I don't know about you all, but I feel like it's been one heck of a year. One full of waiting, transition, and the unknown. In just the last 12 months I:
- Found out my husband was accepted into the Air Force to become a pilot.
- Quit my job.
- Put our first house on the rental market.
- Spent the first 5 months of 2012 alone while my husband was training
- in another state.
- Started my own business (link: http://www.christinebusch.com) and
opened my own Etsy shop. (link: http://christinemarieb.etsy.
- Found out we can't have children without major medical help.
- And moved to a different state.
Not that I'm anywhere close to being 100% okay with giant life upheavals, but I am learning a few things about what it is to be happy and how to not completely lose it when life gives you a curveball.
college. Waiting to find the love of my life. Waiting for that good job that I get paid enough for. Waiting for a family of our own. Waiting waiting waiting.
But before I realize it so many good times have passed. Patience is accepting that today might not be perfect, but it doesn't have to be. Someday I'll look back and miss today. The same way we laugh about that one year when we were too poor for date nights so our weekly grocery store trip turned into our "date". What will we be looking back on from this year?
Happiness is also seeing change as an opportunity to start over. Our new house is a new canvas to decorate. Our new town is more friendly than I could imagine. I know I would've never had the guts to leave a job I loved to be self-employed but now that I'm doing it, I couldn't be more excited to get out of bed every day.
In the end, I can't change what happens to us but I can choose make the most out of it. I just need to slow down and enjoy today, hoping for the best. Who knows what the next year has in store?