Happy New Year

The new year is just hours away now. 2017 has gone by so fast! The older I get, the faster time flies!

2017 was a pretty good year. Good things, bad things, this year had it all.

We got a misophonia diagnosis for Adam. I’m calling that a good thing because it led to support at school for him for the remainder of his junior year.  But, I’m also calling that diagnosis a bad thing, because, even though we know what he’s dealing with, it has gotten progressively worse. And, anxiety levels are off the charts for him sometimes. The worsening led to an unconventional school schedule for him for his senior year. He’s super comfortable and happy about not having to deal with triggers in school. But, he’s a senior, and he’s missing all of the fun that goes along with senior year. As a mom, it breaks my heart to see him struggle with this cruel disorder and I would give anything to take it away from him! So excited to see him graduate and chase his dreams!  My wish for him in 2018 is peace and quiet and the start of an amazing future!

We spent a lot of time in 2017 preparing for a wedding. We are now 3 weeks away from the wedding. Yes, Christopher and Sarah will be husband and wife in 3 weeks! Doing all of the fun things to prepare for their big day has been so much fun! From finding dresses, to ordering tuxes, to planning and hosting showers, to preparing for wedding weekend. We are so excited and happy for them! Seriously can’t wait for it to get here! My wish for them in 2018 is love and fun and happily ever after!

We got a new puppy. He is 7 1/2 months old now, and he does not look like a puppy anymore! Zeus has kept us on our toes since we brought him home in July. Zeke was very slow to warm up to him, but I think that he’s finally coming around. Or, maybe, he just tolerates him because he knows he doesn’t have a choice, lol. He’s a handful, but we love him! He has yet to go to his 4 group training classes with Sit Means Sit, like Zeke did. I’m totally insecure about doing a group class with him. I hope we get to that point eventually, but he is very stubborn! My wish for 2018 for Zeus is 4 group classes, lol. And for, Zeke, peace and tolerance, lol.

Tim continues to work. He’s talking about retirement, but not just yet. He keeps moving the dates back, lol. It’s looking like summer of 2020 is his projected retirement goal. It will come fast! But, he works a lot of hours, and deserves a break! My wish for him in 2018 is rest, and good health and fun.

As for me, this year brought some changes. I had major surgery earlier in the year. My recovery from that took longer than I planned, but I ended up with the whole summer off, so I can’t really complain. I have been cleaning for a living for a lot of years and it has taken it’s toll on my body, especially my hands and my knees. I have arthritis and it is pretty bad in my hands. After a day of cleaning, I would come home and my hands would be stiff and achy. I struggle with normal, every day tasks sometimes because of the arthritis. I made the decision to give up cleaning as a result of my arthritic hands. My doctor supports the decision, saying if I hadn’t decided on my own, he would have strongly advised me to do so. My days of cleaning for other people came to an end right before Christmas. While I will miss the people I have been cleaning for, I treasure the new friendships I have as a result. The end of my cleaning days opens up a new door for me. I have been half-heartedly working to build my Young Living business this year. Now, with no job to go to outside of my home, I can concentrate full time on my business. I love Young Living, and not just because of the amazing oils! I love the oils, of course, but also the supplements, the skin care products, the food products, their Seed To Seal promise, their humanitarian work, their support and love of all members, the support from the oily communities I belong to! All of it! I want to be the best version of me, ever, in the new year, and Young Living plays a big part in that. Health and wellness is very important to me, and Young Living has everything I need to support me and the needs of my body systems. Personal development is also going to be a big part of my 2018, and a part of my business. My wish for myself in 2018 is wellness, purpose, and abundance in all areas of my life, including my Young Living business.

My wish for all of you in 2018 is happiness, love, peace and wellness.

Happy New Year! Make 2018 a great year!


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