Im Back. An update and what to expect in 2020

Hey Everyone! It’s me Katie and I am back.  I know I have been gone a very long time and you are all probably wondering “What happened to Katie?”  Well let me just say that 2019 was a very trying year for me.  I struggled a lot last year and it definitely had a profound impact on every aspect of my life.

I don’t want to delve to deep into my struggles but will touch base on some.  There have been the financial struggles, trying to pay all the bills on one income when my husband and I have always been a 2 income family.  Emotional stress, trying to keep a positive attitude when it feels like everything is falling apart all around me.  I think this is the one that got to me the most especially when I have been watching my husband deal with his own emotional struggles and feeling completely helpless.  I have always prided myself on being able to help others so when I can’t help my best friend it absolutely kills me.  Then there were the health struggles, trying to maintain my physical health when I have absolutely no energy anymore to do anything.

Yes I struggled a lot in 2019 but there were some shining points throughout this very trying year.  One of the biggest was getting a promotion at work.  The years of hard work and persevering finally paid off.  Throughout it all I would say my relationships with my friends and family have grown deeper because when things got tough they were right there to pull me up.

Here we are 3 months into a new year and well things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows yet.  I think right now we are feeling the stress and anxiety dealing with the current pandemic that is COVID-19.  We are all being asked to make sacrifices from seeing our family and friends to being laid off and being asked to stay home unless absolutely necessary.  My job is considered essential and unfortunately I am unable to work from home.  So I go to work and I take all the precautions that we are being advised to take but I’m still worried about getting this and bringing it home to my husband.  Hopefully when this is all over we will all be stronger.  During these uncertain times would be a great time to revamp your health and fitness regimen, try a new hobby or get back into an old one, learn a new skill, and just be grateful for what we all have.

As I sit here reflecting on 2020 and where I want to see myself I go back to why I started this blog in the first place.  I started this blog to show a journey.  For me it is a journey into learning and developing a skill I have never had before.  It’s also a journey into becoming the best version of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Here’s to a new year.  Till next time.

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