Thursday, July 31, 2014

A day of endings

Wednesday, July 30th, was a big day for the Reddish household. Many things came to an end for us. 

-Matt finished the bar exam. Fingers crossed for excellent results in September! I know he did great :) 

-I started work, which officially meant the end of my summer. The good news is that I really like the other teachers I met at orientation who will be working at my school! 

-Matt and I finally finished watching the series West Wing. It's been many months that we have spent watching the show, and it was fun to see it end at a natural stopping point. The show changed so much over the seven or eight years it was on, so if you want to watch, know it is a little boring at the beginning. We are used to so much action now, and this show doesn't really have all that much of it. But it is great! So long, Jed Bartlett and crew! 

The school year is now upon me, and there are so many differences about the new district I am working in. It will take some getting used to, but I am keeping an open mind. Matt and I had one last hurrah by staying in Downtown Nashville for two nights. I always love spending time with him wherever we are. 

I hope everyone is well! We are looking forward to a fall full of traveling and visiting friends and family. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

More New Days


It has been a long time since I have written here. Matt and I have had a lot of changes and events going on. I'll try to sum them up and then maybe keep this more regularly now that things are settling down.

In May, Matt graduated from the University of Missouri Law School. I have so many emotions about this momentous occasion. I am very proud of him and know he will continue to do great things with his career! Many people came in to celebrate with us, including his family, my parents, his Grandpa and Aunt Jeri, and Glenn, Nancy and Rachael. We shared many meals and some champagne toasts. It was the most lovely time!

During that month, everything seemed to change in our life. We left the place where I started this blog, our original new beginning, to come back "home". We changed from being a family with someone in college and the other working, which we have been for the last four years. We moved into Matt's parents house, leaving some of our own space behind. We left what really feels now like our town-a place that was our own outside of our families. We left friends and what was an amazing job for me at a great school where I could have really built a career. It brings tears to my eyes now thinking of it.

I am so grateful for the time Matt and I spent in Columbia. We grew to love and trust each other more there. We learned to rely on each other to get through difficult times.  We laughed and traveled and saw new things and so much more. We are looking forward to finding our place here in Tennessee again. I have a job working with 9th and 10th graders, and we are getting things situated to eventually buy a home and start a family. But those things are still for another time yet; different new days.

Cheers to the memories, Missouri.