When I set my intention for 2016 as working to “connect” more, I didn’t realize what the year was going to bring. While I’m still working on my initial goal of connecting more with others and the things that really matter, my focus has shifted somewhat.
I didn’t realize that I’d spend March and April connecting with my pillow every day after school, taking naps. That it would be really hard to stay connected to the blogging community, or even get a post up, because of this change in my after school routine.
I didn’t know that I’d connect with my favorite snack foods multiple times a day because being the littlest bit hungry made me feel nauseous. This spring, I reconnected with my inner carnivore – making pulled pork and buffalo chicken and taking detours to McDonald’s because it sounded so delicious.
I didn’t know I’d be becoming extra close with my budget as I tried to manipulate funds to buy clothes that fit, and an air conditioner, and create a decent amount of savings for the unknown future. I could not have anticipated how disconnected from work I would feel during the last few weeks of school because of how much I was looking forward to my next doctor’s appointments.
No one told me the connections that would be created by hearing other people’s stories about their pregnancies and births. I didn’t know I’d instantly feel connected to the people in my life who are expecting. When I set my intention to connecting more with my husband, I didn’t know that Brian and I would keep a secret for 13 weeks, further solidifying our relationship. He’s been totally supportive, hardworking and patient over the past 20 weeks.
That’s right friends, Brian and I are expecting our first baby this November!