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Another Trip Around the Sun


Hi friends, 

Welcome to my blog!

Yesterday,  I turned 41 years old. Like the rest of you, this past year has been one to remember. The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed how the world operates and how people interact with one another, but it's only a short time period over the course of our life. 

I am thankful for my family and friends, my home, my pets, the sunshine, my health. Unfortunately, I had Covid-19 in July and am what are referred to as a "longhauler." This means I am not contagious, but the virus remains in my body attacking different body systems. The one body system the virus loves is my nervous system. It's challenging to stay positive when what is wrong is hard to diagnose and the medical community is trying to navigate something that is brand new. I have been lucky to have a great family doctor and a neurologist who I trust. 

This past year being home with my family has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. Yes, I'm exhausted. Yes, it's A LOT sometimes, but there is more good times than stressful times. I love being with my children each day. However, I'm not a teacher. I do try my best but its hard. I thank God I was smart enough to change my major after the first semester from teaching at Central Michigan University. I am patient enough to teach my children, but I give credit to all teachers out there for teaching larger classes. You are amazing and deserve to make a million dollars a year. 

This past Wednesday, I was able to get a haircut, color and eyebrows done. Goodness, I needed it so bad. I had not had a haircut or color since last February. It was well overdue.  I feel like myself again. With almost a year in Quarantine, my hair was in bad shape.  The low point of the year was when my husband saw me pull out the clippers he uses on his beard, he knew to leave me alone. I had lost it like Marshall on "How I Met Your Mother" on his wedding day. It was not a good idea. 

My birthday was spent with my kids and my husband. I got my free coffee from Starbucks. I had many beautiful Facebook messages, phone calls and texts. We had cupcakes and a yummy dinner. Overall, a very quiet day but full of love. 

Hopefully, my 41st year is filled with great memories. This year, my goals are to create a blogging community, create a YouTube Channel, reads lots of books, eat better for my health, exercise more to feel like myself again, and complete "The Supreme" for the 2021 Detroit Marathon. "The Supreme" is a combination of three events: 1 mile, 5k (3.1 miles) and full 26.2 mile marathon. I want to be the best version of myself. I want to show love and kindness to everyone I encounter. 

What do you typically do for your birthday? What is your favorite type of cake? Ice cream? 

What are your goals for yourself in 2021? I can't wait to hear from you. 

I look forward to starting this journey with you and look forward to becoming friends.


Lots of love to you, 


Jen 


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