Saturday, January 23, 2010

2009 is over and 2010 has started

Well, it has been a while since I last blogged, but once again this year I plan on blogging more (we will see how it goes).

Last year was a true year of finding myself. I started off 2009 with going back to school online at Calvary Chapel Online. I loved it! Surprisingly I passed Hermenutics (Bible interpretation) and then started Genesis. Unfortunaetly I was unable to finish that class, but I plan on getting back into it. I really enjoyed finally studying the bible.

I spent a lot of time working on myself and getting healthy. I started 2009 by finally seeing a gastroenterologist about my chronic diarrhea (yep, I'm going there with this). I was finally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. So this means for the rest of my life, I will be on anti-inflammatories and dealing with a "funny tummy". Also, I had been seeing Kyle my trainer for about a year and I had made huge strides in loosing my weight! By June-July, I was 10 lbs away from reaching my goal of 170 (coming down from 230)! By September, I met and exceeded my goal settling in at about 165-170 lbs :) The last time I was this weight/size was 5 years ago when I moved back from Colorado. Yes the working out and eating right helped, but the UC was a huge factor in loosing the weight. My birthday gift to myself was I learned how to surf. I was only able to get up once on the board in a 2 days span, but I so enjoyed it and I cannot wait to go back out this summer!!!!!

I also met Ron. A man I truly feel is my match from God. We both feel that we are eachothers help mates. It is a hard relationship though. He works nights, which a lot of the time makes me feel very lonely and like I am single. I see him only 1-2 times a week and only for a few hours. We are just taking it one day at a time and seeing where God leads us. He knows that he wants to marry me, and I feel the same, and he knows that the ball is in his court ;-)

And once again, cancer strikes my family again. My aunt Jamie was diagnosed with breast cancer and lymphoma. She had a lumpectomy and is currently going through chemo. It is hard on all of us, but I know that it has the hardest affect on Jamie and my mom. Both of their parents passed because of cancer. On the up side, Jamie can change her "new hair" on a daily basis depending on her moods. It also gives me motivation to keep myself healthy. Knowing that I am predisposed for cancer (and moreso with my UC) it gives me that little kick in the butt to stay healthy.

So for this year I am really planning on moving out of the apartment and REALLY want to move into a place of my own out in Oceanside. I love being close to home, but I hate Escondido. everyone and everything I love is out in Oceanside and I hate driving 30 mins just to see them.

So I just pray that God leads me to where I am supposed to be and where is best for me!