It has been almost three months since my last post and while I’m slightly disappointed in myself in terms of not fully committing to the dream I had of becoming a writer, with this blog being part of this inspiration, I feel like I’m in a good place in my life.
Being a good place does not necessarily equate to good place for writing. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!
We saw the end of another school year for all of us. My husband R finished his first semester of art school and while he was extremely exhausted by the commute and the stress, he has produced amazing work and can hardly wait for the fall semester. The oldest M is halfway done with junior high. The transition from elementary school to junior high was difficult but he has started his first week with optimism and realism, if anything, in regards to friendship.
The girls started third and fifth grade with the biggest change of all of us– me!
The wait to hear about a full time position was killing me! With less than a week to go before the end of the school year, I turned down opportunities to interview for part time positions until my daughters’ principal called with an offer I couldn’t refuse… Teaching PE in three one-month long blocks for the same salary as last year’s position (essentially the same amount of time but in nice chunks of time).
So yes, I do have the best view from my office.
Earlier this month we had a very small window of time when we were all off so we headed down to Southern California to Universal Studios in Hollywood. Lucky for us, we saw that the park opened at 7 am, a full two hours before the park normally opened and we were able to finish the whole park by 2 pm!
The following day we drove out to Long Beach and enjoyed the Aquarium of the Pacific. We went on our first whale watching trip and saw dolphins and whales!
No trip to SoCal is complete without beach photos…
Even though we have turned off the A/C and the kid has gone back to school, the girls and I still have three weeks left of summer vacation! (We are year-round so we have already started our school year and are on our first “break”.)
I wonder what we will do until then. Will we go to the Sacramento Zoo again since we renewed our membership for another year? Will we head to our favorite city in the world for the day? I hope it’s a YES to both!
One thing for sure is we are definitely hitting our local comic conventions! I’ll definitely be on the celebrity lookout!
(You might recognize some of these celebrities taken at the last Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento in June 2015.)