I'm Becky Sherrick Harks, better known as Aunt Becky, and you'll normally find me blathering on my own blog, Mommy Wants Vodka. But I'm here at The Stir to secure Total World Domination, er, discuss how I'm (barely) surviving parenthood.
I always hate the first few weeks of the new year, mostly because I live in Chicago, which means it's freezing cold and icy, and mostly because I'm sick to death of people in commercials who are all, "Let's diet! It's a new year!"
Not that I think that getting healthy, going to the gym, or watching what you shove down your gullet is a bad idea; on the contrary. It's just that going all balls to the wall, switching up everything in your life based on some arbitrary date is silly.
You can ALWAYS choose to switch it up - you don't need a resolution or a date on the calendar to do it! It's time to take charge of your health!
Here are some simple ways to get your healthy on all year 'round.
I've been quietly searching for jobs since July, when the "D-word" finally came out of the shadows and into the light.
I've been freelancing for years -- I even run my own non-for-profit organization, but the "not-for-profit" part of running that organization plus the irregularity of a freelancer's schedule has made me a bit more than stressed to the gills.
I got married pretty young, which means I'm among the first of my friends to join this new "divorce club" (kinda crappy club, by the way. The food sucks and the company is non-existent). But I remember hearing about other people who'd been through a divorce and kept their married names.
It baffled me. Why would you want to tie yourself to someone you are no longer legally bound to? Why would you want that daily reminder that "hey, things didn't work out, you big failure"?
Turns out? I get why people keep their married names now. I'm one of them.
Cheating used to be so cloak and dagger. I mean, you'd have to go hunting for receipts or check bank statements to see if your significant other was stepping out on you. Now, though, thanks to the influx of social media sites and smartphones, you barely have to turn around to see what your partner's been up to.
So should you? Should you check in to make sure your partner is being faithful?