I am so sorry that I have been MIA for so long…
I have been busy up the wahizzy!
To bring you up to speed, let me fill you on the ‘goings-on’ of my life the past few days…
- I spent a good majority of the last week cleaning like nobody’s business. I scrubbed, dusted, wiped, bleached, Cloroxed and shined every inch of my apartment. That thing was so gorgeous, you could eat of the walls and floors if you wanted to, making the ‘5 second rule’ that much easier to follow.
- Not only am I a HUGE Packers fan, but I found myself one in the same. You see, after my ‘attack of the Martha Stewart cleaning fiasco’ was done, I turned into a full-fledged Packer. I packed and packed and packed. And when I just about had enough, I packed some more. Boxes and bins and bags oh my! Have you noticed that you don’t realize how much shtuff you really have until you need to pack and move all of it? Wowzas! Spring cleaning? Me thinkst I need to do some ‘fall cleaning’ after this.
- Last Friday my parents were kind enough to drive up to Milwaukee to help me move and load my life into my car and trailer. It was rough and brutal (I have got the bruises and gashes and sore back to prove it…next time I will go with by the mantra “Lift with your legs”) but we got ‘er did in under 3 hours.
Now you may be wondering why I was doing all of this? Where was I going? What was I going to do once I got there?
- On Saturday, my mom, dad and I got up in the wee hours of the AM, hit the road and made our way to the great state of Georgia. Now I love road trips, don’t get me wrong, but 12 hours is a lonnnngggg time to be in the car constantly albeit a few pit stops for food and gas (and when you’re driving with my dad, you hold it until you can’t hold it no mo), especially when you are in the car by yourself with no one to chat with or pitch-drive for ya. And talk about monkey-butt! Gosh my behind was sore. Thankfully I had my XM radio to keep me company and provide me with entertainment and high quality tunes the whole way down although I will say, I no longer have a voice—singing along to Styxx and The Eagles (yes I am that crazy person who dances and rocks out behind the wheel) for hours on end can do a number on one’s vocal chords.
- After two days of being on the road, we finally made it to our final destination…White, GA…aka my home for the year or so.
You see, after much debating (and I am talking can’t-sleep-am-I-doing-the-right-thing-gosh-I-hate-being-an-adult-why-it-life-so-tricky-some-times thinking), I decided to move on back temporarily to my former home away from home (my parents house although they don’t live there anymore) while I go to school to get my teaching certificate. It was a hard decision to make. The day I was to move, I asked myself if what I was doing was the right thing and even asked my landlord if it was possible to change my mind and stay in my apartment. I felt that I was taking the easy way out, that everything I had worked so hard for to get to Milwaukee had just disappeared. I loved my little place, I loved being back in ‘my town’, the city I had always wanted to live and be apart of but after losing my job, things suddenly got murky. When my apartment told me that they had a person already interested in my place and that I could no longer go back, my decision had been made for me. I knew I had to make a change, to take a leap of faith and go after something that I had always wanted to do. So that’s what I did. I decided to go back to school (which I start in January….so excited!!!) to get my teaching certificate and finally be able to have a classroom full of kiddos, eager and excited to learn, all to myself. It just made sense financially to move back, if just for a bit. Plus, I am not going to lie; it is nice being closer to family again. I didn’t realize how much I missed them.
I do still believe that I went to Milwaukee for a reason, just like how I came back down to the little town of White, GA. I learned so much while living on my own, about being independent and responsible. I learned how to change the oil in my car and make a mean chili, how to shovel out of 25” of snow and kill monster spiders who were sneakily trying to take over my apartment rent free. I also learned what I am passionate about and if it wasn’t for me losing my job, I wouldn’t have come to the conclusion to finally go after my dream of becoming a teacher, what I really had wanted to do in the first place. I am not sure what God has up his sleeve for me, but I am thankful for what he has given me, what he has shown me, and what he will continue to bring.
I don’t know where I will end up in life, where I will live or what I will do, but that is what makes it so interesting and exciting!
I want to thank everyone who has been there for me and who have given me the encouragement to go after my dreams. You mean the world and them some to me!
I hope you all are having a great week so far and are treating each day as if it were an adventure!