I've considered writing a few different times since my post at the end of October. Honestly though, I just haven't been sure what to say- it's sort of the same old: busy with school and work. I'm just going with the flow and in the midst of all, finding some sweet moments too. Overall, I'm pretty content right now... and especially more so now that midterms are over. haha That was joyous ;-)
In the past week or two it has hit me that I chose the right grad school. For a good few weeks (and months prior to the semester starting), I felt like I was dragging my feet. I felt unsure of my decision and just didn't want anything to do with school. Now, I'm totally embracing it. I think it has helped that everyone is finally "clicking." What I mean is that it has taken a good half of the semester for the ice to really be broken with the individuals in my two classes. We all get along well and enjoy discussing with each other. However, it was not until about mid-term time that I felt like we all got into a rhythm. I suppose that's a natural pattern within a college class, but it felt very prominent this time. Perhaps it is because it's a whole new experience. New people and a new school. Whatever it is, I'm really enjoying school now. I look forward to seeing my classmates and getting to know them better. I'm also feeling like I'm growing a lot more as an educator, which is great!
As for work... I had the opportunity to substitute a total of four days last month at my favorite school. I feel very grateful to have gotten as many jobs as I have so far-- and at that school. :) I love substituting there because I'm treated with respect and I also know the school routine. Speaking of which, next week I will be subbing 3 days at the school so that will be good. I will be busier than a bee next week to say the least!
Hmm... what else... Oh yes, I had a very lovely experience dealing with a long-lasting cold virus for about two weeks. The most annoying part was the dry cough that kept lingering (even after my sinuses cleared up!). I also would think I was getting better but then my tonsils would flare up for the millionth time. I saw the doctor to make sure it wasn't something else and mainly because my mom begged me to go. She was just as annoyed with my cough! haha Thankfully though, I'm not coughing too much but it does come back every now and then. I'm crossing my fingers that my tonsils won't go nuts again. I took a Cold Eeze this morning as a precaution! Ah...
To end on a happy note, I think I will write some things I'm thankful for as of recently:
-- Granny is getting better all of the time. God has been so good!
-- Phone calls, texts, and fun times with friends
-- The Sundays where I've gotten to go to church
-- Egg nog and peppermint ice cream...
-- Good new songs from some of my favorite music artists
-- My part-time job and substituting; for the experience and income
-- Though it is a little stressful, I've been given a lot more responsibility in my PT job. What I'm thankful for is that my manager trusts me as much as she does and believes in my ability to accomplish tasks.
-- Being able to save my money a lot more than I was earlier this year... such a blessing!
-- Snuggly moments with my kitty
-- My reading time before I go to sleep; most nights I've been good about reading the Bible. I am so glad that God has helped me to say diligent in reading His Word. I'm getting closer to finishing the book of Psalms. I also just started Romans a few nights ago-- so excited to dig into that book again!
-- Feeling excited for March 2011, my cousin and her husband are moving back to Oregon. Though it feels like it has been a long time since I've seen her, it's also sort of hard to believe that it's been almost 2 years. Lots has happened in that time!
Alrighty... I think I will end there for tonight... Know this isn't the most exciting post I've ever written but at least ya know I'm alive. haha I hope to write some more inspiring/interesting things soon. For now, it's just good to update on life's happenings :) Hope you're all doing well!