It's been months since my last update so I actually doubt if anyone is even checking this blog much after my lengthy absence. My last post just happened to coincide with some fairly sudden significant life changes, namely that I was offered a job as a 1st/2nd grade teacher. This is my first year teaching and I also have another part time mentoring job on the side. I'm still occasionally doing portraits for friends when I can as well. All that is to say, I've been extremely busy these past months! In fact, I still am extremely busy and it's unlikely that I'm going to be jumping back into blogging regularly any time soon.
Still - the holidays are upon us and that always brings out my sentimental side. I just ordered our family Christmas cards and that made me think of last Christmas when Shutterfly did their big "free photo card" promotion for bloggers. At that time, I was blogging like mad. There are no free photo cards this year, but (how wonderful it is to say!) that's OK because greeting cards actually fit into our budget this year.
Additionally, we are speaking at the adoption agency again tomorrow and that always makes me think of blogging and the many stories I've related to...families I've connected with through this outlet. Blogging is so powerful and I do miss it. I think that some part of me will always be a blogger, even if I end up dropping that ball for the time being. I need to take some time to let things settle in my life and then figure out what parts of my personal life can fit where. As thrilled as I am to have found a teaching job (they are frighteningly scarce in my state,) it's still been a whirlwind that has left me in survival mode for the past several months.
I am exhausted and overwhelmed but happy and productive too. I guess that's about the gist of things! I hope all my fellow bloggers out there are doing well and I wish you all a happy holiday season!