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Spring Bucket List
There’s something so refreshing about waking up to sunshine in the crisp cool mornings, afternoons with lazy sun and bright blue skies. I think California is prettiest in the spring, when the days are getting longer, and are warm but not too hot. To me, those are the days where you roll open the window and breathe in the beautiful air.
I think springtime is a good time to get organized, tidy up the ol’ closet, and pull out that bike you haven’t used in a few months. I love spending as much time outside as possible once the weather turns nice.
Anything you look forward to doing in the springtime? I love days at the beach and sunshine filled afternoons at the park.
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?
Crossing things off My 101 List
February was very good to me! I was able to cross off a few things on my 101 List including the following:
41. Track my spending (January and February 2014)
51. Don’t eat out for a while month (February 2014)
53. Buy all the Gilmore Girls DVDs (I’m re-watching them and currently on Season 2, so good!)
84. Drink a glass of wine every night for a week (February 2014)
aaaannnnnddd I just crossed 96 off my list this past weekend, which was buy a whole cd. I just got the latest and greatest by Of Monsters and Men (it’s on repeat!). Love it.
This month I am working on: participating in a color run, which is coming up this Saturday, a three day juice cleanse, seeing the Great Gatsby movie, already started my month of Instagram every day, and am planning so many more.
How was your month of February? Did you get everything done that you wanted to?
I had a great weekend, which included starting up Fancy Fridays again.
How was your weekend? Do anything fun?
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