-sigh. remember when my hair was that color?-
We've decided to plan for the Backup Dreams.
First things first. The Graduate School Dilemma.
-where do we go from here?-
pic from last summer
-I like to take advantage of every opportunity. And, if you know me, you'll know how much I love school. [Today I told my dad I wanted to sign up for Calc 1 again. He asked me if I would use it at work. I said, "No. But it would be fun to do over the summer!" Even he thinks I'm nuts.]
-We found out that we didn't get into grad school this year.
-The best part: how happy, giddy, excited, and at peace we felt! How funny?! Yeah. I thought so, too.
Seriously. I thought I would be so bummed out.
And I wasn't. Not even a little bit.
Its nice to know how right it feels.
Especially when you've been stressing about making 2 sets up backup plans.
"Do we move here, or wait? Do we have kids yet, or wait?"
Now, everything feels right.
That's better than the alternative.
By a lot.
I grinned from ear to ear, jumped up and down, the works!!
[So did Tyler haha]
Oh my. I cannot tell you what an answer to prayer it is to not get into a grad school yet.
And honestly, I'd never thought I'd feel that way.
Its nice to know my heart can still change.
Secondly. The Future.
-grateful that my future holds these people-
-I really dislike the unknown. That's really all.
-But, I love to plan.
-I planned a trip to San Fran, which we ended up not taking, but I loved every minute of planning it!! What's wrong with me!? [So, people have started asking me to plan their trips for them! I get just as much joy out of planning the trips as they get from going. Its a perfect set-up. I get to plan, they spend the money. Works like a charm! haha]
-We're thinking about buying an SUV.
-Oh. My. Heck. Are we serious? Have you ever spent an entire morning reading car reviews by consumers? Eek! I want to drive this now.
-Cars in the running:
1. Honda Pilot
2. Chevy Equinox
[just drove a 2008 - ah!!!!! so nice]
3. Nissan Murano/Rogue
4. Toyota Highlander
5. Jeep Compass/Cherokee
6. Acura MDX
7. Lexus RX300 or 350
[ok, not reasonable, but I still love this car. a lot.]
8. Hundai Santa Fe
The list could go on and on, but we're test driving lots this week.
Voice your opinions if you've driven, owned, or loathed one of these vehicles.
Remember, I need the following:
-Front Wheel Drive or AWD/4WD
-Sunroof [not a need, according to Tyler haha]
Yeah. That's it.
-We're looking for apartments. All over the Valley.
-Fun, b/c I like to plan.
-Sad, b/c I don't want to move.
-Regardless, change comes and moves things along.
Best thing about all of it?
1. It feels right.
2. Lots of friends having babies w/in the next few months!
This means Aunt Krista to the rescue!!! So excited!
3. A year of fun for Ty and I, since we'll both be working.
4. More opportunities to grow.
5. It feels right.
.just like this.