So looking back the last thing I shared was bankruptcy. We're still in process. They won't start the process rolling until we have the lawyer completely paid in full. We've been making slow payments for almost a year now and have about $450 left to pay then we'll be able to get the ball rolling. Since we're so close to getting that paid off, we'll be starting this credit counseling thing soon and I'll be redoing all the paperwork because basically everything has changed since last year when we decided to go this route. It's a LOT of work and I'm honestly not looking forward to doing it, but...it's what I have to do to start over so we can even further better our family.
We have moved. We moved about 10-15 miles out of the city we were in to a super tiny little community that makes us feel a little more comfortable. What makes us feel even more comfortable beyond that is we live in the country literally in the middle of nowhere. Aaaaahhhhhh....<3 There's so much privacy and peace and quiet! AND...for the first time in like 6 years, I'm finally 1-out of apartment living and 2-in a house that isn't shared. It's not a regular house, but a mobile home. Which can be pretty cramped with my little family, but it's better than what we've had the past handful of years.
Since we live so close to the city where my job is, I didn't have to find a different job, I just commute. It takes no more than half an hour to get to work from the time I leave in the morning. About 15min to get into town and another 15min commuting in the town to get to work. Eric, too....we actually moved 10 minutes closer to his job, but he still has to travel about 40 miles to his job.
The boys just transferred to their new school last week. They were still attending their old school and stuff happened regarding our move(which was in September) and the school system basically forced us to transfer the boys to the school where we live now...and school is almost over. They couldn't even let them just finish their year. I'll actually update on the boys specifically in a whole separate blog. LOTS going on! :)
We have new additions to the family. In the form of fur babies. We adopted 2 dogs: Remy and Molly. We adopted Remy once we moved here in September and we adopted Molly 3 weeks ago. Remy is a redbone coonhound mix and Molly is a shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix. I will tell their stories in a separate blog too. There's lots to say about those 2!
I am a Beachbody coach! I took the plunge and I'm glad I did. I'm so sick of being overweight and out of shape at my age. I'm not even 30 and I'm just worn out all the time and feel sooo...blah. I know what's the GOOD healthy way of eating and learning more and more how to properly fuel my body. I'm working out. I quit drinking pop and cut out sugar. I don't deprive myself. Everything in moderation and balance! I haven't been hard core doing the 21day fix like I did when I first started, but I'm still seeing progress! I'm trying all sorts of shakeology flavors and recipes and it's so fun. I can't wait to see my body a year from now! My chronic headaches and migraines have drastically reduced to almost nonexistent. Almost 18 years of suffering and that is mind blowing to me. I've been on many different medications throughout the years. I've been to chiropractors and doctors. Nothing helped as much as this lifestyle change!!
Well, I think that's it for the catch up. Nothing too exciting other than that.
Now...what I plan on doing with this blog. I need to find the time to really revamp its looks. It's old and boring and outdated. I don't know anything about making a blog look the way I want it to look. So this may take some time. Bare with me. I will be changing it's name. I called it Youngmomma living because I was a young mom. A teen mom. I still consider myself young. But I just outgrew the name and quite honestly....the name doesn't fit the journey I've shared on here and plan to share in the future. So bare with me on the name change as well. As for the contents I'm planning on sharing: my main focus for the near future is going to be about my mental health roller coaster. Giving the world a real look on the inside of a person suffering, and the thought processes, feelings, emotions, paranoias, fears, irrational thoughts which become irrational believabilities which become real feelings and emotions which tend to trick my mind into being something true. It's messy, confusing, tangled, overwhelming, and can be quite scary.
You can read about what the signs and symptoms of anxiety/depression are, but until you've experienced it...you'll never understand. And even then, we believe you still don't understand because we feel alone and feel like we're the only ones that every feel that way ever. And every case is different...personalized if you will. My depression is a different brand from Joe's depression down the street. We suffer differently. We can relate, but to understand another's suffering specifically will never happen. I want to kind of be that advocate that can share the day to day struggles and open the door for others to peek in and see the chaos since I keep it in and away from everybody so well. It's not uncommon for people with mental illness to hold it all in and not share because it's scary to share it. I'm an advocate of this subject, but yet I'm scared to speak my own personal journey and battles I face almost daily. I am getting better at sharing little highlights of my journey I've had in the past with suicidal ideations and a hospitalization due to it. But I have never ever shared my journey as I'm living it and as I'm battling it....and that is my goal. To be able to openly share that. To let the outside in to maybe help someone who is going through the same thing. Let them know they're not alone. Or to help open the eyes of someone who has a person in their life struggling and they don't understand it. I've had loved ones say hurtful things to me when I'd be struggling because they don't understand it. You can't just "get over it." And it's not something we do for attention or pity. I actually hate attention and pity especially regarding this. That's another reason it's scary to share! I just want to help. Help people on both sides of the board.
I won't be blogging just those topics. I plan on sharing day-to-day life as a wife, mother, family, etc. Granted I don't have a very exciting life, it is busy and can be quite entertaining thanks to my 3 sons. I'll also be sharing recipes, meal planning/prep, and my Beachbody/weight loss journey. So there will be lots of various contents tucked in here! I know some people like to have a schedule. Like "Meal Monday's" or "workout Wednesday's" or whatever. I won't. I'll just share it as it comes!