Since I talked to you all last lots has happened, and at the same time things seem the same lol
I don't think I ever let the blogosphere know that at the end of January this year my father-in-law suffered a major heart attack and had to have an emergency triple bypass (part of the reason I went MIA for a few weeks). We are so grateful for modern medicines and the great doctors and nurses that saved his life. Since the heart attack everyone is trying to get back to the "new" normal and trying to really refocus and reorganize their lives to be the most successful, happy, and healthy people we can be. Thankfully Chip's dad is doing a lot better and we are so grateful for that! He has a long road ahead of him but we know that for now, he is out of immediate danger.
There is nothing like a family emergency to really force one to look at their life, where they are and what they really want out of this crazy adventure on earth.
After our emergency visit to Arizona we really took a step back and decided that 2016 wasn't going the way we wanted or had intended it to go starting from Jan. 1st. We know that life often (and without warning) throws curve balls that can change everything in a blink of an eye, but we also know that we have agency to choose how we deal with these curves, and agency to choose how we spend our time on this big spinning rock.
I tell you all of this because 1. This is what is happening in my life and this is my space to share with you all just that, my life! and 2. This is what started the whole New New Years.
As of January 29th (and probably before that if I really sat down with a calendar and wrote out my year) life hasn't been going in the awesome forward direction I had intended for this year. I have a milestone birthday this year which has made me hyper aware of what I want/am accomplishing this year and by gosh I intend to get the most out of it! Come hell or high water!
So stand with me Pinstrosipeeps! Take Back 2016! Realign your life with your goals, start the resolution that was never picked up, refuse to allow life's circumstances leave you cold and alone!
New New Years is coming! Are you ready? Cause I sure as heck am.
March 1st, 2016
It's just the beginning.