I'm Getting Old and This Is 2020

It’s the fist day of 2020. And yes I return to the blog. Ok now this is just becoming a bad pattern. I come back to write once a year. I guess to remind myself that I have a blog and I probably should write. As always, good intentions, poor follow though.

Yet we have made it to the start of a whole new decade. I must say that the last decade was a pretty eventful one. It was my decade of redefining myself, and boy have I done that. Remember that when this blog started in 2009 I was the single girl who gave up on life in New York, and went to hide on an island. As I think about it now, wow, the last decade was probably my best decade to date. Maybe the best really is yet to come.

Come with me on trip down memory lane, in 2009 I got on a plane with some suitcases and moved to Hawaii. From 2010-2013, I was living my nomadic life as a single girl in Hawaii. I was exploring me. How many people get the chance to say that? Just be the carefree version of you. Yes, I had a job, bills, and other adult stuff, but everything was just about me. I was in charge of my own life, my own decisions, and I actually came out of it being a better version of myself.

Fast forward to 2013, I moved back to the mainland, lived in Virginia, and in 2015 I moved to Maryland. That’s a lot of states to live in and not be in the military. I was still a nomad, but I was starting to build roots. I was no longer the single girl who was basically doing her, I was in an actual serious relationship!! Who would have thought. Since I am and will always be a relationshipper, of course it was only a matter of time before I found real love, a partner, my better half, and that someone who could actually make me stay in one place and encourage stability. He was keeper from day one, I already knew that.

SO, of course in 2018 I go married. Wow, again that’s a lot considering where I was at in 2009. The icing on the cake… in 2019 I became a mom!!!!!

HOLY CRAP, yes I am now a wife and mom. So to say this decade was pretty eventful would be an understatement. Where have I been all last year, creating a beautiful, funny, smart, loving human. He is now 3 months and he is EVERYTHING! An absolute gem. So there was my last 10 years in a nutshell, with a whirlwind hitting me over the head during the last two.

My life remains crazy, I have no idea where it is going most days. But as always, God makes it work. So I follow his lead and let him do the work. No complaints.

I am revamping this blog. It’s a new decade, I am defiantly at a new place in life, so it needs a new look. It will still be Straight from NY to Paradise in a day, because that is where it all started. But I am no longer a single girl on a journey, I’m a wife and mother, I have a whole team on my journey. That’s what this blog will reflect, my life with my new teammates.

My personal goal for 2020 will be 366 days of blogging. Today is day 1. Not bad for just getting started.

I have lots to tell and I am ready to tell it!