I started this blog at the beginning of 2012 as a way to create some sort of journal about major milestones in my life. My goal was to eventually be a stereotypical 20-something girl and follow in the footsteps of one of the blogs I had become most fond of. I was a new graduate of Marquette University missing Milwaukee, a recent alumna of Pi Beta Phi wishing I could have my sisters in the next room at all times, and a girl trying to figure out what my identity really was. For some reason I thought writing it down and broadcasting it to the free world would help.
Now, I’m a not-so-frequent-blogging-machine.
This is mostly because I just completed my first year teaching. And that took up an excessively large amount of my time. Now that I’ve been in that habit for an entire school year, it’s been hard to get back on the horse.
I spend my weekdays talking about readin’ and writin’ with freshmen and seniors, and I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I say that I learn more from them daily than I could ever possibly reciprocate. Kids age 14-18 are more fantastic than I can describe, and I am so, so blessed to be employed doing something I love so much.
Right now, I live a mile away from the house I grew up in. If someone would’ve told me five years ago that I’d be back in small-town Wisconsin, I would’ve given them a big eye-roll. But holy smokes, I’m happier than I ever imagined I would be at age 23.
I’m lucky enough to share a home with my three favorite guys on the planet (two of them have four legs and are pretty hairy). They have taught me the beauty of quiet nights in, and I could not be more grateful for the happiness that they have helped me to discover.
I like to craft. I like to [pretend to] cook. I like to drink moscato. I like to read. I like to write. I like to watch basketball. I like to jam to soundtracks of good musicals. I like to talk. I like to reflect. I like to share my experiences with others.
All of these (except the wine) are why I’m still chipping away at this little ol’ blog of mine. And I appreciate more than I can say you taking time out of what is undoubtedly a busy life to read it.
All my love,