This year, our Thanksgiving dinner was a small group, tasty foods, and a perfect day. I’ve been staying for a few dayswith my parents and I finally ended my epic clothes hold-out, and started doing laundry. If you don’t remember, … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Name Ideas for my new Prius
On Saturday, my brother, Mom and I went up to Redwood City Toyota to look at Prius’s. We met with the same salesman that Mom had gotten her plug-in Prius from last year. It took a few hours, but by … Continue reading
A Sunset Hawaiian Wedding
The wedding was unbelievably gorgeous. The bride looked stunning, the decorations were simple but elegant, and the food delicious. The sunset just after the ceremony was the crowning jewel. It rained during dinner, and it was delightful to listen to … Continue reading
Snorkling at Poipu Shores
My family and I stayed at Poipu Shores for the five days. We had glorious weather, fantastic sunsets, and snorkeling everyday. We munched on tasty Puka-Dogs (a type of hawaiian hot dogs) and drank tons of Hawaiian Sun-teas. I didn’t want … Continue reading
Bachelorette Cruise in Kaua’i
About a week after my birthday my family and I flew to Hawaii for my cousin’s wedding. My cousin and her now husband live in Hawaii, so it was a destination wedding for only my side of the family, as … Continue reading
Sunday morning of my birthday weekend was cool and sunny, a perfect day in Seattle. I joined A’s aunt and her family for a gorgeous and delicious brunch at Salty’s in Redondo Beach. They were total sweethearts, and called ahead … Continue reading
October Birthdays in Seattle
My New Year’s Resolution this year was to travel more. Between being at university for 5 years, and then immediately jumping into working after graduating, I felt like traveling was something that slipped off my radar over the last few … Continue reading
Fresh Start, Apple-Picking and Classes
I feel like each day feels really long, but the weeks and months go by quickly. Fall and Christmas are two of my favorite seasons, so I am trying to soak up every small moment. I officially had my first … Continue reading
Year Two, To-Do Lists, Blue Beast and SCU
So I fell off the blog writing planet. My apologies, but life turned into one hot mess. But I’m back now!
I started back with professional development at my school basically the first week of August. It was a surprising return to work after a lazy, delicious week and a half in France, and a week in Holland with my dear old mum.
This year I am teaching 4 sections of Intro to Art, and one new honours class called Visual Communications. It has been a big change jumping from teaching 3 sections last year to having 2 preps and teaching 5 classes this year. I’m also in my second year of BTSA, which is this huge project that feels like insane amounts of busy work.
In September I started at Santa Clara University for my Master’s program. It has been the worst experience of schooling in my life, but I have already invested so much there, that leaving now seems like such a waste. I can go more in to detail at a later point, but for now I am just putting my head down and finishing my masters and getting the hell outta there. I thank god, that my good friend Annie is in the program with me, or else I would have given up on SCU a long time ago.
About 3 weeks ago, I was in a car accident on the freeway. I was shaken up and pretty sore, but overall I am fine. My beloved blue beast of a Prius, was not fine, it was totaled. It was my first accident where I had been the driver.
Losing my car was such an emotional blow to me, it was my first brand new thing, that I got to pick out and own all by myself. Afterwards I struggled with feeling guilty, even though it was not my fault at all, I still felt a sense of loss over losing my first car. I have been unbelievably blessed by kind and giving parents (and a super awesome and helpful brother) who are helping me with all of this headache and drama of being in a serious car accident.
We got money from the insurance company pretty quickly, but I wanted to do some research on cars. I looked at a few others, but am pleased to say that I am going with another Prius. For now, I am lucky enough to borrow my mom’s car while my parents are out of town. My brother has been amazing over the last few weeks, he was a giant help with the whole car mess, and overall we have been hanging out a ton and getting along famously (which is rare for us), so that’s nice.
So, in short, life has been busy, some days better than others, but still pretty good I would say. I am trying to remain positive. I have a job I love, a great itty bitty apartment that is all mine, and in the future, a bigger paycheck. I voted (yahoo!) and have been trying to stay on top of all my different areas of life. But to be fair, my to-do list is out of control! Even my to do lists has a to-do list! I am so behind on my Christmas shopping, usually by now I’m done.
But, life is still pretty good. Hows yours? How are things? How has your week been?
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