Did you know there is a day to celebrate hiking? Well, neither did I until now. I tried to use it as a way to motivate my husband to get out and hike with me. No can do. He "doesn't like to hike". But hiking is great exercise - and there are some beautiful sights to be seen along the way. And it's good for the soul.
So come along with me on a few hikes I've been on!
I was working for Head Start in 2007 and was told if I didn't get my degree, I'd lose my job. So what did I do, I enrolled in a University to complete the BA I had started 30 years ago.
Then in 2010, I lost my job anyway. Budget cuts. Since I was so close to completion, I just kept going, racking up those student loans with the idea that I would be able to get a job that was good enough to pay them back. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies, a minor in Early Childhood Education and an undergrad certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation in 2013; and a 4.0 GPA.
I was advised to keep going - get my Master's degree. I would be able to find so many opportunities, and so I did. In 2015 I received an MA in Interdisciplinary studies with a concentration on Leadership and Organizational Communication (with a 3.85 GPA - I got one A-).
I really need to be more diligent in my postings!! It's been three months?? No Way!
Yes way - Well - here is what my life has been -
Work - crazy busy at work!! Budgets, Huge fundraising event, USDA renewals, hiring, losing and hiring again.... and the list goes on!
Home - I got sick with the flu - Hubby got sick, but not the flu - two days in the emergency room! Thankfully he's on the road to recovery. His insomnia is my insomnia!
Weight loss - well - I hit a plateau - A huge plateau! So I decided to join weight watchers online. After a month I'm starting to drop again. Last weight, 196.5 - Only 45.5 left to go!! Oh - and I had to buy a new dress for our event. Last year's was too big! And this year's was TWO (count them, 1-2) sizes smaller!! WOO HOO
And the hot flashes!! What the heck? Those were supposed to be gone! I'm in full blown menopause now and the hot flashes and night sweats have returned!! I have doctor's appointment next week and will try to get some answers on that.
And so, I will try to commit to weekly posts - I have three other blogs so I get busy and forget this one. The one that is my saving grace in dealing with this thing called menopause. The one where I can vent and share and be me - My therapy.
So thank you to all my dedicated therapists that have stuck with me in spite of my inconsistencies!