Wow wow wow wow wow! It has been SO long since my last blog! Too long! For those of you that have actually followed my little blog here I am truly sorry for skipping out on you, my life has just been a little crazy lately, which I plan to update you on in just a little bit.
For those of you that HAVEN'T been following my blog let me catch you up a little bit. I was spending eight months of my life in Los Angeles all by myself to intern/volunteer at a place called the Dream Center, a non profit organization and a church. They have a ton of different ministries and out reaches that are so incredibly awesome and life changing that you will truly never be the same once you go there and serve. They have a homeless family program, a foster care prevention program, a rehab for not only drug and alcohol addicts but for those that have just lost their way in life and need help getting back on their feet, they have programs like food truck and adopt a block and under the bridge that go out tithe community and bring them food and clothes and basic household and hygienic needs. It's truly an amazing place. Feel free to check it out at dreamcenter.org.
Anyway for those of you following mg blog here's what's up. I've been home now for about four months now, wow wow wow and sooooo crazy, and it's weird. It's like so much has changed but at the same time it hasn't. I'm back home with my mom, very in adult-like I know, but honestly I love it. Sure there's challenges like sharing a room, bed and car with her but I've always been and always will be a mommys girl so I'm enjoying it. I can only be a child for so long, right?
Anyway so I'm back home, STILL looking for work, spending time with family and friends that I missed SO much when I was gone. Yet...it's different. Everyone's lives changed while I was gone just like mine did. So that's taken a bit of adjusting to. Thankfully I've had my m and sister and friends to help me with adjusting back.
A few new things have happened as well. For starters I enrolled into college! I am now a student of Animal Behavior College to become a professional dog trainer. Cool huh? I REALLY like it, A LOT! It's fun and it's interesting and it'll be a fun profession to be a part of when I'm married with kids since its something I could do on my own time.
Another new thing is my boyfriend Chris. He's an amazing, wonderful, incredible, encouraging, supportive man who I honestly think I would be lost without. Even if we weren't dating, I would still need him in my life as a really good, close friend and I would honestly think the exact same about him, he truly is an amazing man of God and I'm do thankful to have been blessed to have him in my life. Even though we've only been dating for a short period of time (since I've been home officially, but unofficially for quite a bit before I came home) he has become a very important person in my life and I know he's a lifer (someone to keep in my life forever). He treats me very well, encourages me in everything (including my walk with God), he's a supporter, and he just makes me happy. He makes me smile and laugh so much with such ease its amazing.
Another thing that has changed and been hard to adjust to is my family. It's really sad because honestly...I feel as if my family is gone. Sure I still have the family members but we're not a unit, not close like before. Do you know how hard it is to split holidays between three, not including Chris' family's, families? Talk about a chicken walking around with it's head cut off! SO hard!
There have been a lot of challenges, most of which I honestly haven't completely dealt with, it's just so much, you know? There's been the whole family thing, the job hunt, the college, struggling to balance friends and family and boyfriend equally and still keep my sanity and get my alone time in.
Lastly, but most CERTAINLY not least, is becoming a very proud auntie! On October 23rd I became the aunt to the worlds cutest baby! I have said time and time again that I really don't know how I'm going to love my kids because I love my beautiful niece way too much already. It's such a blessing to be a part of something so absolutely wonderful such as beig an aunt. See how prideful I am?
Well that's it for now but I'll be sure to get back to regular updates again. Thanks for reading!