Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Life Lately: An Update


Hi Loves! 

So, it's no secret that I have been totally MIA and out of sync with the blog world lately and as much as I am glad to be back, it was an unplanned but necessary leave. I apologize in advance for the extra wordy post today! 

In 2014, I decided to take off a few months from work to travel and get some personal things taken care of. After that six months was up, John and I talked and decided that it would be best for me to take another few months off to pursue blogging and to have the ability to take care of family things, after those months had passed, it had turned into a little over a year of me not working. For those of you that may not know, my job prior to that leave of work was teaching. 

Working with children and teaching has always been a passion of mine and one that although I loved, I wanted a small break from to see how far I could take my blog. I did have a lot of success being a full time blogger but I felt as if my days were just running together and my long hours of training and education were going to waste so, on a whim I started applying to various teacher job postings. 

To my surprise, I had 5 call backs and 4 job offers from those interviews. I did pick one and that is currently my full time job now. In June I returned to the classroom as a toddler teacher at a franchised preschool by us. I have also resumed my Director's courses and will hopefully be receiving my credentials for that in mid fall. 

Coincidentally, in the same week that I started my new job, John left his job. This change we had talked about coming in the fall but the place he used to work at didn't appreciate him and we never saw each other so although it was sudden, it was necessary. It didn't take long for J to find another job which isn't surprising as he is very skilled in many traits (proud wifey over here!) 

So we both started new jobs which was a big change. We also bought our house in May so we have been trying to get all of our bills and accounts in order to be more organized and deal with the highs and lows of being new homeowners. 

Between the changes in jobs, family matters, family visits and just life in general, this little part of me just got put on the back burner. I am trying to find a happy medium of being able to keep this part of my life current and interesting while also being able to love and live life. I don't want to get home from work at 6 and jump right on here to make sure I have a post each and every day ready because that just isn't living. So, I am thinking maybe 2-3 times a week I will have a new post up! 

Anyways, that for the most part, has been life lately. If you follow me on snapchat (ssarahhh14) you will already know most of this so, if you don't already make sure to follow me on there so you can stay up to date on all things behind the blog! 



10 comments :

  1. Good luck to you and John! Sometimes a break is just needed!! Glad you are back though!

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  2. Sometimes it's good to take a break and focus on other things. I'm sure you'll come back refreshed and recharged!

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  3. I'm so happy for you and John and all your new exciting changes. I know it can be scary but it can also be fun and full of wonderful new things. I have no doubt you are a wonderful teacher. Good luck in everything y'all pursue.

    I'm really considering changing my posting to 2-3 times a week, too. Don't get me wrong, I love having 4-5 posts a week but it's consuming.

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  4. Hey, you're a new wifey! Of course you need to get adjusted to married life, ESPECIALLY when there are job changes! We're here for ya!

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  5. Congrats on the new jobs! Blogging consistently can be tough when working full time, but I'm sure you'll find a good balance!

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  6. Breaks are definitely necessary sometimes. I went from 5 posts a week down to 3x and then down to 2 and it's made things so much easier to keep up with with working full time.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  7. Congrats love! I love seeing your Snap stories. I am glad everything is falling into place for you. XoXo

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  8. Congrats love! I love seeing your Snap stories. I am glad everything is falling into place for you. XoXo

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  9. How exciting! Sometimes change is necessary, and maybe there's a meaning behind all this. I'm loving your positive energy, and I hope all goes well with your new jobs and lovely home.

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  10. Congrats to y'all on your new jobs!! How exciting! I am currently looking for a new job, so I can leave my current company. I think blogging 2-3 times a week is great! I honestly give props to anyone who can blog more than that (that aren't full time bloggers). I am proud to get blog posts up 2-3 times a week. I can't wait to hear more about your journey and how things continue to go! Best of luck girl!

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