Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It's been a long year

This time last year...I was newly married and just returning from a trip to San Francisco with Jimmy. It was a fantastic trip. I spent a lot of time alone while Jimmy was in classes and meetings then we'd meet around dinner time and talk about the stuff we did all day. It was a really good trip.
Looking back I can clearly see that I have changed a lot over this past year. Because of some circumstances I have become a little different, a little older, a little more hardened (sadly).
But some good has definitely come of this year. I am closer to and more appreciative of my family. I have set some really clear goals and priorities. I am closer to my husband and I really appreciate how hard he works everyday. I especially have come to admire him for his wisdom in taking small steps and not staking our entire lives on his business. I used to get frustrated with him because I felt like his vision wasn't broad enough. I didn't want a Rogers' Northside Garage only. I wanted Rogers' Southside, Eastside, Westside, Kuna, Meridian, Nampa. He has said to me repeatedly...give it time. I've only owned this business 2 years and I'm only 28 years old. There is time still on our side, have patience. His patience has come through just fine. His business is making money. He's looking at another property to buy and he's going into it with a clear head and realistic goals.
I've written about me and I've written about Jimmy's business because we share a birthday month. I'm 26 today and he's owned his business 3 years now. I've also known Jimmy 5 years now. It's been quite the ride for us in this short five years. It's amazing to me to think of all the things that have happened in such a really short time. We are different people today, that's for sure!
I have spent this past year in a lot of transition. Mostly good things have happened and I am ready to say goodbye to 25 and a big fat hello to 26. It's been a great 25 years...geez that sounds so young! Woo-Hoo! Here's to many many more!


natalie said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a great twenty-six! ENJOY!

Corinna said...

Happy happy Birthday!!!
We will have to celebrate and eat cake!
Hope you have a great day... and a fabulous #26 year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you,s!!! Wow how can I be such a young mom? It has been a good year. Jimmy will do great in business because he has the good sense to be realistic and seek advice from mature succesful people who care about him.He loves his family and wants the best for them. He does have a big goaland I think it will even surprise you. Once again happy b-day. love Jo mama