Little Life Updates: June.

Celebrat-ing the completion of my teaching license! I did it you guys! I turned in all of my field experience reports/lesson plans and can officially teach. I’m not sure what kind of teaching position lies ahead of me; however, I am SO relieved to finally be done.

Finish-ing up some of the books that have taken me far too long to read. One of my goals for the year was to read fifty books. While I was on a roll in January and February, I got really behind over the past couple of months. Fortunately, now that I’m done with my teaching license, I have much more free time to read for pleasure! What am I reading?

– Partak-ing in National Donut Day. Did you? Marty and I made it out to Buckeye Donuts last Friday night to celebrate the National Day of Donuts 😀 I enjoyed a chocolate iced cake donut with sprinkles and Marty had an apple fritter. I hadn’t eaten a donut since last summer in Portland (Voodoo Doughnuts) and, after eating this one, I can’t believe I hadn’t enjoyed one much sooner!

Miss-ing my best friend. My best friend, Kristina, moved to California last Thursday. CALIFORNIA! Why couldn’t she have moved to a state nearby? We have been friends since sixth grade so to say I’m bummed is an understatement. I think the hardest part of having a friend move away (especially one that you’ve known for the greater part of your life) is that she was one of the few people that has been there thorough it all – the good, the bad and the very ugly. She was even my roommate at one point. On the plus side, I’ll see her for a few days at the beginning of July (I’m in her wedding) but the bad thing is that plane tickets to California are expensive so I’m not sure when I’ll see her again after the wedding.


‘Pinn-ing’ like a mad woman. I’ve always been a fan of Pinterest, but recently, I’ve cannot seem to get enough! I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite ‘pins’:

Life Lately (According to my Android)


(Top Left to Bottom Right) Coffee time with Marty x2, Craft: snake made out of contact paper and colored paper scraps, started lifting again and I’m finally starting to notice a difference :D, baby Ethan, drinks at the airport, bowling date night with Marty and friends, Cameron resting on a park bench, sister and I enjoying the beautiful trees, Marty’s sister celebrates her 17th birthday.

Previous LLU Posts: May, April, March, February, January

What have you been up to this month? Did you celebrate National Donut Day? Have you ever had a best friend move away? Any book suggestions?

37 thoughts on “Little Life Updates: June.

  1. What an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations darling!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your best friend moving so far away. I know how it feels to not have that friend in your life that you want to run and tell everything too. But ya know, that’s the great thing about technology today.. she’s only a video call away 🙂

  2. Congrats on completing your teaching licence, that is such a great accomplishment. When I have extra time I love reading for pleasure too. It is always fun to see what other people are reading. I haven’t heard of any of those books, but will have to check them out! 🙂

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I highly recommend Obsessed for anyone interested in disordered eating or how to get the conversation started on Americas obesity problem. It is definitely blunt and some of the things I don’t 100% agree with but, all in all, it has some great takeaway 🙂

  3. Congratulations on getting your license!! That’s a huge accomplishment!

    I saw that Gary Chapman book at the library and almost checked it out. Is it worth a read?

    It’s so sad when good friends move away. My best friend since 7th grade moved to Oregon after college, and things just haven’t been the same since :/. Then, my good friend and college roommate moved to Arizona shortly after college, but we still keep in tough through email, she came to my wedding and I was able to see her when I went on vacation over spring break! It is sad, but if you both of you want to continue the friendship, then it can work!

    1. The Gary Chapman book is PHENOMENAL! It is a bit cheesy in the beginning, but hang in there! The strategies he gives married couples are excellent and I could see how they would work really well in my marriage (and any marriage for that matter!) 🙂

      I know what you mean about working towards a friendship if you want it to keep going. I’m hoping she won’t be out there for more than 5 years but there is always Skype/Facetime in the meantime!

  4. Congrats!!! That’s fantastic! I just started reading a book I’ve been sitting on way too long (Jesus Land) and it’s rebirthed the whole “man, I love reading” thing.

  5. I didn’t partake in donut day, but I WANTED TO!! I just didn’t feel like making any, and well..there aren’t any dairy free donuts around me that I know of! OWELL next time I am in Seattle I will more than make up for it haha. CONGRATULATIONS on your teaching news!! You did it!!

    1. Thanks Brittany!! And yes- partake the next time you are in Seattle and then make sure you Instagram a picture/blog about it so I know where to go for good donuts next time I’m in Seattle! Gosh I love that city (I know I’ve told you that before but I’ll say it again 🙂 )

    1. I really liked a lot of what the book had to say but Mika’s story was a bit frustrating at times. I could even relate to a lot of what she was describing but she still seemed a bit too full of herself at times. Maybe it’s the Hollywood/celebrity thing…

  6. Congrats on your teaching license! What a huge accomplishment. I forgot about National Donut Day and didn’t indulge! Must remedy that this weekend… 😉

      1. Di, I had the donut to END ALL DONUTS. I wish I was exaggerating. It was at Bonnaroo, and it was from this stand called “Amish Baking Company.” It was glazed. It was the size of my face. It was warm. I’m still thinking about it, two days later. It was perfection.

  7. Congrats on your teaching license! Are you confident you’ll find a teaching position?
    My maid of honor has a degree in English and her teaching credential, but she has not been able to find a job in years. It’s very competitive here.

    1. Thanks Kelli! At this point, I’m not super confident in finding a position. I feel like most jobs were posted at the beginning of May and are probably filled already; however, I may have a possible job opportunity at ECOT (an online school in Ohio.) If I don’t pursue teaching in the fall, I’ll nanny for one more year and start searching for the following fall! It’s pretty competitive here, as well. 😦

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