Sunday, October 31, 2010

Back from the Dead, Blog Edition

Hello Friends! I know you're out there! Don't give up on me yet.

I am back to the blogging world, at least for the moment. I haven't really felt like I have anything to say to the blog world, and sometimes it takes me a minute to realize that I don't really have to have anything to say......I can say anything, as long as I strive to do it without typos :)

Things are a'happening in the life of Abby! I can't believe it is November 1......that puts us at a theoretical 2 months out until I move to Texas! Needless to say, that whole business is still way up in the air because of the job situation. I have been searching daily for job listings in Abilene, and I have an appointment on Tuesday for another step in the process of getting hired as a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer in the Abilene Airport! Not my dream job by far, but it's absolutely somewhere to start. Plus, it would play into my next endeavor pretty well.....

I have decided to start grad school. I started undergrad as an education major, with a goal of being an elementary school teacher. That was my goal since I was a kid. However, I decided  during my sophomore year that I didn't want to deal with the politically correct bullshit of the public school system and I changed my major to Family Studies. I can't say that was a bad choice, cause it got me where I am, and a semester early :) However, I keep coming back to education and teaching.

My goal originally was to find an online Master's of Arts in Teaching program (tend to be initial certification programs) geared toward elementary ed. However, that's like finding.........not quite a needle in a haystack, but maybe a tennis ball in a huge haystack. Now, I am thinking of the colleges in Abilene for accelerated teacher certification programs. After that, I could go back to school for a Master's in school counseling or reading education, or something else that interests me and would enhance my career. So, after countless hours spent searching the internet, I am still seeking out the RIGHT program.

Other than that, I am just enjoying fall in Baltimore. I love my home, and I can't say I won't be really sad to leave. But the prospect of getting to the end of this LDR is just........elating. I am so ready for us to finally have a chance to be NORMAL haha. As normal as we get anyway :)

I will do my best not to leave blog land for so long again. I don't think too many people follow, but I know how annoyed I get when I go to someone's blog and they never update! So I will do my best not to be that person :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mama, you taught me to do the right things. 
So, now you have to let your baby fly. 
You've given me everything that I will need. 
To make it through this crazy thing called life. 
And I know you watched me grow up, 
and only want what's best for me. 
And I think I found the answer to your prayers. 

And he is good, so good. 
He treats your little girl, 
like a real man should. 
He is good, so good. 
He makes promises he keeps. 
No, he's never gonna leave. 
So, don't you worry about me.