I know were a few weeks into the new year but I thought I’d make the time to get you caught up to date with everything that’s been going on in my world. Over the past few months as most of you are aware I received a promotion which has allowed me to do great things with my employer over the last few months and join a team of wonderful people. I’ve began working on my house in order to sell it this Spring but my wife and I decided that we would wait maybe until next Spring 2019 before selling in order to avoid having to rush to get things done so fast with the arrival of our 2nd baby. That’s right my wife, son and I are expecting another little person into our family June 2018 and we are so excited and thrilled to be at this point.
For a few years now since my son had turned one we talked about having another baby but there was some hesitation on both of our parts to adding a 2nd baby. We finally decided it was time and a few months ago and with no time in between there we were 4 weeks later with a pregnancy test displaying the journey that waited us ahead. My wife and I have been working diligently on preparing our now 3-year-old for the arrival of their little brother or sister which we will find out next week. We’ve already told just about everyone but I finally found the time to write in order to give you an opportunity to hear about what’s going on.
As of now I’m still on a time crunch to get some things ready in our house before the arrival of our little person like touching up the paint in the kitchen after painting and doing a new countertop through Giani Countertop Kit. I’ve been working diligently with painting the main level of our home but I’ll be having to move upstairs to the top level before the baby arrives to remove carpet and finish floors as well as paint and remodel a bathroom. A little task for some but a long list for me. I know they say and from experience you’ll never be ready when they arrive but I literally have no choice but to get these things completed before he/she arrives so my wife will be comfortable in our home. I think the thing I’m most excited about is having a fresh and clean look throughout the house since my wife and I have been here for almost 8 years and have never done anything major throughout the house in as much as decorating. When the time is right to sell, it will be easy because nothing will have to be done.
Your already aware that I’ve been working on my Bachelor’s degree to which I will be receiving this year as I finish my last semester by May. This year is going to be a very exciting year and I’m so excited that it’s happening to be and hope that others have many exciting things in store this year. Oh, I think I forgot to tell you I’ll be turning “30” this year. I know for some 30 is daunting and scary but I’m excited to embrace going into my 30’s. With all that’s going on for me my 30th birthday will be a blast with the arrival of a baby a few weeks prior I’m going to make the best of it all month if my wife allows it. (LOL)
I know with turning a new year and for me hitting a milestone some usually wonder are there any regrets and things you wished you’d done or we compare ourselves to where others around our age based on money, career and everything else going on in our lives. I’ve come to terms with where I am and in that being happy where God has me. Although I’m still working on my degree and I still haven’t achieved everything I want to achieve I haven’t folded and become complacent in what I have now. I’m still working diligently to ensure I fulfill everything that God has for me to fulfill.
Last but not least make sure in your 2018 that you shift your focus from others and shift it towards yourself. There’s nothing better than feeling like everything you do is for others and there’s no fulfillment in it for you. Focusing on you allows you to feel strengthen enough to focus and put time, effort and energy into those you love most. I decided for 2018 that I would shift a lot of my focus towards my health and wellness as well as surrounding myself around men and women who were going to uplift me. Do the same for you and be transformed. Happy MLK Day!!!
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Matthew Gamble Sr. is a father, husband, friend, and blogger. He writes about what it's like to raise Matthew Gamble II also known as M2 as a stay at home father. Join him on his journey into fatherhood with Mr. Daddy Duties!!!