Monday, April 18, 2016

Checking Boxes

Well hi there! I'm not even going to say it this time. We all know how long it's been, blah blah. So here's a quick recap of how life has been for the past few weeks since I've been here.

  • I applied for a job at a school I loved, was offered an interview, and then found out I didn't get hired. I thought I'd be sad, and I was a little, but thank goodness for tons of prayers because I was okay with it all. There's gonna be something better out there, ya know?
  • I'm planning my culminating graduation project with some other girls who I teach with and that's been crazy. Weekly meetings are not enough!
  • I interviewed for an amazing summer job opportunity that would let me work in a teaching environment, develop a science curriculum, AND pay for my entire summer's rent in less than a month. I'm praying super hard about that one.
  • Oh, and I'm teaching 1st and 2nd grade, almost by myself now.
I can't think of much else now, but I promise someday I will. Don't give up on me, loves.

And here's some pictures because I read on Mattie's blog one time that every blog how-to post says you can never post a post (post a post?) without a picture, and every. single. time. that I don't I feel guilty.

A picture of a picture from Hawaiiiiiii

And a picture that generally sums up my life lately (library dates and coffee... oh, and lesson plans. lots and lots of lesson plans)


Happy Monday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

All at Once

Hi! Remember me? The worst blog updater ever? No? I don't blame ya. Not to keep repeating the same broken record over and over, but I've been so busy! 

Going way back to spring break, Hawaii was great! I took tons of pictures and intended to have several blog posts about all of the things we did... but... Here's my favorites. 

First things first, acai bowls are my favorite food ever. So of course I ate these a lot. They're just not the same at home!
Dole plantation pineapple ice cream is also delicious. 
Shoutout to my nails in this picture. And random man to the right. 
We hiked diamond head as a family, which was awesome because hiking isn't something we usually do. 
Diamond Head again. 
When we had to leave my mom was sure her bag was over the limit by a ton. When we put it on the scale it was EXACTLY 50  pounds. Thank you Jesus! We weren't handing over our macadamia nuts for nothin! 

Terminal shot of the brother bear 
Flying home :(

Since I've been back life just hasn't slowed down! 
I bought my cap and gown for graduation!!! 
I attended two job fairs this week. The first one was smaller and I was able to talk to a few of the districts I'm interested in. One sounds SO great and I'm so excited to see where it leads. I also got an interview with a district I didn't know about and they were super nice but outside of my commute zone. 
The second job fair was much bigger, but still fun! I talked with one district that is on my top choices list and they said they're going to be hiring quickly (yay!) and I followed up with the district I loved. They pulled me to the front of the line to introduce me to other principals and I was able to tell them I applied (double yay!) 
After the job fair and driving home I had an awful headache and I was in a grumpy mood. Ry, the lovely boyfriend that he is, brought me a rose and took me to get coffee, which turned out to be free because they asked what the flower was for and I told them a bad day. 

Overall, life is good. I'm in a 1/2 class now and I love it, I have an interview for a summer science teaching job soon and I'm just really hopeful about the future. 

How are you?