February 25, 2013

welcome back/hello again/where did i go?

HELLO!!!

the last time i updated my blog was 9 months ago. [no pregnancy or baby was had]
i was extremely busy with work and wanted nothing to do with my computer when i was done for the day.
hence my blog got sorely neglected.

i was doing my editing job from home [working in your pj's is awesome, btw] but sitting at my computer for 10 hours a day = not so fun.
spending those 10 hours in Photoshop making people look completely different also was not so fun.
i never had the opportunity to do my own photography and if i did i didn't always enjoy it like i use to because of the time i had to spend editing for my job.

i sound like a downright complainer. sorry.
mr. barlow told me, "your job is sucking your soul out."
so with mr. barlow's encouragement and support i quit at the end of 2012.
HALLELUJAH!

at the beginning of 2013 i was unemployed and that lasted for about a week! 
[we are SO lucky that mr. barlow still has an awesome job with Imagine Learning!]

my aunt is a kindergarten teacher and has 29 kindergartners. 
they approved her for another Instructional Aide - THAT'S ME!
i work 2 hours a day in her classroom and help the ESL kids with their reading and writing. 
it really is awesome. i love to see them understand and finally get it.

now i have time to do my own photography and editing, it is so refreshing!
i have time to help teach kids.
i have time to blog, catch up with friends, have lunch dates with mr. barlow.
i have time to run. [well, once the snow goes away.]
i am one lucky lady.

[mr. barlow gets a huge thank you for his support of my crazy working hours to quitting to being unemployed and now being a really part time worker.] 
  
cheers to more adventures and more blogging to come!

20 comments:

  1. welcome back!!!! love the pictures on the side!

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    1. Thanks! It's good to be back. I love you blog, it is inspiring.

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  2. take our pictures or we will spam your blog.

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    1. Spam away. Please! And I will take your photos.

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  3. I am sooo glad you are blogging again, especially since we live 1,000 miles apart now! how about you guys come visit us out here and we will pay you to take our pictures. Deal? deal. We love you guys!!!

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    1. I LOVE THIS DEAL!!! We miss you guys tons. Seriously. And keep updating your blog. I need it.

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  4. So happy to hear things are working out better for you! I'm still trying to figure out one of those situations.
    xo

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    1. It will come for you Jessica dear! It took me awhile!

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  5. aren't husbands awesome for that?

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    1. Seriously! You are done now too! Yay. all is right.

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    1. 3 times! You must be really excited!

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  8. I have had a job suck my soul out. Congratulations on doing what you want to do!

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    1. Don't those really suck?! Oh man. Thank you!

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  9. YEAH for finding the right balance! It also means that you'll be around this summer for the family reunion and I'll get to meet you in person. Double yahoo!

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    1. YAY! Except now we are moving... I want to meet you so bad!

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  10. Happy to hear you are finding joy in your days. That is really all that counts!

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    1. Thank you! It really is all that matters.

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