Friday, October 3, 2014

Anybody Still There?

I can't believe I haven't blogged since August.  Many times, I have tried to start a blog post, and just haven't been able to finish it.  Life has just been so busy, and to be honest, Instagram is just easier.  If you would like to keep in touch more regularly, follow me there...jessicaw1106. 

But anyway, I was sitting her on my day off and just got the urge to write.

Speaking of my "day off,"  I got a job!  I am officially a speech language pathologist, and I got a job in an elementary school.  Pretty much a dream come true.  And now that it's happened, I feel like I'm drowning and I'm so overwhelmed!  But I think once the dust settles, I'm going to really like it. 

I'm jumping the gun a bit.  Let's rewind back to the middle of August when I graduated.  That's right...that insane experience known as "grad school" is now over.  I didn't think I'd survive it, but here I am on the other side of it, and it feels like just another blip on the radar in life.  What's that they say? "It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small."  Oh, right.  Elsa says that.  (The Frozen phenomenon has not yet ended in our house).

Anyway, I survived the most intense externship over the summer and the hardest 8 weeks of my life, and graduated on August 16.  I walked in my ceremony, and then my family had a party for me and my brother-in-law who happened to graduate on the same day, from the same (large) university, in the same ceremony.  (Small world!)  It was a day that felt like such a milestone.  One of those days I know I'll remember for the rest of  my life.  I decided to go back to school because I couldn't get pregnant and wanted to take my life in a different direction.  And then I ended up holding my one-year-old daughter in graduation pictures.  Funny how things work out!  God's timing is phenomenal.

I had a magical 8 weeks after my externship ended and before I started my job that I got to spend as a stay-at-home mom.  8 weeks is the longest amount of time I've had at home since Scarlett was born, and having that time with my family was amazing.  Here are some pictures that convey the awesomeness of our summer!










The good thing about working at a school means that I get to spend every summer like this!  Yes, 9 months of the year are going to be CRAZY.  But the other 3 are going to make up for it! 

Hopefully this post means I'll be back to blogging.  Unfortunately, I have no idea if I'll blog again tomorrow, or in 3 months.  We'll just have to see how it goes.  But I sure do miss it, and each one of my blog friends!