Wednesday, December 4, 2013

From the Ground up.

Hello, I'm Jen!

Jillian  Michael from the Biggest Loser said something the resonated with me last night. To paraphrase, you have to end something to have a new beginning.  And, I thought, what do I need to end?

 I've been stuck at a crossroads for about two years.  In 2011, I lost 40 lbs, finished an associates degree, and  pretty much made a life of trying to please my husband while he finishes a science PhD. Toppled with anxiety (which I like to call being a home-body) and PCOS, I have used every excuse in the book to stay at the weight I am and not do the things I want to do. I overeat and my husband never asked me to wait around for him and is perfectly happy being my partner.  I have sat around in a state of general unhappiness taking the burden of  most of the housekeeping, feigning fatigue, and looking into a future that is too far away.

Today, I am leaving the people-pleasing, anxious Jen behind and starting anew. This blog is for me and I can't wait to share it with you.

(Please don't feel sorry for me. I am blessed in so many ways that I hope you will get to know. I have a supportive husband, two amazing dogs, a fabulous knitting hobby,  and an understanding family. That is what this blog is going to be about. I just wanted to give a little background.)

I'd like to tell you a little about me:

*I love to Knit
*I listen to a lot of podcasts
* I like reading romance novels.
* I would like to take up running.
*My husband and I are minimalists.
*We hope to have a farming homestead with chickens.
*I like Duck Dynasty and the Biggest Loser.