A NEW DECEMBER

It has been a while since my last entry. A long while. But things are about to change. Now that I have reconnected my website, there is no excuse for not writing. I miss it as this was one of my creative outlets.

Much has happened since the last time I sat at my laptop to type words to remember what happened in my daily life. So much so that I do not even know where to begin.

I went to the UK and Ireland in March with my son during his Spring break. My husband met us in Edinburgh after a few days and we then took the train to Liverpool to see a live soccer match. It was an amazing experience. Afterwards, we traveled to London and then to Ireland. I was happy to be able to take my son though I wished all three children could have gone. 

I started a new job in June. A contract job with a big tech company headquartered in California. Four days before my start date, my husband fly over from Ireland to help me with the children whilst I was at work. He is still here. We are preparing for a move out of this 2-bedroom apartment into a 4-bedroom house. With a large yard. And a fireplace. And a trampoline for the kids.

Apartment living has us all feeling like rats in a cage. A very small cage. Now we will have more than double the space for the next 20 months. Hopefully by then we can buy our own house and make that our last move for years to come. Small steps towards a life of stability and a state of normality - something I have not had for the past three years. Then there are some other issues weighing over us that I cannot go into but which too will pass. It has been a rollercoaster ride since then but such is life.

There are certain things in life which are out of your control. The tighter you hold on the more you realise you are losing your grip. As you start to let go and accept what is happening, you breathe easier and start to embrace the change. There is nothing you can do to stop the future. It will happen whether or not you want it to happen. And it will do so in its own way and in its own time.

A new December is upon us. A new month. The last month of the year. Many things will happen and I do not wish to forget a moment of it.