It is just so very me to make my New Year’s post on January 2nd.
Thanks to a glitch in the matrix (or whatever we’re calling our basement server collection), I lost access to this blog for awhile. And that’s fine, because I’m the only one who reads it. Ben was kind enough to fix the problem after I went crying to him, thinking I had done something wrong. For once, I’m not to blame.
I know this will lead to rotten vegetables being thrown in my general direction, but 2016 was actually a damn good year for us. Ben’s business took off and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon; I studied medieval book conservation and construction in Italy; I met with professors at various universities in anticipation of apply to their PhD programs; my spinal surgery was a success; I joined a band; I set up personal training and have regular gym schedule; Jewel’s House got lots of new fans and donors. I could go on.
This coming year, we’re planning on buying a house. It might not actually happen until January of 2018, but we’re doing the legwork in the coming months. This will mean a facility for Jewel’s House, and lots of space for animals to run. In addition to the PhD programs, I’m applying to an MA in music, and a vet tech program online through Purdue. This last is something I think will only help Jewel’s House as an organization, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m also doing a yoga teacher training course this year, which will give me the 200 hour certification, and allow me to teach classes. And there are just a ton of other great things lined up for 2017.
I really hope this is a better year in general than the last. But with our anticipated government situation, I doubt it will be. The best we can do is to make our own lives better. The president might be a crazy person, but that doesn’t stop us from learning a new language, eating better, adopting a new family member, etc.
Here’s to a better 2017.