2014 things

So it’s 2014 already and I’m not part of the massive amounts of people I’ve seen saying “thanks god, it’s a new year, new me” bullshit.  I’m quite sad to see 2013 go.  It was a year of calm, stability, good changes and normality.  I already know that there will be a few changes in 2014 for me personally and I’m not sure I’m ready.  Insert inquisitive side eyes here.

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Over the last year, I really feel like I made good choices.  There were one or two risks I took that I’m slightly worried about, financially.  For instance, I bought into a beauty & hair salon!  Haha.  Who’dathunkit.  Me.  A beauty & hair salon owner, if you please.  The good news is, I’m not expected to do any of the hair and beauty work, for the sake of our clients that would be a very bad idea.  So my mom is running the place as is her expertise.  But it’s scary, being a business owner.  Especially from afar, where I can’t just pop in for tea and a catch-up chat.

Also, I’m getting a new boss in 2014.  At least I know the boss and have worked with the boss before.  But you guys know how bad I am at letting go of things I know.  I’m really bad of letting go of my comfort zone, to be honest.  And I kind of feel like the rug’s been swept from under me and now I’ll need to start all over again, just as I got settled.  But it’s ok.  I will be ok.  My job will stay normal and ok.  There are tons of new opportunities and ideas running through my head which makes me excited, so there’s a good thing.

Jon and I are good.  So good.  Normal, comfortable, funny, cuddly – that pretty much sums us up.  I still can’t believe I got so lucky in finding him.  He’s awesome and he can stay.  We bought a new king sized, soft-as-a-marshmallow-orgy bed.  And also a pillow that has a scientific formula, he bought one like some kind of grown up! We’ll be paying it off for a few months, because *ahem* maxed out joint credit card alert!  If buying a bed that is soft and cuddly enough to birth the second baby Jesus and costs more than the average pre-owned vehicle is not true love and commitment, I just don’t know what else is.

Friendships were made, renewed, broken in 2014.  It’s been a roller coaster ride.  I still miss having Britt close-by, but we talk on BBM daily and she spends more time at the salon with my mom than any of our regular customers, so my mom having her visiting there it is almost like having her here with me.  Also, I’ve made a girl friend that has become so special in my life very quickly, too.  I love that I can pick up the phone and meet up with her on the spur of the moment like it’s just no thang.  And it’s awesome to be able to just trust a friend with feelings, and have that trust reciprocated.  I’m so happy to have you, Jess.

From a health perspective, I’m very proud to say that I haven’t picked up any weight over the festive season.  Not that I obeyed our dietician by any means, mind you.  Let’s not get crazy.  But, I was relatively calm about the whole best-time-of-the-year-to-pig-out thing.  My comfort eating was comforted, but gently rather than the usual bull in a China shop approach.  Now for the weight to actually start reducing again, that would be nice.


I feel like I’m on a precipice.  I feel like at any moment, everything is about to change.  I’m nervous.  I’m excited.

The future.



  1. Heidi says:

    Let’s hope that 2014 is as good to you as 2013 was my friend xx.

    Also, every time I see that photo all I can think is “WHY AM I HOLDING YOUR FOOT FFS?!?” Now I have to remove it from its frame on my wall or it will forever freak me out. Damnit.

    Edited to add: also, you’re an amazing blogger and such a dear friend and I admire you so much. I just want to be you, really. Every night I think of ways to be more like you, it keeps me up sometimes. Your hair smells pretty.

  2. Heidi says:

    Also – why can’t one edit comments on a blog post?? I just noticed the grammar error in my last comment and it’s driving me insane.

    Please edit the comment and remove the apostrophe from “it’s” for me.


    • Shebee says:

      Dear Snowgoose,
      1. Don’t you dare remove the photo of me from your house – that’s so mean! It’s a story, with you holding my foot.
      2. I’ve edited your comment. With a bit of embellishment.

  3. Heidi says:

    Dear Shebeegee,

    1. Fuck you. The photo stays up but I’m putting a sticker on your foot.
    2. Even though the 1st half of the embellishment is true, still… fuck you.


  4. Angel says:

    I think its going to be a wonderful year! And I think you’re going to cope fine with your new boss, especially since it won’t be the last time.

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