Monday, June 28, 2010

Reality Check

I am FINALLY updating my blog. The past month has been crazy, but absolutely amazing. Let me tell you a little bit about it.

1) I finished my application for my certificate and have begun applying for teaching jobs. This in and of itself is a mind blowing reality. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. Everything I have done up to now has been focused on that fact. Now I am done with college and actually applying to be a teacher. I am at the point in the process that all I can do is pray for God to direct the prinicpals' decisions and that I will be hired at the job that he has planned for me. (I also selfishly pray that it would be a job teaching 2nd or higher.)

2) I GOT MARRIED! I know, no surprise. This has been planned. But it actually happened. We got engaged in January and began the wedding planning process (and it is a process). January-April sped by at a maddening rate through the midst of student teaching, wedding planning, and enjoying my last semester as a college student. Then once graduation was over and I had moved back home, May crawled at the slowest rate imaginable. It was as if someone had hit the slow motion button on life. The worst was probably Memorial Day weekend when Austin flew to California for four long days. After he got back it was June and then we went from slow motion to FAST FORWARD. I had been told that things were crazy the last couple of weeks. I didn't understand what others were talking about until June 1st. Every day consisted of last minute wedding stuff. I was convinced that I was going to forget something (even with all of my extensive lists). Family started to arrive and life accelerated even more. Everything passed in a blur. When I get pictures from our photographer, I will write more about it and put up pictures. The slowest part of the entire wedding weekend was from 4:00-4:30 on wedding day. I was completely dressed and ready to go, pictures had been taken, we had our prayer time. All there was left to do was wait for the ceremony to start. That was probably the longest thirty minutes of my life. after we were told it was time to start, I blinked and the reception was over. Four hours passed in the blink of eye. I was married to the man of my dreams and headed out for our first night as husband and wife. (Don't worry, I'll spare you the gory details). Let me just say that it was magical. As were the next two weeks of honeymooning. First was the week at the beach house with his family. I really enjoyed getting to spend more time with my new family and just relaxing in the sun. We had the top floor master suite complete with a beautiful view of my beloved Gulf Coast. Then we had an amazing week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The week was perfect, right down to a room with a panoramic view of the Pacific and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. We even indulged in our first spa experience (which I could easily get used to). The second half of the week we hung out with another young couple who were also on their honeymoon. It was a lot of fun to get to know them.

Now we are back at my parents house preparing to move into our townhome in Tallahassee two days from now. Back to reality, not that I'm complaining. I can't wait to decorate our home and face whatever comes next, together.