out with the old…

2010 was a hard year for my family.  I can’t say it was the worst year of my life because really, it wasn’t awful. Just, HARD…

Losing both my grandfathers, lots of cancers + injuries of family + friends, no job prospects for the first 9 months of the year, etc.  Doesn’t make for the best year, to say the least.



But, there were several things that redeemed this year.  First of all, I started this blog.  What started as a fun little project has become a new passion.  I love this blog and I hope that the few of you who read it enjoy it too.














Although I started off the year without a job and several interviews with no job outcome, I did finally receive a phone call about a job that I absolutely love!  Sure, it’s not exactly the ideal job I have been looking for, but I love what I do, I love the people I work with, and I absolutely adore the kids at my school.


Throughout my summer with no job outlook + a very ill grandfather, running is what saved my sanity.  Training for + running the Chicago Marathon was one of the greatest experiences of my life.  I don’t regret a single mile logged and it helped me fall back in love with the sport of running.  And believe me, I plan on running Chicago and a few more marathons in the future, just not anytime soon!








So, even though the year was tough, it helps to look at the positive things that did happen to put a better perspective on life.  The year is coming to an end, but I have so many amazing things to look forward to already in the New Year.

Stay tuned for “In With The New”…


  1. Awesome job! I know something good will come to you with this new year and running back into your life! Good luck

  2. so glad you stopped by my blog! Definitely going to be reading yours now, esp bc i LOVE frozen custard :) this is crazy but i think i've met you before...did you go to Truman?