6 months...wow

Time flies. It's been close to 6 months since my last post! A lot has happened in these past six months too, but I haven't been keeping up on the little ole' blogger here. Most people who read this already know that Nate and I got engaged this past July. He came home for what was supposed to be 2 months this summer, but ended up staying for 5. He had some difficulties obtaining his sponsorship number and new visa, which he needed before he could return to life in London. Needless to say, it was great to have him around for us to spend time together and also for our relationship to grow. He has since returned to the UK and I am hoping to be there in time for Christmas.

Yes, I am moving to London, which I'm very excited about. I returned to West Michigan hoping to be here for about 2 years, which I passed in September. I finish work on November 25th. Overall, it has been such a great learning experience for me at the museum and I have developed an interest in so many areas of museum education and youth programming, however, I am excited to have my Saturdays back and do feel that it is time for me to move on. What I will do in England is yet to be determined. I hope to find something part-time thus allowing me to focus more on school work.

After this semester, I am pretty sure I will be over half way through in my gradschool career (I have to double check the requirements). I've been in touch with my adviser and it has been approved for me to look into internship opportunities in the youth development field. Although I would love to find something that connects youth with art, I'm pretty open to the possibilities in that whatever I find will ultimately diversify my experiences. We will see.

Other than that, not much else is new. I moved back with my parents to save some money and boy, what an exciting and challenging move it has been. Anyone who is in their mid-late 20s and living with their parents should be able to relate. They have been gracious hosts though and overall, it has gone smoothly: I've introduced them to some vegetarian cooking and they have reminded me what my childhood was like. haha.

I'll leave you with a picture of myself side-by-side with my hunky hunk: