You know it has been a long time since you last posted when EVERYTHING about blogger is different. I am going to have to relearn this stuff. I have had quite the change in life, hence the lack of posts. First of all I went back to school! Not only did I go back to school, but I hit the ground running! My youngest started school a couple of years ago and I knew that if I was going to go back to school, I needed to do it then. The hardest part was figuring out what I wanted to do, but once I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up, it was so fulfilling. (As many can judge by my writing, I am not an English major. :) ) So I figured out that I wanted to become a Physicians Assistant and I would have 5 years of full time schooling ahead of me. With the blessing and encouragement of my husband and children I could do this!! Right? I was wondering if my brian would still work or if I would feel weird being the old lady in class, but it has all worked out alright.
I started school 2 summers ago and have been going full force ever since. Today is the first day of my first summer off in a long time. I stared at the community college to pay less for lower division classes, and now I just finished my junior year at Arizona State University as a microbiology major. So this is cause for a major lifestyle change. Now I take pictures like this: :)
We had to succumb to the housing bubble burst and had to leave our beautiful home where we raised our children. That was hard. We are in a rental home that we have been able to make feel like home, but we loved our little home. I don't have time for home improvement projects, so I guess that works out okay. I do have many pictures of projects that I have been doing that I will try and do as much posting about those projects this summer.
So life has brought us many changes.
Blogging has sadly gone to the bottom of my priority list, and I haven't even thought of getting on pinterest. I know I would totally get sucked into spending too much time on it. I do have a file of pictures and projects to share and will attempt to get those projects shared on here.
My reason for blogging has always been about teaching and hopefully inspiring. I have loved learning to do new things and to teach others what I have learned has been very fulfilling. So if any of you stay at home moms are out there on the fence about going back to school I would just recommend to talk to your family. Going back has been a family sacrifice and I could not do it without the encouragement of each of them. My house is never clean and my older children to have to make dinner every now and then. Many nights my husband will come home from work and have to make dinner or help the kids with homework. I am so blessed to have the love of my family behind me. I often sit down with my husband and ask him if it is worth it and he keeps cheering me on!