Thursday, May 28, 2015

life changes and stuff!

Lately I feel like all my friends have had these insane life changes and i'm over here like "waaa waaa waaaaaaaa" 
THEN I got a phone call that made me freak out!
I have had a job offer on the table since February, I felt really excited about it but also something wasn't....settling right? I'm not sure what it was. It just was a strange feeling. 
So when I got a phone call a few days ago that offered me as close to a dream job as I can get in PROVO, meaning I don't have to drive over the point of the mountain every day, another dream come true, I knew there was a reason my first offer didn't feel totally right. 
I'll be doing a lot of new things at this job. 
I will be teaching English AND History, combined. Sort of. It's a really weird schedule but i'm excited about the new curriculum.
PLUS let's talk about the books that 7th/8th graders get to read...Holes, The Giver, Stargirl, Hatchet,  The Outsiders, Speak, Anne Frank, AHHHH I just can't handle my excitement! 

I get to teach gifted kids, which I have done for this past year and I love it.
I get to coach We The People and Mock Trial. I have always wanted to coach SOMETHING. Even though it's a huge amount of work I feel like you connect with so many more kids so it's just worth it. Plus I am coaching with someone else so it won't be completely overwhelming at the start. 

So in honor of officially feeling like I am employed for next year, we bought a car! Haha not that we really had a choice, Mark's 1991 Honda just stopped accelerating. It was over a grand to fix and would have been worth like $800 when we fixed it, so it was kind of a no brainer. 

Buying a car made me feel like a grown up for the first time. You would think getting married would do that but...yeah, no. haha. 

So I wanted some major life changes and I got em! Woo woo! 

A lot of people have asked since Mark goes to school at UVU and I work in Provo if we are going to move down there. The answer is...not yet. We just signed a year lease in an apartment we love last month so we will stay in Lehi for at least a year. Plus I really like being close to our families, we feel far enough away from them as it is. 

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  1. "Buying a car made me feel like a grown up for the first time." hahaha! Maybe that's what my problem is!! Congrats on the new ride though!

  2. Congrats on the new car! It's funny how different things make different people feel like a grown up. I didn't feel like a grown up until I bought a house
    Dresses & Denim

    1. That's like the next big thing I have been thinking about! I can't even imagine haha

  3. YAY! Congrats on getting the dream job AND a car! Those are exciting.