Well, I would say my absence from this blog has to do with the fact that I have been busy and lazy. In order for me to try and keep up with this blogging thing again, my overly-detailed-self needs to do some sort of a recap on the past few months before I can blog about anything else that might
inspire bore you 😉
Soooo…two days after graduation the greatest thing in my life (so far) happened, I became an Auntie! Riley Grace was born on May 9th and has been a continued source of joy for me. She is such a fun baby and I love spending time with her whenever I get the chance!
The rest of summer I felt as though I was living the life of a celebrity with all the pictures I was a part of at the many wedding celebrations! I had 3 weddings that I was a bridesmaid in throughout the summer. One in May for my dear sister/friend Erica Saarloos, now Elmenhurst. One in June for my other dear friend Shauna Stoughton, now Miller. And last but certainly not least, one in August for my dear twin brother and new sister-in-law, Jace and Lisa Prins!
As far as traveling, I had an eye-opening experience in Spain on an ISP trip with a group of students from my alma mater, CBU. I would not trade that experience for anything, although at many times it challenged me physically, mentally, and spiritually, it was well worth it. Then, in early August we took our annual family/friends vacation to Lake Tulloch. I love that vacation and dread the day when I have to say bye to it.
This summer I was lucky enough to have covered for Jenna at Resource Building Materials while she was on an extended maternity leave. I worked up until September, until I went “under the knife” to get my tonsils removed. After two weeks of being my mothers
favorite tolerable patient ;), I finally felt back to normal and that leads me to now….currently trying to find a job and realize that I’m not a so called “student” anymore. Hard to grasp, but it’s a fact of life! I keep telling myself to embrace it, but I’m not sure if I have welcomed the change yet.
This coming year I look forward to growing, developing, searching, loving, and many other verbs including SAVING money…so that I can figure out how/when/where I am going to get my masters degree. Now I’m off to go eat dinner with my parents who are so glad that I moved back home so that they wouldn’t have an empty nest…right Mom and Dad????