It has been a while since my last life update, and a LOT has happened since then! I love doing these, because it gives me a chance to sit back and reflect on the past few months. At times I feel like I’m living in a standstill, where I keep trudging along, waking up, going to work and coming home, but when I do these life updates, I realize that that’s not the case at all! It really helps put things into perspective and helps me cherish these moments while they’re here. Because I know that I can blink and everything can be different! I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to start the new year, than by doing a life update. I hope to continue to do one every six months or so, not only because I really enjoy them, but also because if you’re anything like me, then you love these “behind the scenes” posts of people you follow. Don’t lie! You know you do. ; )
Wow, where to begin? So much has happened since August! I started my second year of teaching, and I am love love loving it so far. I have two classes (one with 15 and one with 14) of the sweetest kiddos you’ll ever meet. They are so compassionate, funny, and love learning. It’s such a joy to be their teacher, and I have really enjoyed seeing them grow the past few months. I love my sweet babies. I plan on teaching summer school again this year, and I’m already looking forward to it!
As many of you are aware of, I have also started my own photography business! The website is up and running, and if you live in the DFW area, hit me up. I’m trying to build up my portfolio and gain some experience, and really want to find some new clients in this area. It’s been such an amazing experience, and I am excited to see where this journey takes me. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I am so happy to finally get to share that with y’all.
I have to start Isaac’s update by first telling you how so very proud I am of him. He has been working his tail off in college and we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! He finished his most recent semester with a B average (!!!), and is about to start his very last semester. I told him it’s going to be weird for him to not be in school, but we are both so ready. My little engineer is growing up, y’all!
Isaac has also gotten into woodworking. For Christmas he asked for wood to make a foldable workbench for our apartment patio. He worked so hard on it, and it turned out awesome, if I say so myself. And lucky for him, I have a bunch of projects I want him to make me. Win-win, amiright? He’s also been growing so much in the Lord, and it’s been rewarding to see how he’s matured and become more of a spiritual leader in our relationship. Isaac is a huge fan of Dr. James White (he listens to his podcast avidly), and we are reading through the Gospel Synopsis together this year.
You can check out what’s coming up on the blog here. As for our personal life, we honestly don’t have much planned for this upcoming year. Once Isaac graduates we hope he can get a job in the area, which limits our summer plans a lot (not that I’m complaining! I’m ready for him to get a job). I’m sad we probably won’t go back to Romania this year, but I know there will be other chances for us to go. We do have a half marathon planned for March 19th in San Antonio (the same one we ran last year), and we start training for it today! As of right now, my main goal is to just finish it (I’m outta shape, y’all), but I know we’ll nail down a goal time/pace soon. I’ll be posting periodic updates throughout training, so keep an eye out for that.
In summary, this year’s main goals are to get Isaac out of school, run a half marathon, and (of course) spoil Lillie.
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is one of your recent life updates?
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