To say that life has changed a lot since my last post would be…entirely accurate. I’ve been so excited to share all the goings-on around here for awhile, and am seizing a somewhat-freer afternoon to sit down and type it all out.
First things first- I am LOVING my new teaching job. My coworkers are kind and helpful, my students are adorable and eager to learn (so far..we’ll see how true this is once the back-to-school “honeymoon” is over!), and the school building itself is brand new and gorgeous. I’m still settling into my classroom and getting to know the everyday routines and rhythms of the school, and I’m bracing myself for the inevitable craze of October, when all of the real work and learning will begin. I would be outright lying if I said I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed with planning curriculum, setting up grades, and all of the other lovely things a first-timer teacher needs to build from scratch. However, I am very lucky to be teaching in my school, and I grow more grateful by the day that I wound up where I did.
In other news, T and I have finally made the move to Nashua! I’m actually a bit surprised by how quickly we’ve settled in to such a drastically different place. We’ve been here for about two weeks now, and I can happily report that we are officially unpacked! However, even though our stuff is no longer in boxes, I have yet to find just the right place for everything. I have some decorating/crafting projects planned for this fall and winter that I’m pretty excited about, including vamping up our dresser-turned-bar, and I think these will add those final touches that the new place is still missing.
I haven’t been able to explore much of our new city yet, but I’m deeply intrigued by a few spots in the downtown area that I’m sure we’ll be getting to soon.
Until next time xx