I am beginning my new adventure as a full time stay-at-home-mom/student.... I am officially no longer employed (don't worry Mom- I checked with the manager and she told me I can come back whenever I need or want). All I can say so far is..... this is AWESOME!!!! Granted, I go back to school full time on the 22nd, so things will change a bit then, but right now I have so much free time! My house is so clean! I'm having so much fun with the kids! I don't feel like I have to rush all the time!
I have started on my list of projects; the first two items on the list are to get my photo albums up to date (could it be that I am a year behind??) and finish Caity's quilt. I am catching up on sleep, and have noticed a huge improvement in my mood and general demeanor. I am making plans to actually hang out with friends again, and spending time just sitting and reading (what a luxury!).
Ryan is also much happier these days. Esoterik Guitars is now his only job, and while he is working long hours, he is enjoying every minute of it. Being able to focus on his business and having me supporting him at home has really reduced his stress level and increased his happiness.
So right now, life is really good.
I have also changed my major at school from Nutrition to Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Counseling. I still plan to study Nutrition throughout my life, but my Bachelor's and Master's degrees will be in Psychology. By the end of this year, I will have a Certificate of Specialization in Nutrition, so if I want to work in the field I can, as well as an AA in Family Studies. My goal is to transfer to Cal Poly in January 2014 as a Junior, finish my Bachelors degree in two years, and my Masters two years after that. Here's hoping we can afford it! With the three degrees, the certificate, and my ongoing studies in nutrition, I will be able to combine all these areas of study if I decide to pursue my original plan of working with people with eating disorders. I am very, very excited to continue school in this new direction.
2013 is shaping up to be a fantastic year!