After starting back to work life got a little crazy! I was planning on updating the blog regularly but then I just felt too busy to update. Once I had missed a month then it was like "well I missed a month, what's another day". Bad thinking in my opinion lol. So anyway, I'm going to actively make an effort to update at least once a week because things are about to get rolling. Here are some updates from the past few months...
Work: Work has been going GREAT! I love my students, I love the staff I work with, I love the community I get to live in. I feel so fortunate that this gets to be my life now. It has been crazy busy though. My life revolves around work right now. It feels like I'm a first year teacher again, possibly even worse because I've never taught in a public board before. There is a lot more paperwork to do and I'm just not used to it. Plus because I teach kindergarten it's not as simple as just opening a textbook and teaching from that. It will be totally worth it though because the investment I'm making right now will be setting me up for future years to be a lot easier and less stressful.
Finances: I borrowed money from my brother in the summer to help with the move and to help with some other expenses since I did not receive an income during the summer. I was on a temporary contract so when that ended at the end of June so did my income. My first pay from my new job wasn't until the end of September so it was a long drought lol. Thankfully I've been able to cut a lot of my expenses and he will be fully paid off by the end of this week. That means that my next pay (I get paid monthly) can start helping with agency fees.
Adoption: I have almost all my adoption paperwork for my homestudy completed. I'm just waiting for my pay next month to send it all in. Once that happens the ball will officially be moving. I'm kind of nervous but also excited. Last time I did adoption paperwork it ended in heartache. Again I'm getting excited and feeling like "this is finally it" but then also scared that it will end the same. Being international adoption there is no reason for it to. There are so many little girls in India right now that are waiting for homes that I can't see any reason that I won't be bringing one home. There are two I'm in love with right now that I won't be bringing home though. I am the Christmas warrior for the one and the other one I just really want to see her get a forever family.
Advocacy: Above I mentioned two little girls. If you would like more information about them please check out their profiles and you can inquire there. Also feel free to ask me questions :)
Hailey is a little girl with Down syndrome. She is not even two yet! I don't have any info beyond that but I am her Christmas warrior so please also donate if you can to her grant.
I am totally in love with Chloe! If this was my second adoption and not my first I would be making plans to make her my daughter. I have seen pictures and videos of her and she is the sweetest little girl. She is six years old (almost seven). She is blind but is so incredibility capable. She loves to sing, her English is amazing, and she will make a great daughter!
I am 30, single, vegan, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!