Monday, May 28, 2018

Update: On Just About Everything

I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas.
Had a blast making these magnet
boards for friends!
I can't believe how long it has been since I posted!

Since the last post, our lives have been changed in so many good ways!  I know it sounds crazy, but getting my diagnosis of ADHD not only changed my life, but the lives of my whole family. I can not describe how much better everything is for all of us.

We are no longer in Oklahoma. We are now living in the great state of Texas and enjoying our time in El Paso. It is very different here than it was in Tennessee, but we like different! We found a nice big place outside El Paso with some land for the kids to run around on and be loud. We got tired of bothering neighbors with our shenanigans.

Our Family, Christmas 2017

Still homeschooling, and the boys are doing SO well!
Homeschool Art Class -- learning how to blend color pencils.

We got two dogs. And we love them so much! Hudson is a doxle (beagle/dachshund) and Luna is a chiweenie (Chihuahua/dachshund). Hudson is a rescue. We got him from an animal rehab that saved abused animals. He has PTSD, but is doing so much better now that he is part of our family. He adores the boys and has a special connection to Sam (my 12 year old) and is with him all the time. Luna is my girl. She was originally found at a shelter, but then her previous owners were getting a divorce and couldn't keep her. So we took her and she's a little spit-fire lovey. And they love my sweaters I made them...
Sam and Hudson: BFFs

Rocking my sweaters!

Luna loves to ride in my sling... I love it that she loves it!

Car rides are serious business. Just sayin'

I started back to school. Online school. After receiving my diagnosis and treatment, I was encouraged by my doctor to go back to school and get my degree. I am tired of hearing people complain about the problems of the world and think they are doing something about it by re-posting articles on social media. Keyboard warriors kind of frustrate me -- demanding change but not willing to actually DO anything about it. My doctor suggested I go back to school and be a part of the change I would like to see happen in the world. So I am studying psychology with an emphasis in mental health. I am planning to continue on for a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, specifically working with couples and families dealing with mental illness. On the side, I am studying up on Art Therapy in hopes to apply it to what I learn to help others; and also the mental health issues that are common in the military communities among service members and their families. I already did all my generals back in college when I was young, and the credits counted. So now, I get to focus on all the fun stuff!  And I am loving it!
Military Ball, Christmas 2017. This man makes me feel like a princess!

Things are busy, but I feel so blessed to be able to do all the things I want to do and the things I need to do... except laundry... I hate laundry...

Well, that's the Nutshell in a... well, a nutshell.

-Cat

3 comments:

The Mom said...

I'm so glad you updated! I have missed hearing about your family. I'm glad things are going well for you!

Ruth said...

You are beautiful inside and out! Thank you for the update. :)

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