Well, (as this post is aptly named) it's been a year. I had been in Arizona for a year and had plans to stay there. It's a hopping place. Dancing, single people, and quite the social scene, and very Mormon. Many great things and sad things happened to me there there. The most important being, I got a degree! Then a job, well technically two jobs.
I miss Arizona. A LOT! So, now you get to read all about how cool it is there!
I miss picking oranges and REAL orange juice... and I miss fresh goat cheese and baby goats!
These were in the backyard. Sometimes I play in a pit and get paid :). I cant get the video to work..sorry!
And baseball games...and my uber cool friends! I think this is what I miss the most.
Sometimes I miss my desk, but I get over that one quickly...
So I found a friend and got a new job as a human resources assistant. I absolutely loved the people I worked with. They seriously were the best. I did however bribe them with chocolate so they would like me :) Being behind a desk after student teaching eventually makes you go crazy too.
I took care of the insurance stuff and helped Alison my awesome coworker with other things. I don't have a picture of her, but she is super cool and has red hair like me, which made work fun and very entertaining (so I hear). People didn't know who I was so Randy made me a sign. Thanks Randy! This is Randy...he tells the best stories and we always get lots done.
I miss my Tongan ladies and their ice cream. Basically I miss all my roommates. I wish I had a picture of all of them.
ARIZONA IS STUNNING!
We very seriously took a million pictures of ourselves, and no we are not vain. These other ones are much better....
Went to a wedding
Sold it and got a new one....yay! Picked up moved to Nevada and found a drawerful of music... Before..
And I miss kayaking. Mostly just the water...I admit.
Well, I know this post was super long and you are tired of reading about how great Arizona. I guess I feel I owe that place a little. I found myself again there, and found myself with new interests. On the flip side, having a job in your degree area is a good thing. Moving was necessary I am learning. I think I wouldn't be as on top of my grading if I was in AZ because I know people there and would rather play with them then do grading. Have I mentioned I don't really like grading?
Teaching is hard, but in a totally different way than I expected. I sure have a lot of up days and down days, days I love my students and days I want to squish their little heads. Today was a squish their heads, but I think I will make it the week. Sometimes I give my students good vibes and tell them I do like them, but only because they give me stuff. That right there is chocolate...payment for leaving before the bell. A good days work!