Literally, the first six months of this year were filled with happiness, joy, and a sense of hardworking accomplishment. I worked hard to finish my last three college courses while working full time to complete my web design certificate. I graduated!! My mom chose to graduate with me also (she completed her classes sooner but needed to apply for graduation still). It’s just a certificate, but it’s more than I ever thought I would accomplish with the obstacles I have faced. My next step is to complete my Associate’s degree.
On May 7th, my handsome nephew was born! Since my brother lives in Florida, we couldn’t be there when he was born. However, on June 5th, I flew down and spent five days helping take care of my nephew. I am so grateful for the time I spent with him.
I also faced many challenges at work. Long story short, I moved into a position that didn’t have much training or notes left behind for me. I learned a lot and accomplished more. Now, I am more comfortable in my position.
The first six months were filled with blessings, opportunities, excitement, and happiness. On June 17th, I lost my best friend…my sweet kitty, Bibs. While I was away in Florida, I had no idea that she had either drastically reduced how much as she was eating, or stopped all together. She was a senior kitty and was having a terrible time with an allergy with her ears. They did bloodwork which came back perfect. I didn’t know at the time, perfect bloodwork in a 15 year old cat could indicate cancer or other problems. That day was one of the hardest days I’ve experienced. I had to make the decision to let her cross the rainbow bridge. My dad built her a nice casket and we buried her behind his house. That day, I went to Trader Joe’s to get flowers to put on her grave and I was a total mess. When the cashier asked if the flowers were a gift, I couldn’t help but to tell her who they were really for. The kind-hearted cashier didn’t charge me for the flowers and gave a big hug. To this day, I am so thankful for that moment. I needed it.