I titled my first post “A New Day” because, firstly, I am a dork and love Celine Dion. Secondly it is an appropriate title for what I am starting here. 2014 is the year I have been working towards my whole life. I have met and overcome many challenges in the past 28 years and I feel like this is the first time in my life I know enough about myself and what I want to do to feel somewhat secure, even happy. I have an amazing boyfriend, Grant, who treats me like a goddess and tells me as much every day. I have two wonderful pets; Cubby, my adorable little monster puppy, is a 5 year old schnoodle and Minnie is the most amazing 6 year old kitty that has every existed. I am the oldest with seven pretty fantastic siblings. They range in ages from 4 to 25 and thinking about them makes my heart feel warm. My parents divorced when I was about 13 but my dad is remarried to my stepmother of 13+ years. My mom is single and always looking to mingle 😉 but spends a lot of time with her hoard of cats and dogs and with her best friend Mary, who is like a second mother to me. I also spend a lot of time with my amazing grandmother who is a constant inspiration to me. I love my family and wouldn’t want it any other way.
I started a new job recently at a call center for a moving company. I enjoy the job very much and especially love that it allows for some free-time to browse the internet, read, etc. I’ve been using my StumbleUpon quite a bit and after subscribing to the writing interest found a post that encouraged you to write every day. I looked up the best blogging sites for beginners and remembered I had an old wordpress blog. I only had three posts so considering my “new start” attitude decided to delete those and start fresh.
I would like to use this blog to improve my writing and have an outlet for the multitude of thoughts and ideas I have during the day. I also think that one of the best ways to improve is to celebrate the accomplishment of goals. I can proudly say that as of today I have lost over 100 pounds from my highest weight. I started transitioning to gluten-free veganism last year and have been almost 100% vegan since the start of the new year. I am an advocate for veganism because I have personally seen so many positive results.
I also used to be a pretty heavy user of marijuana. It has been 28 days since I last smoked and although I never thought I would say it before I am very happy with the results. I feel like I have my energy and intellect back. I just started learning to play the guitar (another goal!) and cannot believe how quickly I am picking it up. I took a class in college in 2009 but haven’t played really since. I already feel I am back to and even a bit beyond my previous level. I don’t think I would be doing so well if I hadn’t committed to stop smoking. I quit smoking cigarettes a few months ago as well and am happy to be able to breathe easy.
I think that is probably enough for the first post! I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this. Even if no one does, it feels good to have a place to cheer myself on in the quest towards being the best Cindy I can be! ❤ 🙂