Well, as you can imagine it has been an eventful few months. I barely have time to breathe anymore, much less blog or do anything remotely related to leisure. I started grad school in August, as well as a new job, and it was much more overwhelming than I expected. That, along with wedding planning and finding time to somewhat relax, has taken up every second of my life until about a week ago.
Grad school is amazing. I love it. I have met amazing people, I've made great friends, and I really believe I've found my calling. AND (drum roll please) I got a 4.0 this semester! That's right, straight A's. I guess staying off my blog probably helped, haha. I was unsure at the beginning of the semester. It was a HUGE adjustment, and I had a really difficult time. But, I love school counseling, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to be in this program.
My job is pretty sweet, too. I started working at a child care center at the end of July as a substitute, which quickly changed to a pretty permanent thing. I was a cook/substitute for a couple of months, and then I moved up to staff-in-charge in October when our director went on maternity leave. I was so excited to get more responsibility, and I've enjoyed it a lot. I LOVE the kids. It's insane. They're so sweet and hilarious, and there is never a shortage of hugs. So, things have been going pretty great.
I finally have some down time now that finals are over and the holidays are fast approaching. I've been working everyday, but I'll be taking a week off to see my family in Atlanta for Christmas and New Years. It's strange... with the semester being over I find it difficult to know what to do with myself after work each day. I've been able to go to New Orleans a couple of weekends, and for the first time in MONTHS my TiVo is finally cleared. I'm hoping to read a few books (for leisure, finally) before school starts again. It's nice to just be able to breathe.
Hopefully it won't be 4 months until my next blog post.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!