The outside temperature was 13 degrees yesterday morning according to the Volvo's thermastat reading. Rich and I grudgingly drove to the train station only to discover train "issues." Mainly, the train that we normally take was a complete no-show, which forced us to cram onto the next train.
My commute to work was an hour and forty five minutes long.
My calendar tells me that it is a new year but Rich and I awoke on Sunday morning and nothing much had changed. I stopped making new year resolutions because if I'm going to make a change, I'll just make it. It doesn't need to be January 1st in order for me to do so. That being said, I really need to start running again. My weight is fine but I'm completely out of shape. My busy time at work starts tomorrow and further torturing myself by attempting to squeeze in a run here and there is just not going to happen.
As parents, Rich and I make major life decisions with our children in mind. Rich just completed three graduate level courses while working full time in attempt to speed up the end of his MBA program. Does he desire an MBA so that he can say, "Hey, look at me! I have my MBA!" No. It all comes down to career and money, which equate to financial stability, good health insurance and healthy retirement savings.
In December, I helped out some family members by playing professional photographer. Seeing my photos printed, including the ones that I printed via mpix.com for Rich's Christmas present, set off a whirring in my mind. I could do this, I thought. I could actually do this.
But then I thought of all the new "professional" photographers out there. The market is over saturated. It's not the right time and I'm not at the right place in my life to do this. I know how to shelve dreams. I have three little ones who are my priority right now.
And so we continue on. Business as usual.
[There may (hopefully) be a change for our family early this year but it has not been finalized so I do not feel comfortable blogging the details.]