Wow. My life has changed dramatically since the last time I was around. If you were a frequent reader of Kiss My Smash in the past, then you would know I would post anywhere between 3-5 times a week sharing my most recent crafts, recipes, and homemade household items to name a few. In September of this year, my life changed. I changed jobs and went back to school. I mentioned my initial reaction to going back to school in the Going Back to School post. I am so blessed that I have a great job and was able to go back to school. I tried my hardest to focus on the good things I have in my life and how lucky I was when so many people don't have jobs and can't go to school. But I didn't always succeed. I whined. I whined a lot. When my new schedule commenced, typically on my fourth 12 hour day in a row, I cried. Or, if not tears I had some major attitude. I was just tired. Mentally tired. I worked as hard as I could during the day to learn everything there is to learn about my new job, then had to work twice as hard at night in class. My brain was fried. After the first four weeks of this, my birthday rolled around. Typically, I have a countdown as my birthday approaches and I'm ridiculously excited. This year was completely different. I had the birthday blues. If I had been able to skip my birthday all together, I would have. Maybe I'm starting to feel old, maybe my brain was just on overload, or maybe I am just starting to value other things in life, but I definitely felt differently about my birthday this year.
As time went on, I was able to adjust, and stop crying. I was even lucky enough to take a week off and travel to Costa Rica with GB for the nuptials of my friend, Bee. That was an incredible experience. It was my second visit to Costa Rica, and I can promise, it won't be my last.
Last week was my last week of classes and I can now truly value my down time when I can create and craft and read a book without feeling the nagging guilt of homework to be done. This week I will share with you the few things I was able to do over these past few months. You can look forward to some yummy recipes and even a botched child's dragon costume.
I want to thank you for being patient with me as I took some time to take care of myself and do the things I had to do. I also want to thank GB for his patience and understanding with me. I really have a great guy to call my own. Check back tomorrow for our regularly scheduled programming.