Hi friends! A few days ago, I posted a poll on Twitter and Insta asking if you all like to read life updates, and every single one of you (who voted) said yes. And naturally I got so excited!!
I love these blog types where I just get to type and don’t have to edit much because it’s super casual. So, enjoy my ramblings and tiny autobiography. 😉
(PS- Comment below what you’re up to! I love hearing from my readers! & Read until the end, because I need your input!)Here's my life update! Come tell me yours! Click To Tweet
LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM
This year, I’ve been busy working away at my new job: student teaching in a middle school. I’m working in a Spanish/French classroom with a wonderful mentor teacher, and I honestly love it to death. Although I only teach Spanish, I’ve still gotten so much experience and practice in the last few months. Sometimes, I kinda cringe thinking of how I taught this time last year! (But it’s also so cool.)
Everyday is a struggle and it’s insanity when every student is coming up to you at once, asking you questions, but there’s also something so fun about that. I love fast-paced environments where you’re multitasking and constantly challenging yourself to be better—and that’s exactly what this job is.
I won’t lie, I struggle with critiques personally, but I told myself coming into this year that I’d try and throw that out the window. I know I’m not going to get anywhere if I don’t respect what other people are saying. Honestly, that mindset has helped me more than anything else this year. When you learn to humble yourself, respect and really listen to what others say; it’s so helpful.
Of course, I try to take everything I hear with a grain of salt, but it’s still beneficial nonetheless.
I’ve also been putting a bigger emphasis on going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I do what I can with the time I have and I don’t get mad at myself if I can’t make it one day. Finding balance is hard, but I’m slowly learning how to do it.Amanda needs your input! Visit her latest blog post!! 🙂 Click To Tweet
HELLO, CREATIVITY & NEW DREAMS
This year though, more than anything, has changed my passions (or shone a flashlight on them). I love teaching more than I would’ve thought I would, but my heart is also pulling me in another direction. Recently, I’ve felt a huge push toward my creative side. I’ve always loved writing and doodling, but kinda threw those things away for a long time (too long).
Now, it’s like it’s like a disease I can’t get rid of. I’m feeling completely called to blogging and what I can do for my audience. Every day, I’m thinking about what I can do to better it and how I can better gear my blog posts toward what my specific audience wants to hear.
I also found a creative outlet in hand lettering. I’ve been teaching it to myself over the past few months and find it’s such a big stress reliever. Whether that’ll become an actual job or just a hobby in the future–I’ve got no idea.
All I know is that I want to write. And I want to do it all the time. It doesn’t matter how. It doesn’t matter when. I just want to do it, and I want people to see God through it. If I can help just one person, that’s always the dream.
I can’t believe what’s happened with making blogging friends and growing my platform this past year, but there’s so much more I want to accomplish that I haven’t yet. I’m currently praying like crazy for a little direction in this life, because I have no idea.
Will I be a full-time Spanish teacher in five years? Or will I be a full-time stay-at-home blogger? Both sound amazing, but it’s a huge split in my heart as to where I’ll actually end up.
Okay, so these thoughts probably make no sense but does anyone else feel this way? I cannot be the only one!What am I doing with my life? Life update. Click To Tweet
I NEED YOUR HELP!
Also, I’m looking for input on two things I’d love to implement on my blog soon:
- I want to start up a Facebook page for twenty-somethings who are trying to figure out life, along with following their faith (Catholic or Christian!) There’s so much I want to be able to talk about with girls who are going through what I am, and I know we could all benefit so much from having a safe place to come to do that. I’d love to add a mini, weekly, bible study to it as well! Please comment if you’re interested.
- I also want to start incorporating more guest posts and interviews on my blog. I love talking about life advice and faith advice, but I have so many awesome friends who have different & wonderful things to say too. Their voices aren’t the same as mine, and that’s why they’re so necessary to hear. I’d love to get them on here to talk about “hot topics” of problems twenty-something, millennial, Christian/Catholic ladies are facing today. Once again, comment below if it’s something you’d like to see!
Alright, enough about me. All-in-all, guys, my life is fine and I’m in such a stage of learning and growing. I’m so thankful. So….how are all of you? Do you have questions you don’t know how to answer? Do you need advice? Do you just wanna talk and become friends? Or do you wanna tell me about all your awesome wins in life? Comment it below or find my “contact me” page and shoot me an e-mail. I’d love to talk!
See ya Sunday for a regularly-scheduled blog post. 🙂