Wednesday, March 31, 2021
It's been quite a while since I posted a blog, so I figured I should update everyone with what's been going on with me before the Spring 5% Challenge begins!
The past few months have been hectic to say the least. Here are the highlights:
1. I got into graduate school. After a whirlwind of interviews, I finally got the good news that I got accepted into my first choice grad program! I was hoping to start in the spring, but my acceptance came late, so now I'll be starting in the fall. It's a full time music education program that will also certify me to teach in New Jersey.
2. We lost one of our pets. Just before Christmas, we found one of our barn cats had been hit by a car on our street. Our family was devastated. I always worried about one of them being hit in our driveway by a delivery truck or something, but we live quite a bit off the road, so I never expected this. We had no idea that she was wandering that far from our house. Our driveway is more than 1/4 mile long and our house is surrounded by woods. I still feel so guilty and spent weeks crying over it. My pets are so important to me, and I feel like I should've done more to protect her. I'm trying to move past my guilt, but it's hard.
3. I'm trying to get pregnant. After a whole slew of appointments with my OBGYN, my celiac specialist, and my dentist, we've finally started! We literally JUST began trying, so I'm definitely not pregnant yet, but I'm excited!
4. I got vaccinated. I'm so glad that they finally made teachers a priority for vaccination. My school was in person starting in September, and was one of the only schools in New Jersey to do so. As soon as the vaccine became available to educators, the district set up a clinic for us. I'm still vigilant about social distancing because no one else in my house has managed to get vaccination appointments. Now if my husband and in laws would get vaccinated, I'd actually start to be comfortable venturing into the world. Hopefully this will happen soon.