business a success and my interpreting suffered for it.  I really missed continuing my craft and that is one of the reasons I decided to close my small business.  I love interpreting, especially in the school setting and have already set up workshops for 2018.

One of the highlights of the year was our trip to Chicago.  Again, Jerry had to work and I tagged along but I made sure we had time to play tourist and even scored some tickets to Hamilton.  Oh my goodness, this was one of those shows that it life-altering.  I know, so many people say that but it truly was one of the best shows I have ever seen.  Phantom of the Opera in Toronto earlier in my life was pretty amazing too.  Chicago will now always hold a special memory for me.

This post is way longer than I intended.  I didn’t really think a lot happened in 2017.  It’s funny how our brain forgets things.  I looked back at my photos and was reminded of how much fun I had last year.  I mean, even the Jaguars played great, so well that we have a playoff game next weekend.

So now some quick updates (list style):

Work – Started the new school year in August and is going well. Love my team.

Health – started out strong was losing weight.  Started to stress out and hit a plateau.  Fell and bruised my knee/leg to the bone and am just now able to take stairs the normal way. Gained some weight back but determined to not let that continue.

So yeah, that’s it.  I really need to keep blogging.  There is no “focus” on this blog as it’s more of a cathartic release for me than anything else.  Remember the “Christmas Letters” you would get, yeah, that’s my blog in nutshell but all year long.

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