Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Update & One Year Anniversary.

I haven't blogged for about a month, so I figured I'd write a little to update everyone on what's going on in my life. We'll start with the bummer stuff. For those who didn't know, last year I was granted my dream job as a kindergarten teacher. It was a dream come true and I was the happiest I'd ever been in my entire life.

Some of my kiddos.

Sadly, at the end of the school year (last month), I was told I would not be able to come back next year due to budget cuts. It was really hard on me, but I'm okay now. But unfortunately, I am out of a job (kind of). I am actively looking for a job (preferably in Ventura County so I can move in with Adam). I've gone on two interviews so far, but have had no luck. In the mean time, I'm working a few hours a week as a nanny to one of the little girls who was in my class last year. I basically go over to her house every morning, feed her breakfast, pack her lunch, help her get dressed and do her hair, make sure she brushes her teeth and makes her bed, and drive her to camp (which is at the school I got fired from - kind of awkward). Her mom pays me very generously, but since I only work a few hours a week, it's still not enough to get by on my own, which is why I'm looking for more full-time work. If anyone knows of anything I can do, please let me know.

Now onto nicer things.

On the first of this month, my boyfriend Adam and I celebrated our one-year anniversary! We drove up to Monterey and stayed two nights at a charming downtown hotel. We had a few really nice lunches and dinners, went to the wharf and to Cannery Row, spent some time at the beach, and of course, spent a few hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was amazing of course. Here are some photos from our trip:

On top of a really great vacation, Adam earned major boyfriend points with the thoughtful gifts he got for me. He got me a really cute pair of sunglasses and some bracelets from H&M as well as a copy of to Tao Te Ching, which is totally me. And when we got to Monterey, he took me to a TIFFANY'S(!) and got me this beautiful bracelet:

For him, I got a Game of Thrones board game, and two books. One of the books was personalized to include ourselves and some friends as characters! It's pretty cool.

I feel so lucky to have him in my life and I really hope we celebrate our anniversary every year for the rest of our lives. I've never loved anyone so much. :)

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