It's been a month and a half since I last posted a journal here on the site. Time has been flying by! And, overall, it's been a pretty good first few months of the new year. I remember starting the year off being cautiously optimistic about the year but I think this will be a good year which will be great because 2013 and 2014 were tough years.
With that being said, a lot has been changing in my life! Things are great. I don't really want to say a whole lot on it at this moment in time, but I've been seeing someone for about a month now. Things are great and beautiful with him. I have to keep reminding myself that I've only known him a month. The biggest thing I know about this at this moment in time is that I now know what it means when they say that "it should just be easy." That's how things are with him. They're easy and it's beautiful.
I'm still working where I've been since August. Overall, that's still going well. I have been getting a tad frustrated with every manager saying how I'm doing such a great job out there but nothing has happened to reflect that. However, some big changes are happening there soon, so we'll see what happens here in the near future. Still, it's crazy to think that I've been employed for six months now. It's going great!
I'm also still on staff with the campus ministry I went through as a student. We're flying out to NYC three weeks from Saturday for a missions trip. That has me freaking out a little about how quickly it's coming up, but it'll be good. I went there 2 years ago with this same ministry and when getting on the plane to come home I had this feeling that God was going to call me back to the city and it looks like he has. I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time still have some nervousness around it. But, it's going to be good.
I'm trying to refocus on my writing. It's been hard. The last few days I keep thinking "Okay, I'm going to do some writing before I go to work." and than I don't. I get distracted, I realize the amount of errands I need to run, etc, etc and next thing I know I have to be leaving for work. It's hard, but as I was saying the other night I believe writing is my calling and I'm going to do what I can to pursue it.
Also, a big change might be coming in my life. I'm not sure about it yet. I need to pray a lot about it. Basically, today I started to seriously consider going back to school and getting a second Bachelor's in education. If I could have a do-over of college, I wouldn't major in English. I'd go for a History Education degree and I'm thinking I might go back and get that. There's so much I need to do to look into this (as well as considering maybe skipping the Bachelor's and going right for the Master's). Especially things like when would be the earliest I could go back (am I looking at Fall of '15 or, considering how late it is in the year already, is the earliest Spring '16?). If I go for the Bachelor's how long would it take? Do I apply as a transfer student or as a Freshman? I think I know the school I'd like to go to if I do decide to go back and once I get back from New York I'll probably email someone at admissions and either A) Hash out what to do via email or B) Set up a time to talk to someone face to face. I'm also still not a 100% sure I want to go back to school. Since graduating a year ago I've briefly thought about going for an MFA in writing (and occasionally History) but than think about tests, papers, notes, lectures, etc and not want to deal with that anymore. But today, I haven't had those thoughts. All I know at this point is this - I love current job. I really do. But I know it's temporary and I thought I'd be okay with doing it until my writing career can support me. Lately, though, I've been thinking and wanting to do more with my life while I work on launching my career. So, we'll see where this goes and where I'm lead on this journey.
Things have been changing. Things are good. And, for the first time in a long time, I feel like life is beautiful again.
Anyways, since it's been so long since I've done a whole lot on this site, I've got a question for you my friends: how have you all been?