Long time no see, blog friends. As some of you know, I took a life-changing leap and left my teaching career after being in schools for 7 years (essentially straight after college). I took a job as a leasing coordinator, and have since thrown myself into a new job and new life.
Change is hard, but change is also good. I moved to a new apartment and have adjusted to the new job. More than anything I am adjusting to the lack of stress. I feel so much that stress is just an “expected” part of most Americans life. For so many years I felt that if I wasn’t under constant stress I wasn’t progressing. What a lie! The pressures of teaching were weighing on me so heavily (and my bank account, teachers in Oklahoma are the lowest paid of all 50 states). I’m not saying my new job doesn’t have trying moments or challenges, but I actually leave with enough energy to embrace my own life and passions.
Now on that note, blogging is a huge passion of mine. I have been slacking lately, however, because this is literally my first chance in my 29 years that I get to relax. Aside from one summer break I took off in 2011, I have been essentially busting ass since I started high school. I realized how much I enjoy having the to get into a show, read a book, and spend time with loved ones. I honestly didn’t know life could be this way and still be able to support myself when I was a teacher. How sad is it that I went that many years? I wouldn’t take any of it back, but I am definitely reveling in getting a piece of myself back. Now what I need to do is find a way to intertwine blogging back into my life, so here I am. I miss sharing my passions with others, and I miss my creative outlet.
In other news, I am (like any other basic) pumped for fall. I know it is officially fall, but with highs around 90 I’m sure not feeling it yet! I am ready for plaid, candles, PSL, brisk walks and bonfires. I also need a festive outfit for Puppins, and not just because it’s freaking adorable but because he gets cold just as easily as I do!
I’ve also been trying out a few new recipes and some old ones that I am excited to share here. I’ve also been watching a lot of shows in my newfound free time (binge watching for the win!). So any good Netflix/Hulu/HBOGo shows, let me know!
What do you do when you have a chance to relax? Do you have one? If you don’t, please remember, YOU deserve it!