This summer has been a whirlwind of adventure, albeit, not as busy and full of travel as last year. It is hard to believe that my time in the lower 48 is quickly coming to an end.
I had the chance to take a trip out west for a friend’s wedding. As per my usual, it was extended to include a few more states, camping, and some long drives. I visited family out in the mountains for the first time and saw the town my dad moved to at 18.
I also passed a few hours a week sitting around at the Farmer’s Market in a town where I remember playing often while growing up. Ma & Pa decided to start selling there and I have had the wonderful opportunity to catch up with cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
Online courses are now a part of my life for the forseeable future, all in the name of becoming a better professional. Hopefully by this time next year, I will be working more closely with interventions in reading.
Photography is still one of my favorite hobbies, alongside hunting for floor change. Hiking, kayaking, and camping have also been a blessing this summer.
After spending time with friends that I haven’t seen in years, people I try and make a point to see whenever I’m back home, and loving on my family, I am eager for the small (yet important) move that I am making next year.
I will continue to teach 3rd grade in the same district as before, but I will be in a place with a few more people and a few more opportunities. Most importantly, I will be living with one of my best friends and we already have some adventures planned that include trips to Anchorage, concerts, visitors, camping, kayaking, and a greenhouse that takes up more space than my bed.
It’s time to get back into posting and the realities of my day to day life…although I’ve been enjoying my time off!
Side note: Favorite Summer Stand Up Paddle Board