newlyweds

The Discovery

In early January I made a discovery that is really going to change my life. Our lives. It's going to impact our jobs, our income, our debt repayment, our budget, our family dynamic, our health. It's going to make some parts of life a little difficult for a time as we adjust, but at the… Continue reading The Discovery

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Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post

Tomorrow is my 27th birthday. It's kind of hard to believe. I feel ridiculously young. I haven't had any shift of self-perceived-maturity or grown-up-ness since I hit about 21 - as many things as have changed, I don't really feel that I'm older than that, but that sure was six years ago. Ancient history. 27… Continue reading Nostalgia and New Plans: Birthday Post

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November 23rd

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Today I have a stomach bug and a crying toddler to babysit and I'm not feeling very thankful. But that's the problem.  Thankfulness shouldn't be a mood, should it? It should be a lifestyle. Something that doesn't change. We should exude gratitude at all times, because let's be honest, we are constantly… Continue reading November 23rd

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Florida

It's starting to look like this move back to Florida might actually happen. Life has repeatedly taught me the lesson about not counting your chickens before they've hatched, several times this year. But I signed and returned the job offer paperwork, and I've bought flights for a week long teacher's conference in Michigan in June,… Continue reading Florida

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The Unanticipated Life

I've often heard the saying "the best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray" but for the life of me I can't remember who said it right now. I am also so determined to remember it on my own that I refuse to google it. Some people prefer "if you want to make… Continue reading The Unanticipated Life

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Peace Corps

Tick tock, tick tockĀ 

Today is Thursday, the 12th of March. On the ides of March, I will receive word about where I will call home for the next two+ years of my life. I know, for someone who isn't yet in the Peace Corps, I write an awful lot about it. Well, hopefully the ides of March will… Continue reading Tick tock, tick tockĀ