It's about time to update, yes?
It is mid-February. Spring has sprung in the Houston area. The weather is awesome. I am enjoying life, working from my home office, which is the best gig EVERRRR.
Since Thanksgiving, I've had company at my house more than I haven't. I live near a famous cancer treatment center and I've had 2 of my family members who came to stay with me while going to this center. Neither of them would have gone to this center if they didn't have family close by to take away the "strange city far away from home" factor and provide a place to stay. I feel like they will live because they went to a place that really knows what they are doing in the battle against cancer. I am more than happy to have been in a position to help these people that I love.
So that is what I've been up to. When I'm not having people coming to stay with me, I'm traveling to see the rest of my family. I am also planning my annual vacation right now and I'm going to Colorado again! Can't wait.
I have a new 5 year plan. My old 5 year plan was to get to work from home. I got that one in 2 years. This new 5 year plan is to somehow get a summer home in Colorado. That place is the home of my heart, but I don't want to be isolated so far from my family for 12 months of the year. I can totally handle it for 3 months of the year though. I'm going to try to get my family to go in with me on it and all approached parties are interested. I'm the trail blazer in my family though. I'm the one who makes stuff happen. All I need is a little cooperation from a couple of key people and we will be enjoying a summer home in Colorado by the time 5 years is up. If I happen to win the lottery at any point in the next 5 years, the finish line will be immediately bumped up.
I am very blessed to have a career that allows me to do my entire job through the computer and from my home. There is just nothing finer, in my opinion. The only way this gig could get any better would be if they gave me an insanely high raise or if I won the lottery and didn't have to work at all anymore. I'd do something with my time anyway, but it would probably be traveling, writing, and fun stuff instead of worky stuff. I'm not a do-nothing kind of person though and I don't yearn for utter inactivity. It would be fun to be a travel writer.
I feel lucky right now. I have times in my life when I can just feel opportunities and lucky happenings all around me. I am also feeling creative and excited. Like something good is going to happen this year.