I apologize for the distance between this post and my last; a lot has changed since I last updated here. A whole whopping mess of drama went on in my little family’s life; drama so big, it changed the course of our entire future. As it stands, I am now an official resident of Saint Augustine, Florida—I told you it was my safe haven—along with little miss. Papa, however, is still stuck in Tampa; living with a friend of his, finishing out the police academy. It’ll only be this way for eight more weeks, which seems like forever for such an emotionally-close married couple, but we’ll make whatever sacrifices we have to in order to be happy, once and for all.
In the meantime, life here is amazing; TRULY. It’s a complete one-eighty from what I’ve been subjected to over the past three years of my life and I couldn’t be more content with things. I am now a full-time working mama; I do late night/weekend day housekeeping, laundry and front desk shifts at a really nice hotel. It feels phenomenal to finally get back out there and be a part of the working class again. I feel as though I can contribute more to life, and my marriage, than just a cute kid and a clean house. Plus, there’s the perk of living so close to the ocean! I mean, look at it! How would waking up to this, a cup of tea and yoga NOT immediately make you feel like gold?! [I KNOW, I KNOW!]
As for Punky, she’s completely blossomed since being here. She adores the beach, she loves the tiny parks and malls; nothing short of starry eyes and ooh’s and ahh’s for this girl. Seeing her so excited to start the day, every day, is an accomplishment all in itself for me. It gives life an extra gleam of satisfaction and happiness. And nothing in the entire universe could be better.
From our family to yours, sincerely.