when life gets in the way

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blorft: completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum (as defined by Tina Fey in her memoir, Bossypants)

Last I wrote, I was 26 days shy of closing on my house — which was in January. So, you ask, why has it been more than three months since the last post? Why have I failed to share each and every positive (and not-so-positive) moment I’ve experienced thus far as a homeowner? Why have I not posted a million photos and a self-shot-and-narrated video tour of the place I now call home?

(Or, perhaps you could care less, which should be a fairly strong indicator that you should cease reading and get back to whatever it was you were doing before stumbling onto this blog.)

Well, my friends, the answer to these and about a hundred other why-have-I-not-done-such-and-such questions is because I’ve been too freakin’ busy. Yes, I know it’s a lame excuse, but honestly between the house — which as it turns out is kinda’ a lot of work — and my job and school and having a life and oh, I don’t know, maybe attempting to carve out a few precious seconds of time for myself, I.AM.EXHAUSTED.

I do really appreciate all the inquiries about my house and requests to post pictures, etc., and I promise to do all of those things when life settles down a bit. For the next four weeks though, my primary goal is to complete this program sans breakdown. On a related note, turns out I did a terrible job of organizing my courses so the last one would be a cakewalk. This class is anything but easy.

However, and this is a big however because I really don’t want to be a Debbie Downer here,my general update is that life is good. Despite the craziness, I’m living in a kick-ass house that is mine (or it will be in just 359 more payments), I’m four weeks shy of completing my master’s certificate in project management, I continue to enjoy my job most days and I’ve got a stellar East Coast road trip planed for June. I have so much to look forward to and be thankful for and, in the midst of all the chaos, it’s nice to take the time to appreciate it all.

Closing DayI look forward to posting more often when life slows down a bit and promise I’ll include some photos of my new place (to the left you can see the only one I currently have, which is on my closing day in February). In the meantime, I’m keeping my eye on the prize and looking forward to May 29.

Be well. ~N

(I stole this signature line from one of my classmates who has, in just six short weeks, become one of my favorite people and who I never would have met had I not taken this class.  Further proof there’s always a silver lining.)

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