Monday, November 02, 2009

Ups and Downs and In Betweens



2009 hasn't been my best year.
It started well. I had hopes of a promotion, financially we were starting to turn the corner and I was slowly, but consistently losing weight.
All of that changed on February 11 when I was laid-off from my job. I spiraled down into a depression as my unemployment continued into May and then June and into the beginning of July. I didn't know what to do. I finally got a job in July, thank goodness due of the kindness of an old friend who needed help. It's not my dream job, I don't get to write, but it's helping to pay the bills.
You'd think all the extra time I had on my hands I would have had the chance to lose even more weight and get my house in order. None of that happened. I stagnated and my house remained a mess. I'm pretty sure it was denial. It was easier to hide behind my computer and watch afternoon talk shows.
I haven't written on my blog for a long time because I didn't think I had anything to say. Everytime I started, I deleted it because it was consistently depressing and had a whiny tone so I just stopped trying.
Recently I've had an upswing, by my choice. I've accepted a leadership position at church over a new committee. I've started projects around the house and exercise is making a come-back.
I've decided it's time to stop letting my circumstances rule my life and to be thankful for all I do have - A strong and happy marriage,a great family, friends I can count on, a home to come home to, food on my table, my health and a future.
So welcome back to Sarah Says...I have a lot to say.

4 comments:

Laura ang Greg said...

laura2gregI am so excited i have always really enjoyed your blog!!! Welcome BACK!

Karen said...

Yeah....we missed you! Looking forward to more blogs from you!

Patti said...

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~ Dalai Lama

These are words of wisdom. I'm with you. I've been in a funk since the move, but I'm doing my best to pull out of it. I wish you the best in all you do. You have a great family, and a lot going for you.

Anne said...

MOM I am so glad you are back!