It was just earlier this month that I wrote my plans for 2013, and already big changes are afoot!
My mom and her girls (from front to back) Michelle, Theresa, Mom, Me. Picture by Her Side Project!
It seems like just a few months ago I was moving in and having a housewarming party and enjoying my independence. Well, I am moving again! I will be spending the next year living with my mom and sister. My mom is going through a particularly unpleasant divorce, and she needs all the help and love and support she can get while she gets back on her feet. After 22 years of marriage, she and my step-dad are separating. I wish I could say I was sad about it, but in truth, it’s for the best. They are very different people and they value very different things. My main concern is just making sure my mom is happy. She is one of the kindest people I know; she is always doing for others, and rarely thinks of herself. For 2013, I want her to take some time to think of herself. Enjoy her home, her job, her friends, and her family, and not worry about making others happy.
It’s a BIG change for me. I’ve gotten very accustomed to being on my own and having my own space. The boyfriend is here often, but it’s still my space and I can send him to his place if I want. Going back to sharing a space with others is going to be a big change, even if it is people I love. Plus, my mom isn’t a big fan of pets, and it’ll be an adjustment for her to get used to living with my cat.
Widget has a sharing problem – that’s HER chair and HER fish. We’re working on it……
But I have no doubt that this is a good thing. I enjoy being with my mom and sister and I know that we’ll have a great time. Plus, they love to cook, and I love for other people to cook for me. A match made in heaven!!
I’ll go back to posting about fun fashion stuff as soon as I am moved and settled again. I am trying to avoid window shopping so I won’t be tempted to buy anything. I refuse to bring one more thing into this apartment that I’ll have to pack!