I had to set my blog aside while I finished my degree and adjusted to new challenges at work. I moved into a management position in 2016 and also decided to further my education.
While I can say that I am happy I did it, I can also say I am happy it is done. My college education has always been done while working full time. The majority of my schooling has been funded by employer provided educational assistance. While that is a gift I am grateful for, it did not pay for all and it required me to work full time and school 3/4 time.
Working and going to school was much easier in the 20's than now in my 40's. All of a sudden I feel my age creeping into my life like mold. I know it is partly because while pursuing this most recent educational goal I also had major knee surgery, leaving me in a wheel chair for six weeks. I felt the consequences of my age in fatigue from working and studying but also in the comparison between recovering from a hysterectomy in my 30's qu…
Wow it doesn’t seem like it’s been September since I
uploaded something to my blog. I write
all the time, and I think of uploading but I guess I forget the last part. Last summer started smoothly, or as smoothly as it can be
when you are remodeling your home. Most
of the labor was done by Riddick. I’m
the planner, accountant and sandwich maker. It was a huge job replacing
flooring, windows, doors, siding and painting.
I’m grateful for Riddick but I’m even more grateful that we are done. The end of summer wasn’t nearly as smooth and definitely
wasn’t planned. Late August my step-son
Ironman decided to move in with us and finish his senior year. Without going into gory detail that
combination of having my in-laws (whom I adore) and my 18 year old red headed
step child (yes he really is) was beautiful chaos. I don’t know how we all did it, but we
did. As Mama and Papa ventured south in the fall and Ironman
started school there was a peaceful lull where it was just the 3 of us in …