I had to take a small hiatus from my blog. To be honest it was more like a small hiatus from my life.
2009 has been the toughest, strangest and most rewarding year I have EVER had. When I started this blog my original intention was to post things about home decor, parties for every occasion and a little bit of fashion for my fellow 30 somethings. That quickly took a back seat to posts about my troubles with anxiety and all things children.
Not a bad thing but, not my original plan. My goal was a "place of my own" where I was Angie. Not Angie the Wife, Mother, Maid, Personal assistant, Taxi driver, Chef.
( I'm lying about the Chef part)
I spent most of 2009 struggling with my feelings about all of my roles. I wasn't devoting enough time to certain ones and too much time to others. I struggled with all the different types of relationships in my life.
Those weren't my only concerns though. In the beginning of 2009 my husband was laid of from his job of 15 years. The job that allowed us a very nice life style for the last 10 years. The job we thought would never end.
No longer being able to enjoy the extras is one thing. Not sure how your going to feed your children is another.
I'll be honest, I was mad about the first. Until it got bad enough that the second was our reality. Some how by the grace of God, family and friends we managed to make it through.
I know "make it through" doesn't sound like much but to be honest I really don't want to relive most of what 2009 had to offer nor do I think you really want to read about it. I will say, that through the toughest time in my family's lives, we found a closeness we had never had before. And best of all a relationship with God.
2009 was the year we all learned to stop and smell the...
I learned that there is nothing I wouldn't do for these guys...
I learned that "just being Angie" wasn't who I was anymore. As long as I found a nice balance then being Angie the wife, mother and so on would no longer be roles I would try to run from. They would be roles I would embrace.
In the end- there really was more good than bad.
So here's to a 2010 filled with God, Family, Friendship, Happiness and anything else you need in your life. And if need be, here's your chance to wipe the slate clean.
Happy New Year from the Treasure's Household!