My New Year's Resolution is to get back into writing regularly. I know I need to narrow that goal down a little more and figure out exactly what "regularly" means, but for now I accept that I need to write more. It's something I need to do, it's something that is important to me, and it's going to eventually give me what I want from it IF I put the effort into it.
That's not to say that my hiatus hasn't been entirely unexpected. Life, they say, is what happens when you're busy making other plans. After the failure to get the commune off the ground, Big Guy and I continued with our plans to get out of where we were, even going so far as to look at purchasing a house in the country. (My heart still breaks that we didn't get that house.) However, while we were doing that, Big Guy got fired from his company AGAIN. This was the second time in two years they had decided they didn't need him and booted him out the door. I told him that if they asked him to come back again, not only was he to say no, but HELL NO.
So, around the middle of November, we went from a two-parent working household to a two parent, one worker household. Don't worry, I've engaged him in slave labor in my name and we got a LOT of help from friends and family over the holiday season as things attempted to sort themselves out. I would like, at some point, to have an extended period of financial peace. I think we've earned it over the past 8 years.
Figuring out where to go from here is going ot be tricky. He's submitting apps and resumes and I've suggested a few things, but we're unsure where or when things will shift. We've been down this road before though. This time he doesn't have an insane CS amount hanging over his head. Now, it's slightly more reasonable and if the ex comes charging after him for more money, since he's jobless. I can't imagine they would raise it.
We're also buckling down on expenses. Christmas was stress inducing. But the love and assistance of family and friends made it the best Christmas ever. No matter what religion you believe in, it's easy to recognize a blessing when you see it. I was also lucky enough to get a second class to teach this month, despite it being a split shift. So, while I am exhausted, I am also bringing in money.
Things will work out, I have faith in that. Everything happens for a reason and the change in Big Guy's Job situation will undoubtedly lead to something better. Now if it would just hurry up and arrive.