Sunday, January 30, 2011

A New Beginning

So, it's been almost a year since I last blogged, and I have the itch again. Maybe I'll actually keep it up this time. A lot of things have changed in the past year, and it's time for an update. So here's what has happened in the last few months.

*I graduated in August with my Bachelors in History with a minor in Classical Studies. I am so glad that that stage of my life is finished.

*Two weeks after I graduated, I started graduate school. I'm just starting my second semester in the program, and I love it! I'm working on my Masters in Library and Information Studies. It's a great program. The professors are nice, helpful, and don't take themselves as seriously as my undergrad ones did. I'm really enjoying it.

*I still work in retail. It's a fun job (unless it's the Christmas season). I'm hoping to be able to get into some library opportunities in the near future though.

*We moved to a two bedroom, two bath apartment in July. It's nice to have the extra space, but we are planning to move again this summer hopefully. The neighborhood has gone downhill, and we are ready to get out of it.

*The biggest thing that has happened to me is that James and I got engaged on December 11. We've been dating almost three years, and I couldn't be happier. He asked in our living room after I came home from work that night. As of right now, we are planning a May 19, 2012 wedding. I want to be done with school and have plenty of time to plan exactly the kind of wedding we want. Here's a picture of my engagement ring with our bands and on my hand:

So what should you expect from this blog now? Stories about work and school, updates about our big move, and most importantly, what's happening in the wild world of planning our wedding.

Buckle up. It's going to be a wild ride.