Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year, New Things

Happy New Year!

I hope anyone still out there reading had a lovely Christmas and New Year's. Mine was great, and maybe someday I'll post about it.

I actually considered shutting down this blog with year end. I really have not had the time to invest much in it, and I know sometimes it's ok to let go of something that once meant a lot to you. I still love this little blog, and I still read many other blogs on a regular basis. I ultimately decided that grad school is a big part of what keeps me from making it a priority, so I'm not ready to walk away right now. However, my posts may continue to be sporadic in 2016 as I finish up my degree.

In addition to being halfway done with my Master degree, I started a new job a couple of weeks ago! It's sort of been crazy. I wasn't really intending to change jobs, and then I started applying to some on a whim of sorts. Then I decided I would stay where I was working, but then a month later I decided it was time for a change. I'm not normally so all over the place, but I think I really had to process making this kind of a big change in my life.

I'm now working as the Director of Development for a nonprofit organization called Nurses for Newborns. I'm in the Nashville location (they are headquartered in St. Louis), and we serve six counties in middle Tennessee. It's a really great cause, and I'm excited to be learning more about it. My co-workers seem lovely, and I am going home with a tired brain as I am learning so much about what we do and my role each day. I worked a few days before the holidays, but then I was off for a week before coming back and really diving in this week.

I think this year is going to be one that presents a lot of changes and new things, but I may just be feeling that way because of changing jobs. It's a pretty big deal! My day-to-day routine is totally different now as I no longer work from home. I finish up school at the end of September. It seems forever away, but I know it'll be here before I know it and then I'll wonder what to do with my newfound free time!

I haven't really done much goal setting for the year, but I think some will naturally evolve as I live life. I still think about running another marathon, but I just don't think I'll have time to train for one until I'm totally done with school. I may set some other fitness goals instead this year.

One of these days I may write some posts about our trip in the fall to Disney World. Or our holidays. Or half a dozen other things I could potentially write about on here. Until then, take care!