I Quit!

If you know me or have followed me for any amount of time you know that I went back to work in August 2017. You also know that I very much struggled with the working mom transition. I wasn’t ever 100% sure I was ready to go back into the teaching profession, but once I was offered the position I jumped in head first! However, within a week I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me, for our family. I wrote this resignation letter in October, barely a month after going back. Yesterday, I finally turned it in and started packing my things.  Continue reading

Guest Post: Finding Significance

The “I Have Something to Say” series is coming at you again! This week we hear from Kristina, in one of the most inspirational pieces I’ve ever read:

“There comes a point in your life where you have to stop searching for success and begin looking for significance”

I heard this quote on the radio about three months ago as I was driving my hour- long Continue reading

Domestic Travel: Charleston Anniversary Trip Recap

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We decided about a year ago that we wanted to take an anniversary trip since this year marked five years of marriage! We decided between international, tropical, local (we live in the coolest area and never take advantage of it), or elsewhere. We ended up picking Charleston, South Carolina – not international, kind of tropical (hello palm trees!), and not local, yet close enough to pretty easily drive there. Continue reading

Our Unique Anniversary Gift Exchange

A few months ago John and I were talking about getting each anniversary gifts. Past years we haven’t exchanged and had just cut off specific time to celebrate our anniversary together. This year felt different though since this year since was a milestone year.

When we started researching what the traditional anniversary gift for five years was, we decided to make up for the past four years of gifts as well! Continue reading