You guys. It’s halfway through December. When did that happen?? It doesn’t seem like it’s time for another year to be over and 2015 was certainly a doozy. So, I just wanted to check in with you guys and share what I’m up to.
Starbucks’ Vanilla Iced Coffee. I’m seriously addicted to these things and it’s kind of a problem. A delicious problem. And yes, I’m that oddball that can crave/drink cold things even when it’s chilly outside.
Adele. I mean come on now. Send My Love and Water Under the Bridge are my current favorites. I’m also oddly obsessed with Sorry by Justin Bieber. And Andrew Belle’s cover of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas because #Perfection.
My loved ones. Christmas is so full of family traditions and fellowship, so to not have as many family members to see is hard. Two years ago, on Christmas Day, we lost my Dad’s sister to cancer. Aunt Sandy absolutely loved Christmas and so many of our traditions and decorations have stemmed from her and her home. Her birthday would have been tomorrow so Happy Birthday in Heaven Aunt Sandy! It is also the first Christmas since my mom lost her mother and sister three months ago. My mom’s family does a family reunion every year on December 26th so I know this year will be emotional, but I am happy that we are following my Grandmother’s wishes and keeping the tradition going. She always told us that, even after she was gone, she wanted us to get together regularly.
I’m actually in-between books right now! I recently completed my 2015 Goodreads Challenge by reading 75 books. That’s actually a dip in what I’ve been able to read in previous years, but still not too shabby. I’m thinking of starting either Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman or Nicholas Sparks’ latest book soon.
Anxious about the future. I know that I’m too much of a planner, so lately my prayers have been centered around trusting in God’s plan for my life. Since January of this year, I had been enrolled in an online master’s program in mass communication. The desire to pursue something in the communications field stemmed from having just “come out of” the fansite blogging world. However, the more time that I’ve been away from that type of blogging, the more I began to question whether or not this was still something I was passionate about. Long story short, I have withdrawn from that graduate program and am now looking ahead to what could be on the horizon for me. I love working with children, but I don’t think that teaching is the capacity in which I’m meant to work with them.