It is offical, I start school on May 28th to get my teaching certification. It is hard for me to believe that I have been in Georgia now for over a year. If things had gone my way, this update would be saying that I'm moving back to Tampa. That wasn't meant to be though, things didn't go the way I planned and in someways that is a good thing. I really feel called to teaching, even though 10 years ago I said I would never teach again, and know that this is the right thing for me.
With all of that said though, it has been hard. All of my stuff has been in storage for the past year. With the decission to stay in Georgia to get my certification I realized that I will be here for at least 6 years. It will take me two years to get my certification and then because of a grant that I will be getting to pay for school I will have to teach in Georgia for 4 years. At least while I'm in school I will be staying with Mom, Dad & Grandma. They still need the help, and so do I. I have tried doing school, working full-time and living on my own and it is very hard. So since they don't mind me staying (Mom & Dad have gone so far as to say I can't ever move out :-)), I will humbly accept their help and stay put. Because of this I have decided to sell all of my furniture that I had in Florida. It is not practical for me to keep it in storage. The storage unit cost too much and the wood furniture doesn't like being exposed to all of the weather changed since my unit is not climate controlled. One day I realized that even if I kept everything that by the time I could use it again it would all be worthless anyway. While going though everything though I felt the tears coming. I know this might sound child-like, but I didn't want to get rid of MY stuff. It was the first things that I had on my own, and getting rid of it just hurt.
Now it is time to move forward though. Cartersville is becoming more and more like home, I have found a great church family that I love and have made some awsome friends, not to mention the fact that I'm back with my family. I still can't believe how much as changed in a year. To all of my blog friends who still stop by here, thank you for your contanst friendship though all of the changes.