|Nibblet is ready to ring in the new year!|
|Lily and Violet|
I haven't returned to work as a vet tech yet because the cost of my paycheck would probably only cover the cost of childcare, so I just don't see any point sending them off to be watched by someone else when I can just do it myself.
Anyways, with my first daughter I was used to getting to go out every Friday with my boyfriend and having some time without kids. Unfortunately, that babysitter was out of the question now so I was pretty much stuck staying at home. I enjoy spending time with my children, but sometimes you just need a break!
I have been out a total of 3 times without children to do fun, adult-only activities this year... to me that is just insane. And I started to feel insane after a couple of months. I was actually worried that I was starting to become depressed.
I decided that I needed a hobby that didn't cost any money. Then I thought about writing. Something I had loved to do since I was a child. I combined that thought with something else I loved - educating others about their pets. After I did some research about blogging, I decided to create my own blog and voila! Pawsitively Pets was born.
After I started blogging and meeting other bloggers online, those feelings of depression I had once felt creeping up on me pretty much disappeared. So for that, I want to thank all of you who have commented, visited, chatted, befriended, followed and emailed me. I really do appreciate it! You have honestly helped me overcome a tough time in my life.
Around the time I started this blog, I welcomed a new pet into my life - Nibblet, my pet rat. At the vet clinic where I used to work, we saw a lot of rats and I absolutely adored them. Out of all the exotic creatures we saw, they were one of the nicest. They always seemed so attached to their owners and extremely intelligent. I had always wanted one.
|Kitty Kitty Meow Meow|
Kitty Kitty Meow Meow passed away in September due to breast cancer. 2 years prior to that, she had been diagnosed with asthma and her breathing was so horrible I was sure that she wouldn't have lived much longer. During Christmas of 2011, we found her breast lump. She lived almost a year after being diagnosed with cancer, which again was longer than I would of thought. She was a very strong kitty.
That leads me up to now. What do I hope for 2013? I hope to continue blogging and make new friends along the way. I hope to go back to work as a vet tech in 2013. I hope my children continue to live happy and healthy lives. I hope that all of my new friends have a wonderful year in 2013!
I am really looking forward to New Year's Eve because I will get to spend some time with my boyfriend kid-free. Woohoo! A much needed break as it's been 5 months since my last break. It is also my 10 year anniversary of being with my boyfriend.
|Me and Matt last New Year's Eve.|
What are your plans for New Year's Eve? Do you have any New Year resolutions for 2013?