Thursday, March 31, 2016

Confessional Thursday

I confess...

// I have been terrible about blogging lately. Life has been so crazy since I got back to my old job that I just have not had the time nor have I even tried to make the time. But I am back! ...for now :)

// the movie Room ruined me as a person. I watched it Saturday morning since B and Nat were gone and I was so emotionally drained afterwards that I felt like it was time for bed by 11AM. I really wonder if it would have impacted me the same way if I didn't have Natalie. Honestly though, I seriously recommend it to anyone who has been debating seeing it. It was so incredibly done but it is very emotional.

// from time to time, I kind of regret the fact that I changed my last name. I wish I had given it more thought instead of keeping with tradition. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against my husband's last name and I am happy that Natalie and I have a shared last name, but sometimes I miss being Tori Trotter. My mom didn't change her last name (until they had been married for 25+ years) but always went by Trotter and I wish I had done that. I read this article by Scary Mommy the other day and it made me miss my maiden name even more, especially point #2.

// I had no idea how much I missed my sister. Life has been so crazy since, oh I don't know, 2012, and we hadn't been spending as much time together as we once did. In the last three months I have spent more time with my sister than I had in probably the last three years. Both of us realized how shitty it had been and made a promise to work on seeing each other more. It's been really nice. There really is no bond like that of sisters.

// sometimes I write blog posts where I talk about deeper things than family weekends and holiday celebrations but I always feel too self-conscious to post them. I have one in the draft box that I am debating posting next week.

// I am beyond thrilled to be back at my old job with my people. I didn't realize how unhappy I was at the hospital. I am finally starting to feel like my old self again and people who know me well have told me that they can see a physical difference in my appearance.

// the Monopoly game that is currently being done by our grocery store has become a bit of an obsession. I have so many prizes the only need me to get one more piece and I am two pieces away from winning a vacation home. HA! If you shop at Safeway and are not playing, please send me your game pieces. I am determined to win. That being said, I am going to be devastated when this thing ends and I have nothing to show for it haha

// I am having a really hard time believing that tomorrow is April 1st. Where has this year gone?!