I was originally going to do a series of photos that were going to inspiring and happy and all sorts of awesome, that post was scraped since I can’t lie and pretend that after a year since my first article here on Still Standing things are so much better because they aren’t. In some ways they are but others are worse.
The last year I’ve gone through a job loss, a move across the state where cheaper housing is, taking a job at minimum wage, then getting promoted just recently but still taking in less money than last year. Even though money is tighter than ever, I’m still standing.
We’ve also stopped actively trying for a baby, well at least I have and that’s been hard. I feel like I am moving on to learning to live child free but I’m still standing even though it feels like we are just standing still.
It’s not been all bad though. I have my wonderful husband, my family, and my animals. I got a new job that I really enjoy, a roof over our heads and food in the fridge. These are why I am still standing.