2012 Recap

It’s that time again, it’s New Year’s Eve and as I sit on the couch, in my PJs, at 11am, and without even thinking about getting up any time soon, I begin to think about all that happened in 2012. I started the year off pretty rough… as I was going through a devastating “divorce” (that’s what it felt like) of a 5 year relationship. But now… it’s a year later and boy has my life flourished!

Let’s recap… here is what went on in 2012. Hopefully I don’t leave anything too important out.

Started dating Casey (most genuine, loving, caring man I’ve ever been with– did I mention his beautiful smile?)

Graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies

Landed the best job I could ask for.. teaching Pre-K at a very welcoming elementary school

Bought my first car (well not my first but the first one I bought)! 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

OK- so I just re-read thinking, “goodness I don’t have that many things to list..” but then I look and realize “holy crap! those are some big milestones in my life that happened in just one year”

I’m satisfied.. happy.. content. Bring on 2013! I can’t wait to see what is going to happen this year!

Playing catch up!

Wow! It has been a while since I’ve blogged. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t spend your days sitting on the couch with nothing to do all day. Needless to say, I’ve been a busy girl. I still L.O.V.E my job. Those kids are my world- I never imagined gaining the types of relationships I have formed with my students. It’s amazing. We are half way through the school year now. We had our Christmas party- boy was that interesting! Oh.. and the crafts…. the joy of the crafts… OK- a little (LOT) stressful. We made ornaments, reindeer bags, reindeer hats, bell bracelets, santa bags, patterned chains, Christmas trees, candy cane patterned ornaments, handprint Christmas tree, stockings, and I’m sure I’m leaving stuff out. It was craziness for sure. But oh-so fun! I also introduced the elf on a shelf. The class named her Rosie.. here are a few pictures of some of the things she did while we were out of the classroom…

She wasn’t happy that we were going to wear our PJs for polar express day.. she moved all the kid’s clips (the LOVED it)

It’s now December 29th, almost a new year. This past year has been life changing. I went through some big changes in my life. Last year at this time was really rough however at this time I was being comforted by an amazing man whom now, is my sweet love. I’ve never been so happy. I never imagined I would be where I am right now in my life; the start of my career, about to celebrate a 1 year anniversary (in Feb) with the most genuine, sincere, loving man I’ve ever known, I bought a new car on my own (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT- pictures below), and will be moving out of the parents house in the summer (fingers crossed)– I am still trying to get all my ducks in a row. 🙂