9.19.2012

What's Up With You?

Guys, I have a confession to make:

I miss blogging.

It's been nice being out and about doing things all the time. But I miss coming back and sharing it all with you wonderful people. I never realized how beneficial the reflection part of blogging was for me.

There are two major changes that are happening in my life very soon. I'm hoping that once I get these under control that I will be able to schedule blogging back into my life more consistently :)

The first thing:
I'm moving! In 2 weeks I will be living in a new apartment that is 10 minutes away from Adam, my friends & my family! Eeek! Here's to NOT having to spend 1/4 of my day in the car driving from my apartment to meet up with my loved ones. I'm so excited that I'll be able to cook dinner with friends, workout with friends, and just do more spur of the moment things with friends since I'll be right there with them. Oh the little things...

Expect lots of posts giving you tours of my new place :)

And the second thing:
I'm starting grad school in January...yep! I'm going back for my MAT in Elementary Education, and I am ecstatic. I've had the idea of becoming a teacher in my head since I was in high school, but just never wanted to do it for some reason. Every time I've tried to move on to another career path, my heart would always go back to teaching elementary school. Then I started blogging and a lot of the blogs that I read are written by teachers...and they are just such passionate people!

I'm still working through studying for my certified personal trainer exam, but my heart isn't in it like I'd hoped. I realized that health & fitness is a passion of mine, but learning the science & technicalities of it isn't up my ally. Since I already paid for the course, I'm planning on finishing studying & taking the exam in December. Maybe I'll teach a few group exercise classes during the summers when I'm not teaching...time will tell.

So I start the education program in January 2013 and will finish in May 2014. Here's to making it through grad school!

Funny how life changes in a snap. I've learned not to hold onto things so tightly, because they can flee at any given moment. I've learned to appreciate every moment for what it is rather than what I want it to be. I've learned to have less, do more, be more. 

If you like that little phrase, then you're gonna wanna come back by tomorrow and see what's in store for you :) I promise it'll make up for the lack of pictures in today's post!

25 comments:

  1. These are two VERY exciting changes! You can have passion for health and fitness AND teaching!
    I'm excited to see your new place! ( in photos, and in person too?) ;)

    I've missed reading, but I'm glad for all the exciting things happening in your life, and looking forward to reading about them!

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  2. I've missed reading! I can't wait to see pics of your new place :)

    Very exciting about grad school, I think you'll make an awesome teacher!

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  3. I've already told you this, but you really will make an excellent elementary teacher. Children need someone who is both exuberant and passionate! Good luck in graduate school!

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  4. Happy to SEE you again! I missed you! Thank you for still reading my blog even though you were on a blogging break. Every comment of yours always makes me feel so... GOOD. I love you, little sis!

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  5. this all sounds VERY exciting!! congrats and good luck to you :)

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  6. VERY EXCITING NEWS FOR YOU!!! So happy for you to be moving closer to friends, family & Adam. & even more excited you are heading back to school!! I want to head back for my masters too, just not sure anymore in what!! ahhh

    happy Wednesday

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  7. We're moving soon too to be closer to family :)
    Hope it all goes smooth. And yay about grad school!!!

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  8. yeah for a new apartment and I'm so excited you are going to be a teacher!!!! you will be amazing!

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  9. I'm also thinking about going to Grad school. I want to go for counseling, which is something that is close to my heart. I want to help people and my current degree really doesnt give me the opportunity to do that so I'm thinking about getting my MAE in Mental Health Counseling.

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  10. Change is good and congrats on going back to school for your MAT! It will be great :)

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  11. I JUST LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
    I have missed reading your words.
    I am excited to see your new apartment and for you to be close to Adam and co.

    Grad School... old news... :)
    I think you should blog your essay you had to write... It was so wonderfully written!!!

    Love you friend!

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  12. YAY! So excited for you and those two big things!!! I WILL be coming back tomorrow!!! Glad you're back pretty girl :)

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  13. Good for you! Do what makes you happy, your life will be so much better that way! :)

    <3
    carelessly graceful

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  14. Congratulations, doll on both accounts! How exciting for you!!! Eeeeek!

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  15. BIG, BIG Congrats friend on all of these awesome changes!! Change can be really sweet sometimes. I love new stages of life and I'm gonna love following along with you :)

    Please, please do tell me more about the grad school program! I've always been super interested in teaching but I know that your major (I think) wasn't related to education, and mine wasn't either. So how does grad school work in a situation like that?

    I've looked at a lot of different possibilities for getting into teaching too. Something that I've always had on my heart too. Recently I've been doing more research on it. But I'd love to hear your grad school story!

    Love ya, friend! Can't wait to hear more about your life :)

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  16. Congrats on all the big changes Jessica! :) Moving closer to friend, family and Adam will be SO nice. Good luck with your program!

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  17. Some massive changes in your life! I love reading your blog but take it easy! Get that exam done, do as well as you can, move and settle into your new place, and bring on that teaching course (I'm a primary teacher too).

    Can't wait to see the updates along the way!

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  18. I'm thrilled that you're going to teach! It's the most wonderfully rewarding job in the world :) I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  19. I love reading your blog, and was so pleasantly surprised to read you are getting your MAT! I got my MAT in 2009 in Secondary English Education, after realizing I wasn't truly passionate about the career choices my undergrad degree offered. For the past three yeas, I have been teaching 8th, 9th, and 10th grade Language Arts, and I have had SUCH a sense of gratitude, joy, and satisfaction in my career choice. You are exactly right - teachers are PASSIONATE people, and there's nothing like throwing yourself into your work in THIS career, because as much as you give the kids, and as much as passion as you can devote to your class, the kids give you THAT MUCH back. Plus, what other job can you laugh EVERY SINGLE DAY? I wish you luck!

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  20. Such exciting changes!! I can't wait to see how it all goes - you will do great!

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  21. I already told you this but yay on getting into the grad program. Us teachers are a passionate people and I think you would make an absolute great teacher! Teachers need to be caring, reflective, honest, all three which you are.

    If you ever need anything for your grad class, let me know.

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  22. I am so excited for you. You will be a wonderful teacher. I hope the rest of your week is wonderful!!

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  23. Congrats on some new exciting beginnings friend!! First off, how awesome is it that you will be that much closer to the fam AND your boo?!?! I know it's just gonna open all types of adventures for you that you can share with us all on this bloggy blog!

    ANDDDD congrats again on grad school!! Teaching, huh?? How awesome is that!! Proud of you love!

    xxo, Bev

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  24. I've changed my career path so many times and guess what? That's allowed! If we don't change as we learn, then we will end up miserable. I hope to have a career eventually, but for now, I'm simply growing and learning.

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  25. Jessica - As a teacher I also excited for you! In th back of my mind as a follower of you blog I have said all along that you have the makings of a great teacher! Also, so glad you will be closer to friends and family! Great news! Can't wait to see the new place!

    -Simone

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