Sunday, May 19, 2013

Changes & Thankful

If someone would have told me in January that this would be my life, I would have laughed and told them that wasn't possible. I have been so incredibly blessed these past few months.

1. Meeting and falling in love with the love my life aka the best thing to ever happen to me
2. Graduating with my MSW
3. Starting my first job as a therapist (and finally having a living wage!)
4. Being honored by my peers for my social work with children
5. Being selected to present at my first professional conference
6. Having my twin sister announce the upcoming arrival of my second niece/nephew

Those are just the major things...the "smaller" things have been amazing too. The first weekend getaway with my love, my coworkers throwing me a truly touching goodbye party and good conversations with my sweet friends and family. Even on the hard days, life is truly wonderful and I'm so thankful to God for blessing me beyond what I could ask or imagine. 


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Little Moments

Favorite moments of the day:
-Finishing an entire book in a day. Haven't done that since high school!
-Feeling back to normal after a not-so-lovely cold
-Finding a beautiful dress for $5!
-A wonderful, encouraging time at church this morning
-Realizing just how much my life will change in the next 8 days :)


Monday, October 8, 2012

Counting it all joy

-Driving home in the early fall rainstorm, I knew I had a choice to make. I could choose stress, worry, and impatience or I could choose joy. I chose joy and promptly threw a dance party of one.

-Encouraging a student to follow her dreams and being able to give her tools to do just that

-Watching a scary movie for the first time in months with new friends that don't mind how incredibly jumpy I get

-Being sick and choosing to rest instead of pushing myself-progress is being made!

-Hulu marathons of my favorite shows

-New Glee episodes

-Celebrating my little sister's 21st birthday

-[Very slowly] learning to embrace cooking

-New furniture arrangements, making an old apartment look new

-Good conversations with friends re: life plans and realizing we're all facing the unknown together

-Resting in His presence


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello, world!

This is my third attempt at starting a blog...we'll see how it goes this time around! Lately, God has been teaching me so many things that I want to share. I also want to have a place to process through big changes in my life. I'm not sure who will read this but I figure it's worth a shot :)

A little about me. I'm a twenty-something teacher, grad student and soon to be social worker addicted to Mountain Dew. I love books, education reform, good conversations & laughs with good friends, Africa, travelling, Starbucks hazelnut hot chocolate, and the beach. The one thing I want most in the world is to make a difference. Though it sounds a little idealistic, I want to change the world for the better. Everyday, I wake up and strive to do just that. Whether it's learning more about my ESL student's life in Syria, encouraging my pre-GED student to continue their studies or when I'm working as a therapist with high need families, I hope to allow God to work through me to bring Him glory in everything I do.