Well, hello there.
Is this thing on? It's been a hot minute (or year) since I've stepped foot in this part of my world.
So much for my intent for 2019. I did actually live up to my Do it Anyway year, just not the way I anticipated.
So let's recap a little for those who might still be following along. I had tremendous growth in my fledgling Travel Agent business. I made some new friends, I stopped worrying (as much) about what people thought of me.
The other big'ish news is that I am now an official member of the 501st Legion as a Seventh Sister. While I knew the character from Star Wars Rebels, I fell in love with the costume thanks to the Trials of the Jedi Temple at Walt Disney World. I am so proud to have such an awesome costume and I am also so proud to be a part of such an amazing organization. Even the kiddos will be stepping foot in via the Galactic Academy which is for children under the age of 18. Miss E will be a Jawa (which is in progress) and the boy will be working on a Mandolorian.
I started running again because I wanted to run. I did sign up for Goofy but life happens and the timing didn't work for me as I intended. So yeah, DNS. But in the long run it's good. I'm ok with not running it. Which really is all that matters.
Also, running makes me happy (especially if I don't have anything to train for and my non-existent thyroid/metabolism functions better if I am active). Because of the revamped love of running, better eating habits (and way, way less stress eating) I have dropped 22 of the 30 pounds I gained in my year and a half of yuck.
Lastly, writing. I originally started my first blog, Suzanne Ran, to document my foray into running and runDisney and because I love to write. I lost sight of why I was writing, I let external things (and to be honest occasionally people) discourage me and decided that I didn't need to write. But much like me with running, writing makes me happy. I'm going to start writing again for me to chronicle what's going on in my world. I will never be the person who consistently writes three times a week and that's ok.
What to expect in the future? Sporadic posts about things on my mind, my kiddos, our family adventures, my travel business and 501st fun.
If you are still here, thank you. Hope everyone had a great 2019! What's new with you?