14…no it’s not my favorite number…that would be 12. With 12/12 being my birthday, it’s a given. Squirrel… 14 is the number of posts I did on the blog last year. That’s horrible! I use to post weekly if not every other day before…now I’m lucky if I feel like touching a computer at the end of the day with an 7.95 year old, 4 ½ year old, Vice Principal husband who is molding middle school lives and a 11 month old puppy. Did I mention that I’m just trying to match my socks and keep my brain in my head?
January 1st I had this goal to post more and it just happens to be I have a moment (I didn’t fall asleep putting Griffey to bed) before Nick gets home from gym hockey (bunch of old coaches thinking they are 18). I just looked at my blog and saw 14 posts last year. So much happened last year and looking back I know it wasn’t just having a busy family…it was two things that I shut down time for myself to reflect on this crazy awesome life…..my boss (who is more than just a boss…my mentor for work and family) left Commuteride and Fin was diagnosed with ADD.
After my favorite boss in the whole wide world left Commuteride…work life got a bit crazy with finding a new groove. I had the same job but I didn’t have the person who was/is my mentor to keep me going. I have realized that this gave me the chance to step up and lead, but not from a title/job position. It also gave me a way to stretch my talents and dip my toes in a few things that I’ve been wanting to do but haven’t. It’s been a growing year…growth is hard but it’s a good thing.
Fin’s journey is a whole year of posts that I couldn’t get myself to want to write. I should have documented it for other people to learn from and I want to go back and do it but for this post’s sake…we went from thinking Fin was at grade level to getting diagnosed with ADD to diagnosed from ADD to Sensory Integration Disorder.
I wouldn’t say that 2014 (hmm…14 posts in 2014) was a bad year by any means; it was just big learning curve. This year it continues on but we’re learning how to adjust. Sometimes we need to learn over and over and over again.
So here’s to another year of learning curves and adjusting with the 3 people (plus puppy) that I wouldn’t want to be without.
Cheers to 2015….a few weeks almost months late.