Summer 2011

Sucks. (Not really, but it's not my favorite!)

I haven't had time for much of anything because of my crazy classes and moving, but here's an extremely inadequate update:
  • Moved to Fayetteville-- love our new place, but not sold on the town (yet)
  • I'm totally in love with Little Rock and I miss it way too much.
  • I'm also totally in love with living near my family
  • I've applied for 30-40 jobs and am still waiting to hear something (I don't care what I end up doing because I have plans and this is only temporary)
  • I love my classes, but hate the work. I'm considering giving up my 4.0 for a little ounce of sanity... but I don't think I can.
  • I'm insane and tossing around the idea of going back to school all together for something else
  • My best friend is now on Twitter and I love it because I've been on for a year and a half and have only followed famous people. Now I have her, my sister, and hubby! Lol
  • Our cruise was great even though it caused a horrible few days of work. The water was so clear that when you look at our photos, you can see our legs under water in what would normally be a waist-up photo. (Did that make sense?)
  • The only tv I've watched in 2011 is college football, Idol, and The Voice (totally normal); apparently we now have a gazillion channels and I. don't. care. :) Who has the time?
  • Last week I was throwing up and thought I had a stomach virus, but it turns out that it was stress. I don't even know why? That was sucky.
  • I haven't even read the book I started at the beginning of the summer. Ugh.
  • My classes are over a week from tomorrow, so hopefully that will change!
  • Mine and Ryan's anniversary is coming up in July! It's been almost 8 years since our first date, and 2 since we've been married! We're basically the same person except he's nice all the time and I'm not. And he's an eternal optimist and I'm not. And he likes golf and soccer on tv and I don't. I love him.
As you can tell, I'm in need of a friend up here. I can't stop talking typing! 7 hours of class again today; I'm giving my 25 minute presentation in just a few minutes! But during the others, please comment so I will have a reason to be distracted and take a tiny break when I get tired! :)



I love words so much. I told a friend earlier that I am a "quote junkie." Whatever. I'm not feeling too philosophical today, so I'll just quickly say that I feel weird when I go a while without writing something. I don't like it, so I set aside just a few minutes to give an update on our lives.

I still have school through next week. I'm sure most teachers hate it, but I'm trying to soak up as much as I can before I have to move. It's the most bittersweet feeling I've ever had, followed closely by graduating high school and leaving for college. I've been looking forward to this all year long, but now that it's here, I'm feeling much more sadness than I had ever expected. I've lived in Central Arkansas for 6 years now--not just any random 6 years of my life, but some of the most important years: college, first 2 years of marriage, first 2 years of a real, "big girl" job.

What's gotten to me the most so far is leaving my students. Sure, I'm happy the year is ending and that I get a break, but there are a few students whom I love to pieces. I don't know if it's because I'm young or because I just happened to find that connection with a few of them (which I know could happen only like once in a billion light years), but I feel like I am leaving a couple little siblings behind. Weird, I know. But it's true. I'm definitely struggling there.

I'm not even to the point of thinking about leaving my friends and this city in which I adore living. If I began considering that in conjunction with the aforementioned, I'd be one hot mess. I've hated my job at times, but looking back, it's been incredible. Just trust me when I say I can't stand to leave it.

Cannot stand it.

Luckily, our cruise heads out on the 13th and I have that to look forward to! I don't even think I've posted about that, but we've had it planned since December or so. This Bahama Mama is ready... after this horrid sunburn goes away. When we get back from the cruise, it's moving time! I should be super excited because I don't have a job yet, which maybe means I won't have to work! Not.