In November, soon after Jordan and I moved, I had some health issues come up. I'd been having symptoms for a few months that had been getting progressively worse, and I knew something was wrong. By the end of the year, I'd gotten settled with a bunch of new doctors and started treatment. Thankfully my illness isn't life threatening, but it has required a lot of significant medical care, and in February, when I sort of dropped off the blogosphere, I began an intensive outpatient treatment program. I thought I could keep up with blogging, but it was too much with my ongoing treatments, so I had to take a break.
The good news: I'm finishing out my intensive treatment program, I have a team of really great doctors who have helped me so much in treating my illness and getting it under control, and I am doing much better. At the beginning, I was pretty overwhelmed by all of the treatments I had to undergo, but I'm so thankful for how much they have helped me and have improved my health.
All that said, I really hope to be more active on here! I probably won't be able to post quite as much as I was earlier this year. While I was undergoing treatment, I wasn't able to work. I've been working in immigration for the past three years, but before that, I had been in higher education. During my time "off," I had a lot of time to think about my life and where I'm going, and one day, with such clarity that it almost astounded me, I knew that I wanted to go back into teaching. It just felt right, and I am completely at peace with this decision. In fact, I'm extremely excited about it!
So that means I'm a student again! I just started taking courses this week, and I'm working on all of the requirements to get my single subject teaching credential in English. It feels a little strange to be a student again, but if you know me at all, you know that I love it. I thrive in the classroom, and I can't wait to be back in it as a teacher again!
For those of you on Instagram and Goodreads, be sure to follow me there. I'm a little more active and chatty on those platforms since they're built for shorter interactions, and I talk a lot about books and what I'm reading. I'd love to connect with you!
Here are a few of my recent posts from Instagram:
As always, happy reading!