Now that Christmas is pretty much over, I am on to thinking about the new year. . . In one week, on January 1, it will mark two years since the birth of Calculated Chaos. Craziness! It has been light & dark. . . A post-a-day to nothing for months. . . My online journal of sorts. It has to be odd to actually be a follower of this craziness. . . But, for those of you that have found me in my little corner of the cyber world, I thank you for sticking around. . .
It's been highly therapeutic for me. . . Not only in the form of having an outlet for the craziness that takes over my brain, but also for the friends that I have made or become closer to as a result of this blog. . .
I am not usually one for New Year Resolutions, but my very first post here was titled “New Year Exception?” I am thinking it is because, that year, in particular, I didn't make my plans for the next year on my birthday, as I usually attempt to do. . . Most people view January 1 as the start of their new year & an opportunity to re-evaluate their way of life & make new goals for the next year. I, on the other hand, use my birthday on November 16 to do just that. . . I find that it serves me well because by the time January 1 rolls around, I have digested any major changes properly & have either set them into motion or am prepared to set them into motion & make them be known, along with the rest of the world.
Two years ago, my New Years' Resolutions consisted of things like finding a job that I actually love, getting my finances in order, continuing to build a relationship with my sons, & finding an outlet in terms of writing. . . For the most part, I'd say I have succeeded. I am thankful that the handsome husband is so supportive to allow me to leave the workforce to get my degree so that (hopefully) I can have better choices in the way I choose to earn a living. Part of that choice is to pursue a degree in finance, which will not only aid me in earning a living, but also in managing my own finances, along with equipping me with the knowledge to help my friends & family & community in that area. Plus, this blog has proved to be the writing outlet I was seeking. . .
As for my sons. . . Well, I will have to muster up the courage to write about that in more detail in the not-so-distant future, eh? I find that one's viewpoint changes over time. . . & while the circumstances, themselves, might not have changed, by changing one's perspective, it can make all the difference in the world. . . That is what I am trying to tell myself, anyway. 😉
This year, I started early with 101 in 1001, which I have already had the pleasure of marking a few things as accomplished. . . & I look forward to marking off a few more over the weeks & months to come. . . But, that is another post entirely. (So, if you're curious, be sure to check back to that page by clicking the link, because I do update it from time to time.)
With all of that said, I am thankful for Calculated Chaos. . . & the encouragement I received from the handsome husband & my dear friend Khai (of Bargain Basement Foodie & Duffel Bag & a Dream) to start this journey. . . & all the friends I have made along it, (in particular, Lizzi of Considerings comes to mind). . . & the friends that encourage me as I go through it, (my Jenn is always asking when my next post will come). . .
It should be interesting what the next year or two shall bring, eh?