Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bring on '09!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm ending '08 alone. Dan is bartending and Will is sleeping. But before you feel sorry for me, know that I'm listening to some Metallica, drinking wine, and baking. Dan and I will bring in the New Year when he gets home from work. I have a bottle of sparkling wine (who could afford champagne this year?) and will make some yummy brushetta.

I will not be looking back to '08 at all. The past shall stay in the past with this coming year. Call it a New Year's Resolution. I'm looking forward to all of us getting out of this slump we've been in. In order to change the world you have to change first. If you mope around about how crappy '08 was, guess how '09 will be?

My next resolution is no more "bye-bye arms". Ladies, you know exactly what I mean. I've been working on it by doing some mean push-ups and playing Wii boxing. Laugh all you want, but that game works me out. I'm looking forward to purchasing Wii Fit in the very near future to continue my body make-over. Besides that, I've found a new gym partner. Normally, I don't like working out with others, but I think this will be the motivation I need. Bikini body here I come!

By the way, I went to the gym the other day and found out that I'm fitter than I've ever been. I guess that's what happens when you run around Manhattan to and from work and carry a 24 lb. toddler around. I was able to run on the treadmill between 6.5 and 7.5 miles an hour. This a feat that I've never been able to accomplish. The fastest I've been able to run was at 5.0 mph and that's alternating with walking every two minutes. I'm feeling some kind of marathon (whether the big one or little ones). Bring it on!

I'm excited about this new year (damn Metallica is good; at the moment I'm listening to One from And Justice For All). I feel that there will be good changes coming up for the Diaz family. I'm sure I'll blog about them. We'll see. Anyway, I wish you all the very best. May this new year bring you tons of happiness!!!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Big Change Coming Up

You know how I'm always complaining about the little time I have to do anything? Yeah, it's only going to get worse starting next month. Why? Well, I'm heading back to school! It's official! I got my acceptance letter yesterday in the mail. What I'm going for? Technically, I'm going for certification to teach ESL. Unofficially, I am going for a Master's in Urban Education with certification in ESL. I have to take the GRE in order to get accepted into the program, which I will since you need a 2.75 GPA for the program and I graduated with a 3.76. There is no difference between the two programs just the thesis courses. So once I take the exam, I officially get accepted into the Master's program.

To say the least, I'm excited and a little bit in awe. I've always dreamed of getting a Master's, but moving between three states in a matter of a few years, my lack of making a decision on what to do next, and money it always seemed like a distant dream. Well, not anymore. I'm very proud of myself for finally making up my mind about this. I'm a little scared, but once I'm in the program I'll be fine.

It's time to go! I have a haircut to get and a need to jump into the shower. Talk to you soon!