This is Part 2 of my life migration personal blog. Part 1 can be found here.
So the mister and I packed up our bags and moved down South to Nashville, Music City USA at the beginning of May.
There was about a week where I think all I did was unpack, reorganize my space and try to breathe, much less figure out a job or future plan. After that, and some delicious home-cooked meals with my parents, siblings and some friends, I felt a little better prepared to think. I spent some time with my old writing journals, thought about my goals, what I wanted out of a career and home life, and tried to figure out how to mesh the two. The field was suddenly wide open again. Do I go to grad school? Get a second Bachelors? Decide to drop everything and become a fisherman? (okay, maybe I didn’t think about that last one, but the idea of starting a completely different life did intrigue me).
I found a temp job for two weeks doing office work, which was a nice reprieve form my own mind. At home, I started doing some research on other work abroad programs, schools, and the good old job search. The Mister had planned to go to grad school for teaching before we applied for JET, and he was once again on the hunt for the right schools to fit his needs.
I’ve been practicing yoga for three years, but only for the past year has it become a constant in my life. The relief of stress while the completely physical aspects of it delight me, and I’ve had the fortune of meeting some amazing teachers and other students while doing it. I started looking into an intensive teacher training program while lining up some freelance writing projects. Meanwhile, the Mister and I decided that whatever the path we were going to take, having joint health benefits wouldn’t be a bad idea. So we’re getting married on October 10th.
Which is really the biggest news. So now I’m planning a wedding and trying very very hard to make it the least cheesy, but most fun and classy (with a little bit of horror movie mixed in) soiree it can be.
I think that brings us up to speed. You can expect us to return to our new and improved FnF just now, likely with some wedding updates and horror stories.
Thank you all again for the most amazing support online a gal could have during this time. I feel truly loved and touched, and hope to someday return the favor.