Friday, April 15, 2022

Quick Catch-up

I'm such a mess these days. Let's play a little catch up, shall we?

We went to Arizona at the end of February/beginning of March and had so much fun! Since my parents moved there a few years ago, this is only the second time I've been able to visit and this time I got to bring Matt with me, which made it even more fun. Everyone was so happy to see him and taking him meant I didn't have to fly alone. I am an absolutely awful flyer, so having him there made it a million percent better. I joke that he's my emotional support human, but it's kind of absolutely true.

It was a lot to fly there and run around as much as we did, so my ankle swelled up. But, I pushed through that and we went to the Biosphere 2 in Oracle, AZ and it was amazing. I cannot wait to go back some time. Otherwise, we went shopping, ran around, saw both my aunts, and generally had a good time. It was a short visit, but so nice to see my family. As an aside, they're actually coming here in June, so I'll get to see them twice in one year and I am stoked! 

The third week of March, my best friend of 17 years came to visit me for a couple of days. We hadn't seen one another in 7 years, since I moved to Utah and she later moved to Little Rock. We stayed in an amazing AirBnB loft in Salt Lake City. We spent the time enjoying downtown Salt Lake, chatting, and generally just hanging out. It was so nice to see her, we had some good food, and saw some of the sites. Salt Lake is a great city, so it was a lovely way to spend half of our spring break! We have definitely decided it won't be another 7 years, that is entirely too long.

Since then, I've just been working and going to school. I don't think I've mentioned it, but I started teaching college English again last fall and I absolutely love my job. I teach online at a small community college as an adjunct. Then, this spring, I started taking a certification program to become an instructional designer. It's challenging, and I was terrified, but it's going great so far. It is stretching our budget a little bit since I don't make as much as I used to, but I'm hoping the payoff will be worth the cost and effort. Fingers crossed!