I guess it’s time for my annual blog again. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I posted last! When you’re going through the process to get the surgery (gastric by-pass), and the period immediately after, it consumes your mind and your life. Now at a year and a half post-op, it’s regular life now. Although it’s not so regular anymore. I feel like I’ve stepped through the looking glass.
Life update: We’re still living in Seneca Falls. I was working for that agency previously mentioned, got out of the case management position, but jumped from the frying pan into the fire!
I tried to get moved back to case management, they said yes but gave me the run around on a start date, and to make a really LONG story short, I left. I left on good terms though, as difficult as that was at that point. I’m very happy that chapter of my life is over. I did learn a lot.
So now I’m home. I’m on my second semester, (did one full semester while still working, and half of this one), at a local community college. Originally I started doing this to meet some pre-requisites for a BSW program I was accepted to at a local private college. Then everything got topsy turvy. I will not be attending Keuka College’s ASAP BSW Program. Instead…drum roll please….I will be attending Georgia Southern University!
That’s right folks, these New Yorkers are headed South‼! Woohoo‼!
Like it is with most new adventures, Georgia is all I can think about. Trying desperately to find a place to rent. We’re going to look for a house to buy after we’re down there. My mother took the news surprisingly well. My husband and I have always wanted to move down south, and coincidently, to Georgia and we both figured that out before we even met. So here we are – it’s now or never! I feel like my life is going to change completely. No one will know me or the past me – the fat me – the damaged me. I get to be ME. I’ll finally be going to a university. We’ll be buying a house. These are all things that were dreams of mine that I never thought would come true, and here we are! I honestly don’t think I would be at this point in my life if I had not had my surgery. I know that might sound silly, especially to those who have not had it yet. I feel like a totally different person, others say I am, I have more hope and more energy – more drive. I’ve accomplished more in the last two years than I ever have in my whole life. I only see it going up from here.
Other goals I have are to run a 5K in 30 mins or less – oh yeah did I mention I picked up running??? I’ve done two 5K’s so far, have one this coming weekend, then a Warrior Run (yikes!) next weekend, one with my daughter in June, am planning to do a super cool 5K with my sister in Miami in November, and I’m sure there will be others. Out somewhere in the future I want to do a half marathon, a full marathon, and an Iron Man. For right now, I will concentrate on mastering the good ole’ 5K. Upcoming races for me:
I also want to learn to roller skate so I can become a Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby chick! I got my derby skates and gear, now I just need to learn how to roller skate, lol. That’s something I never did. Even when I went to the elementary school roller skating parties (my first one was in 5th grade due to having been home schooled until then), I wouldn’t skate, because I was self-conscious of my weight and falling down. L I hate that I let worrying what other people thought about me get in the way of me doing so much!
That’s all for now, because I have homework to do! This semester is over May 11, 2013, and the fall 2013 at GSU starts mid-August. I can’t get a 4.0 this semester because of my statistics class, but I’m hoping to nail a B for that class at least. The other four classes are solid A’s. I failed stats last semester so a B would be great! I’m at a C+ right now. Anywho, here I go rambling again!
Ta-ta for now all!