"The strongest people are the ones who fight battles that nobody knows about." -Unknown
I saw the above quote at least once a week, or more frequently, from my months living back in the Midwest. And you know what, it's absolutely true and I still genuinely appreciated it every time I saw it. So while it was kind of bittersweet to have had my last appointments up at Froedtert in February. I really enjoyed the team and the truly genuine care that I received there. I did not miss the cold I left behind but I certainly have missed the place. So why this sudden nostalgia for that while I'm sitting here writing this in Hawaii? Because life goes on, it gets busy again, and we have to continuously reevaluate our own sense of priorities.
Soooo, sorry but not sorry for having been a bad blogger these past couple months. I honestly started about ten drafts, but then never thought they were quite right...so, I just scraped them. Almost exactly a month ago we had our wedding in Hawaii, with the associated friends and family convening for the (essentially week of) events. It was great, but certainly a bit hectic and truly exhausting. BUT, I am so glad we did it and for everyone that came out to celebrate with us. While we were already married, it was fun to finally share our vows and lets be honest, I really wanted to wear my dress. :-)
Since then we took a bit of a breather, as in I was really sick, then A. was really sick and now we both seem to be healthy again. Thank goodness.
Life has gone back to the grindstone, and I buckled down and finished an online course I was taking while also intensely working on getting registered to take classes this fall. Let's just say that this was no easy process. I already have two degrees but it still managed to be a massive run around, finally getting completed this week. I think. So, I am actually excited to say that I'll be taking some pre-requisite courses this fall to go back to graduate school. Yay!! (If you happen to hate school, I sorry but I actually miss it). Looking around to make plans for what else I'll be doing with my time this fall is exciting, but I also need to continue to temper my ambition and patiently try not to get ahead of myself. As in maybe not committing to the Honolulu marathon in December but trying for a half marathon first. Because let's be honest, running isn't exactly the most fun thing to do right now anyways.