Well.. I've been away from the blog for a little over a month now, but I promise it is all for good reasons. Completely nonwedding related, but good reasons.
Reason #1: I have been participating in a very lengthy, stressful and frustrating job hunt over the last month or so. I can't begin to tell you the frustration that goes into hunting for a job when you know you only have a 2 month window to find one or you are stuck without a job until you can hunt again the next spring/summer. It caused me to go a tad bit crazy, if you want me to be honest. I emailed no less than 100 principals, participated in several interviews, and had just about given up hope. I went to a final interview at a school district just outside of town and literally fell in love with the people. The school is small, but wonderful! They have smartboards, up to date computers, and wonderfully big classrooms. I left the interview with a lot of confidence and a secure feeling that this was the place I wanted to be. July 4th I got a phone call from the principal offering me the kindergarten teaching position! So, yay! After all of the stress and crying, I got what is a wonderful position, teaching my dream grade at an awesome school! Can't beat that.
Reason #2: I have been a bit sick lately. I have had sort of a chronic illness going on the last few months, and while I wont go into detail about what was wrong, it really had me on edge. As a laid off teacher with not a lot of income, insurance just hasn't been something I can afford on my own. Thankfully though, after some home remedies and a few conversations with my primary care physician, I am feeling much better and am pretty sure its over. I will admit though, I am looking forward to the insurance that comes along with my new teaching position. You can bet I plan to get a full check up the second it goes into effect.
Reason #3: WE MOVED! Ok, not like out of state or anything, but we moved into a new apartment I am pretty much in love with. The last few weeks have really focused on packing and getting everything ready to move over here. Now that we are officially in our new and first home together, I am incredibly excited about unpacking, getting everything organized, and just making it a great place for us to spend the next 2 or so years of our lives. This will be the first place we live together when we are married too, so I think this apartment will have a very special place in my heart. Can't wait to make memories in it.
Well, now that for the most part I am much more stressfree, I promise I will get back to blogging about the wedding and all of that jazz! I'm so excited to share with you all everything we have gotten done, decisions we had made, and some special details about a very important shopping trip!