Happy New Year! I know, I’m almost an entire month late but I couldn’t stay away any longer. I’ve always loved blogging and writing and for the past year I’ve always felt like I needed a really nice photo or something to go along with my thoughts and I don’t want to have to worry about that before I write on here. I’m going to try and be more candid about writing and updating about my everyday life. I’ve taken a few steps towards becoming a more regular blogger on here. I thought I would write some updates on my life that are pretty significant.
I know this has been official since the end of October but I never really wrote about it. Getting married was quite a journey. There were a lot of things Josh and I as well as our families needed to do in order to make sure it all went off without a hitch. I’ll always remember the journey fondly but also with a bit of a nervous smile. Getting married is stressful. Walking down the altar will always be one of those memories that is completely engrained in my memory. I remember all the faces I saw as I walked down with my dad. Writing this now I still can’t believe it actually happened! Our days haven’t changed so much. We still have our dog and our cozy home. I have had a lot of people ask me if it feels different with him at all. In a way, yes. Everything kind of stayed the same but I was surprised that being with him has changed a bit. I didn’t think it was possible to be more comfortable around him or feel a deeper love for him, but I do. We don’t have any big plans, right now. We are saving up to buy our first home and have postponed the honeymoon until then. We’re working hard and getting used to this stable life that we have been building and we couldn’t be happier.
Last year I kept up with a Fauxbonichi. It is similar to a Hobonichi but called a Fauxbonichi because it isn’t done in the Hobonichi notebook. I have been wanting to write about my experience keeping one and what I did to make it my own but I never got around to it. It is on my to-do list! But basically I wrote a page every day accompanied by doodles and wash tape and it was a great form of therapy for me. I was actually keeping to it very well until the Wedding day started coming closer. Around the middle of October I was so overwhelmed with everything that I stopped writing in it :( And then when I felt like I wanted to get back into it I felt like I needed to write about the wedding and the process leading up to it and decorate it with all these moments and I feel like I could fill an entire book with everything that happened and I eventually talked myself out of writing in it anymore ;-; Which is a shame because my Fauxbonichi is filled with these lovely memories from the summer and when I started my job. I would like to get back into it~
This is one is kind of a weird development for me. I started with my Fauxbonichi last year and I always saw these planner videos but never gave them any mind because planning was never really something I thought about. Out of nowhere, in the beginning of the New Year, I just startedorganizing my planner. I was suddenly binge watching every single planner video I could find on different systems that people kept up with and decorating videos. I fell in love. I think it’s like how one day you go from hating the taste of wine and then when you’re older you’re suddenly like “Oh wait this is kind of awesome?” (I haven’t hit this stage yet. I still prefer soda >///>) I decided to get my own planner that I wanted to make my own and ordered a few stickers from Etsy that I fell in love with and it has quickly become another type of therapy for me. I love it! I want to share my system and how I use it very soon~ But yes this is worth mentioning because it has become a very big part in my everyday.
I'm a teacher now!
So I’ve been teaching classes after school and as extracurriculars but I have never taught a class that my students would need grades for. I was offered an opportunity by my job to finally achieve my dream of doing so. So I now teach Advanced Graphic Design with an emphasis on Digital Illustration. I always loved teaching people how to draw and sharing my tips and tricks and well… I never thought I would be able to get the chance to teach others what I know for a grade. Really, a lot of my passions are becoming something I teach! I was approached by ateacher to talk to her Digital Journalism Class about Blogging so I am ecstatic about that as well! I’ve been blogging since I was about 15? So I couldn’t hide my joy when she asked me today. I bashfully told her that I would love to, and she told me that she had a passion for teaching a lot of what I know, but I actually had the passion for the things she taught. I was so humbled that she told me this <3 I’m so happy my peers can see what I’m passionate about without me shouting it from the rooftops. I like to keep my interests to myself for the most part because, you know, work. But really, I’m finding that saying about “Do what you love, love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life.” more and more true.
Ok I think those are my main updates! I’m really excited to start blogging more regularly from now on. I think I get too caught up with the process of getting an entry up and all the work that goes into it. I remember I used to just do it and that worked just fine for me. I’m trying to go back to my roots with a lot of things, I’m happy to be able to share my journey with everyone <3