I haven’t updated this blog much, lately, and that’s due to feeling that not much of note has happened, to interest anyone. And while the last year has been quite life changing, since leaving Mexico for Texas, and then leaving Texas for the Pacific Northwest, much of it involved personal matters that I chose to keep private. I’ve thought often about this blog, and what the purpose of it is, and whether or not I wanted to continue it, at all. I still get emails and comments, occasionally, but most of my information and stories regarding Mexico are now old news. The director was fired, and someone new hired. My former students are now a year and a half older and moving on with their lives. I keep in touch with them through facebook and instagram. My cherished former co-workers have all moved on, most for better, and have new jobs in other parts of Mexico. My students from Venus are now graduating and going off to college. The minutes, the hours- they continue to rush over one another, tumbling towards an unknown, and the past becomes a hazy recollection of memories, some sweetened with milky rose-colored glasses, and others bittered by regret, and hindsight. But what all of those memories have in common is that they are in the past, and that’s where they will remain, rightly so. We live, we learn. We move on, things change, for better, for worse.
And speaking of things changing, for better…I have news that I wanted to share. Caden and I are now a family of three, as I got married on June 15th.
Jon lives in Germany, and we are joining him overseas in August. Thinking about our upcoming move and the many adventures that await really prompted me to reconsider writing more, and keep my travel blog going. We will be over there for 3 years, or at least that is the plan. And I’m going to attempt to blog about it, and post pictures, for those of you who are interested, and just keep an account of our crazy life, so that when I’m elderly, I wont have to try so hard to remember what we did, and where we went.
Right now, I’m writing this from 30,000 feet in the air, flying back to Washington after a week spent in Texas, visiting my family and meeting my new family. I’m headed back to Port Angeles to wrap up the last six weeks we’ll have there. There’s much to do- packing, organizing, saying the 'see you laters' and what have you. So I will end this for now, but check back for updates.