I love my little family. I love waking up to the sweet voices of my girls. I love that they sleep in bunk beds and giggle together after the lights go out. I love that Alan is strong and stable and reliable. I love that he is building a shed out of old pallets. I love that Anna is in preschool and Mia is in school, and that they are so happy there. I love that right now, I am sitting in a cafe by myself with a cup of decaf miele and my laptop.
Here are some pictures from Halloween. They wore matching costumes for the second year. That’s so cute. I love them.
I started tonight. I had my first class as a graduate student! It was great.
I am happy and excited to begin this new chapter and look forward to everything that sits ahead of me. I have so much to learn and so much growing to do.
My first class has only 6 other students in it. I am thrilled. The small number of people in class put me at ease, especially since we have to make presentations–and my greatest fear until now has been public speaking. Speaking to 6 people is hardly public speaking, so this is a good way for me to ease into it. I am determined and fully expect to get over my anxiety with public speaking asap–it has been a pretty obnoxious problem for me and I am ready to let it go. So, so ready to let it go…
Up unti now I worried that I was making a mistake by investing so much time, energy and money into this; after all, I could do a lot of other things instead of getting this degree. But after tonight, I am completely sure that this is the right path for me to follow. I love this stuff. I may as well make a career of it.