It’s long, it’s complicated and as usual it’s pretty dramatic. There’s been a lot going on lately and the truth of it all is that I got tired. I got tired of waking up at five every morning and running around like a crazy person until ten at night. I got tired of the mundane day to day activities that can so easily consume us. But most of all, I got tired of hearing my own thoughts all day long and couldn’t imagine putting those thoughts on to a screen for others to read.

It all started about five months ago when we made the decision to add to our family. On August 26th my little family grew by four paws and one wet nose. We introduced Buckley in to our world and it hasn’t been the same since. I thought I knew about unconditional love but not until I had a Lab. I could be scolding this dog for chewing on a shirt and he will duck his head in shame and try to kiss me at the same time.

Shortly after our new addition I found out some news about my job: it was being eliminated. I began applying to jobs left and right that would allow me to not only have an income but a sense of security as well. After a week of uncertainty the hiring process began for me to take on a new job in an unfamiliar career path. It’s taken me several weeks to find my place in my new company, but I’m finally to a place where I’m comfortable. But once you get comfortable, something is bound to change.

Up next it was my boyfriends turn to have job uncertainty. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 6 years and have lived together for 4 years, that being said we have built the last few years of our lives together. The career path he had chosen seemed stable, but as technology advances and lifestyles change so does his job. As a result, at the age of 28 he is in training to become a police officer which is one of his biggest dreams but so different from what he has been doing for the last 7 years.

Living ain’t for sissies. It gets pretty tough sometimes but all of this has taught me one thing. Any time you think you’ve got it figured out: you don’t. Any time you think it’s about to get easy: it won’t. And any time you see the finish line: it’s a mirage. But the journey is beautiful, the view is nice and I’d much rather be living than dying.