2 1/2 weeks ago we moved away from Southern California.
I was pretty happy about moving, we didn't have the best time living there. It wasn't horrible, but I especially wasn't very happy living there either. We had some fun times and I don't regret it, and I learned some valuable lessons and also learned some things about myself.
Right now we are staying with my aunt, uncle and cousin in Fremont. I love it, we're having a lot of fun and we're so grateful they've opened their home to us. We even brought our cats and they are starting to get along with the dog! My cousins Rachel and Desiree (although Desi is in Idaho) are the closest relationship I have to having actual sisters, so it's very fun being here.
Ryan is working at a job he previously had before we left California and moved to Idaho. We're very grateful that they have been gracious to give him a position and he's been there for over a month already. We don't know how long it will be for, at least 6 months to a year most likely, until the economy slowly starts to improve and he can find a job in commercial construction again.
I have been substituting at a preschool I used to work at before we got married and left California and I'm having a blast!! The kids are so fun and cute, and I love the school, I have always carried fond memories of working there so it's great to be back. I've been helping them out about 2 days a week, and am their permanent on call sub until August, when I start my new job!!
In August I will be a young 5's teacher at a preschool on the peninsula in Portola Valley, and I couldn't be more thrilled!!
The students have already been through preschool, and are either just a little too young for kindergarten, or their parents want them to have an even stronger foundation before they enter kindergarten. There are 14 children in the class and there are 2 of us teachers. I will be the lead teacher of the group. It gets even better, they follow the school year calendar so I have Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and summers off!! It's the best feeling in the world, because once again I'll be a true teacher, and not a teacher and day care provider. My heart is full of gratitude and I'm thrilled that things are coming together for us!!!
I know that moving back to Fremont was the absolute right thing for us to do, and I think that Ryan probably got laid off so we could come back here. I have found a dream job, he's doing well at his job, we are near friends and family and I truly couldn't be happier! Life in Southern California felt so unpredictable and out of control, and those of you who know me well know that I have a very hard time tolerating things like that and my patience wears thin easily. I had made plans for our life there and nothing that I wanted came to actually happening. Of course that's life, but after dealing with it and being unhappy, we are finally getting a break and get to be on the up again!
Finally things are going well and working out and I love it!!