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Friday, February 1, 2019

Moving Through the New Year!

So how is your 2019 coming along so far? Can you believe that we already completed a month in this new year? Wasn't last night when we celebrated New Year's Eve? *sighs* Time keeps getting faster. Or maybe I'm just slowing down... I did turn 31 last month, after all. Now, I'm also planning a birthday party for my younger son who is turning 9! He wants a Plants vs Zombies party.

Did you have a resolution? I didn't. I mean, let's face it, resolutions have high failure rates. I did have goals. Things I want to accomplish. And so far, several things are falling in to place to make those goals come to fruition. 

  • Move 
  • Be more organized
  • Begin homeschooling again
  • Get on a new program to get my back fixed
  • Create my steampunk cosplay
  • Try out Urban Exploration
  • Start a garden
 My husband and I are moving next week to be closer to family. Next week! *insert happy dance here* This has been a dream long in the making. I started packing months ago. And now, I'm happy to report, we should have everything completely boxed by Thursday. I've been weeding out the junk we can live without and boxing up everything else. We found a beautiful little duplex with a fireplace, spacious closets EVERYWHERE and a carport. My husband will miss his garage space, but he will have an outdoor storage room instead to put all his tools in. We also had to give up a yard, but will be near two family members' homes that have large yards. Plus, there should be some parks close by. My dashing husband took my advice and got a suit for interviews use.
$20 at Goodwill led to impressing his new boss and landing the transfer he needed to get us up there. Plus, he hopes to start looking for a job in the engineer field, so he will need to have a suit for the interviews to come. Well worth the investment! The first dream is coming true!

I have also been planning to get more organized. The realization has come that as the kids have grown, so has my need to keep things in order. They all have needs and I have to adapt to those needs. So with this move, I am planning on ways to keep everything together in its proper place. No more random clutter and junk everywhere. I find that I stress out more when I look around and see things everywhere. I love being a minimalist. However, with kids, that isn't always possible. So I want to make everything more manageable. I've found ideas on Pinterest to keep me on track.

Homeschooling has been on my mind lately. The public school system is frightening to put it lightly. And if we are to be perfectly honest, all they are learning is how to take and pass a test. That is the main goal. But there is so much more that our children deserve. I want them to excel. I want them to grown mentally as well as physically. To surpass the limitations of mainstream society. I want them to know how to succeed in college and in life. So, with that dream, I am thinking that if it is possible I want to start teaching them at home. I've begun to research curriculum. I started a Pinterest board for that as well (love Pinterest!) that has all kinds of projects, helpful tips and websites I could use to get started with. My husband agreed that he would like this as well. We will teach more than just the required subjects. We will study life skills that have been lost in the recent generations. 

My greatest dream is to get my back fixed so that I can be healthy and vibrant again. In order to do this, we have to get me somewhere that has a spinal clinic included in the program that services poor people. Where we are now, I can't get help. They closed down the spine clinic right when I finally got my referral. 

My Mom sent me so many amazing things to help me create my ultimate steampunk cosplay.
This year, I'm finally going to complete it! I have a fully finished top hat and all the trimmings to turn my dress, skirt, shirts into my time traveling inspired outfit! Cannot wait!

Urban exploration is a bigger sensation than I ever thought below. And I think we have a good chance of seeing some great abandoned places where we are moving. It is like walking through history sometimes. From things as simple as a condemned house to an amphitheater. Or as grand as the abandoned Soviet hanger with shuttles still parked inside?! It is so exciting to me!

And finally, I want to start growing things. It will be a bit trying as we don't have a yard. So I'm looking at ideas to build a platform garden. Pinterest, again, came through for me on this one. 

18 comments:

  1. I feel the same way sometime. It does get better over time, Keep your chin up and keep moving forward.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! What big goal did you have this year?

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  2. Glad your moving near family. It is easier to deal with hard times when you have family to be on your side and love you no matter what comes.. look up online schools as well. I have one who's interested in that. Also I looked at Texas and their curriculum looks pretty good. Gonna do more digging but you need to.

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    1. It most certainly is. That is a good idea! Haven't thought about it. And yes, I will. Right now, Andrew's sister has been telling me what requirements there are. It is mostly to learn things that will be on a test.

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  3. Good luck on the move being close to family is important. Hope all your goals are achieved.

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  4. Great post! First off I love the thrift shop suit find! That I
    Looks like a fantastic find. Also, when I was young I used to love going out and exploring abandoned houses and historic buildings. That is always a great pastime!

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    1. I love thrifty finds! And yes, exploring is amazing!

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  5. What a great plan for this year I really hope for the best great post!

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  6. I’m glad you have what you need to get you steampunk cosplay on. Steampunk costumes are so interesting. Keshia Richmond

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  7. Thank you so much I’m going through the same situations right now your words really open up my mind to greater things in my life ���� you direct the power in your life! Yes thanks ������, Simply Grateful/Thankful��������

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    1. I'm so very glad you found my post useful! Good luck with your year!

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  8. Congratulations for your new journey! I know you are so excited and we will wait for your new stories from your new home :D

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    1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to write when we get there!

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  9. First, Happy belated birthday to you. At 31 you are very young. Moving is not easy, hang in there

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    1. Thank you so very much! I don't always feel so young haha

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