Happy New Year everyone!
I know it's been a long time since I went on hiatus. A lot has happened in that time. Some of it good, some of it bad. I've done a lot of stress eating, but I also ran my first 5k. I got a new pair of shoes that made my feet fall asleep. I considered going on a juice fast but decided against it (at least for now). I started running one night a week with a good friend of mine.
Most importantly, I got a new job!!! I start on the 9th of January and I'm super-excited. I'm going to be a 3rd-8th grade band teacher! I'm not sure what the job will look like yet but I'm excited to get the ball rolling.
This is a huge boost to my self-esteem. I took such a big hit when my position was cut and I had no choice but to keep working for the people that laid me off but for lower pay and a job I really didn't want to do. On top of the financial burden placed upon me, I had to deal with the thought that I wasn't good enough to get hired anywhere as a music educator. I had to pick up more work in private lessons so I wasn't home most nights. That's part of why I stopped blogging. I think things will really turn around now.
The month of December was ridiculously busy. I'm hoping January will be a little more laid back. I want to get back to cooking healthier foods instead of eating out as much. I went to the gym for the first time in a few weeks a couple days ago. It felt amazing. It was so nice to get moving again. I need to make exercise a regular part of my day.
I'm back. Hopefully, I had enough time off to recharge my batteries and really want this. I'm not going to kick myself for any weight I gained. What's past is past. I'm ready to work now. Two years ago I dedicated myself to losing 100 pounds. It's time to finish what I started.