Friday, July 6, 2012

Life Isn't Always Peachy

Well, hi.

To say I fell off the blogging bandwagon would be an understatement. It's been almost a year since my last post. I've missed you guys. And I've missed sharing my adventures with you.

But this past year has been one crazy, busy, not-always-great adventure. There have been some major ups and downs.

I finished my first year of teaching. It was rough. Don't get me wrong - I loved most of it, but I was put into a few situations that caused emotional stress almost every day. I was exhausted by the end of the year. But the students make it all worth it. Nothing compares to giving a great concert with my high schoolers or a hug from a still-thinks-you-are-awesome sixth grader.

Next year is looking up, and I'm excited about my new teaching positions.

Along with my full time job, I was also teaching eleven private violin and viola students, helping with an after school orchestra, and playing with four different orchestras. Needless to say, I haven't had much time to focus on my blog or Etsy shop.

A major up happened in December: Daniel and I got engaged!!!

Story coming soon!
(I still stare at my ring. No shame.)
We're getting married one year from today!

So, life isn't always peachy - sometimes it's downright not fun - but sometimes it's fabulous!
And speaking of peaches, I've got a peach pie recipe for you!

Check back later!



Eadaoin said...

Welcome back to blogging! What a year it was for you, congratulations on the engagement especially - looking forward to reading that story :) Oh and also, the staring at the ring never really ends hehe, you just fall in love with it!

cb said...

wow lady a lot of things have been happening! sounds like a really full plate, 11 violin students! wow you are awesome! i am sorry school was rough but hopefully lessons were learned and they are no longer stressful for you. and congrats on the engagement! that probably trumps all the bad stuff! i still look at my wedding ring and smile. it sucks to have the bad, i know going through some right now BUT it makes you really appreciate the amazing things life has offered us.

Emily Spada said...

Oh my goodness!! Congrats!! It's lovely to see you again :)

Watkins35 said...

Yay, you're back :) so pleased to hear that despite the ups & downs you're still enjoying the teaching, & accomplishing so much too. And congratulations on the engagement, that's fantastic! xx