Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Lately, I...

-- Have been working way more than usual, even worked over the weekend

-- Have been cooking a lot - love cooking with fall produce!

-- Have been spending way more time with Joel since his schedule has lightened and he     
isn't teaching night classes

-- Have been spending way too much energy thinking about the future. It feels so strange having no clue where we will be living {less than} a year from now {and potentially for good}. 

Joel is working on his dissertation, on which has made significant progress already, and he is beginning the job application process, which just blows my mind.. He has been working on his post-grad for over 5 years now, since before we were married... I've never known him not to be in school! This all feels very surreal. So far, the contenders are Boone (NC), Norfolk, Hartford, Philadelphia, Louisville, Portland and San Francisco, and the list is ever-growing... crazy, right?! Every time I hear of a new university Joel will be applying to, I start researching the town/city and get a little carried away... I'm kind of addicted. I know it's silly and pointless and I want to instead be soaking up what time we have left here. I feel myself beginning to slightly disconnect from the present.. And I don't want to do that. 

I could go on and on about all this but I think that's enough for now. I am sure you will hear much more over the coming months. Are any of you going through a period of uncertianty about the future? I was amazed at how much I resonated with Stacie's recent post.. It's nice to have people to relate to. 

Hope you are having a lovely fall week!


Kelly said...

LOVING the fall produce here, too! Michigan does do fall very well. I would have a hard time if I didn't know where we would settle, too. How exciting, though! An entirely new place to explore! But try to relax about it, you know God has it all figured out already. Easier said than done, I know!

Gingiber said...

Awe, I am glad that I have someone to relate to as well! I feel like I am either obsessing about the future or trying to distract myself from thinking about the future :) I feel ya. Hopefully this time next year we *both* will be living in a new town on new adventures!

Faith said...

Life seems to have a way of always trying to keep us from focusing on the present. Praying through that myself! God is good. I'm sure you'll love whenever you end up, but I got a little excited when I saw Philly on the list! Not too far from me.