Welp, my first "book" is finished. I closed my school books and I graduated college. About 3oish days later, I closed my single book and got married. I am no longer a student; I am a professional. I am no longer a single gal; I am a married woman. I am no longer Miss Botma. I am Mrs. Chew. (Boy, that is going to be hard for me to get used to.) It's been a summer full of changes.
I've officially been married for 16 days. Ten days after Hubs and I got married, I had to leave for 4 nights to go on a youth conference. Even though we spent all of our dating relationship apart, it was still hard for me to leave him so quickly after the wedding. I missed him a lot while I was away, and I am very happy to back home to my hubs, even if he is a little messy.
Lately I've been struggling with purpose and motivation. I'm so used to doing huge, life-changing things over the summer. While getting married is life-changing, it's not the same type of life-changing that I've grown accustomed to the past few years. Hubs and I have both talked about how much we miss working at SpringHill. We miss the community. We miss the campers. We miss serving at one of the most God centered places on earth. We both miss being a part of God's awesome plan at SpringHill. Of course I know that God still has a plan for me and us. It's just hard to believe that He is actually using me when my day consists of cooking, cleaning, working out, running errands, and writing wedding thank you cards.
I am excited to actually get on our feet. Right now I feel like I am in transit. I can't settle down where we living because I know we're moving out in four weeks. I can't settle at our next home because it's my parents' house. I can't settle at our home in Missouri because we will only be there for 5 months. I feel like a nomad. I am excited to settle down somewhere and make friends. I am excited to find a teaching job. I am excited to have our own home that I can decorate and organize. I just have to be patient for the next few months. It's just so hard sometimes.
I intend to use this blog in many ways. As a military wife, my life will always be a journey and I will always need to reflect. That is the primary way my blog has been and will be used. I would also like to incorporate my hobbies into my blog. I want to learn more about photography and training a puppy. I'd like to write about books I've read, recipes I've tried, and crafts I've attempted. I hope to use this blog for all of those things.
Okay. Let's begin this next journey...together.