hi there. weekly blogging is a process, people. and if more people are reading this than my fiance, sister, and friend jamee, then i will try harder each week. the weeks seem to be going by faster, and that makes me sound old just typing that. Saturday we did our first round of visits to possible venue places for our wedding. it is a bit overwhelming because the options are plenty, not necessarily realistic options but many many places to look at. we saw anything from the low end all the way up to $25,000 to rent. and i know that even if we had that much money to spend, there is no way i could bring myself to do it. we will continue to look for that place that speaks to us, has some character, and is near the realm of what we would feel comfortable paying.
i have had a few interviews this past week, and one went really well. i look forward to working back in a school, however having so many friends working in schools i know the germs and sickness side to it will be something i'll try to avoid. i have several friends and loved ones in my life that are currently looking for a new job or at least to revamp the one they've got. i think we are all becoming more aware of what we want to do with our lives and what truly makes us happy. i have always believe that you are not your job, your job does not define you, in fact i've never thought of careers as anything more than jobs. but i realize that if you have a desire to do something (help kids, paint, teach, take photos) than to be able to transcend that into your every day working life is key. the more that i feel i am working with a purpose, the more fulfilled i feel. i think it is vital that we become aware of what those things are, and steer clear of the things that pull us away from our "spirit".
on another note, last monday i watched my nephew by himself all day long and we had the best day together. we have never laughed so much. he was cracking me up all day long. he would dance a bit, then laugh, he would crawl away and i'd chase after him, the whole time he was laughing up a storm. he also really enjoys when i attempt to juggle some blocks. what a gift that little guy is, i am so very grateful to be around him.