Lots of news around here, exciting stuff, so I love it.
1) I think I have a new job. I say I think because I am still ironing out a few details, but I hope to be able to tell you next week that I am the Director of Advertising for a major retailer in the Minneapolis area. Nothing gave me greater joy than quitting my current job...I will hugely miss some of the people, and honestly, though it was really hard on my self esteem (I could never find the right fit and always felt like a crazy person because what made sense to me, and seemed important to me, never seemed important to the agency and visa versa) I would do it again simply because of the amazing friends I have made...most of which now work somewhere else anyway.
So you're probably wondering about teaching and pursuing my purpose. I'm still planning on that. I just needed to move on from what I was doing right now and I'd like to move to my next career when I'm feeling on top- and so this job came up- and I think it will allow me to accomplish a few more things before I move on to Sam 2.0.
2) I got my teen mom match! Her name is Martha. She is 18 and has a 2.5 year old little girl. I have my "first date" with her Monday and it may sound ridiculous but I am both so excited and SO NERVOUS. I feel both nervous about being able to be what she needs me to be, and if I'm honest, I also feel nervous about what I am about to learn. I was pretending to give a talk (while driving in my car last night) about my experience in teen mom mentoring (yes i do this sometimes- project what i think i will feel like a year later or so- and yes also i often pretend i am "giving a talk") and in my talk i said something like "If you want to know how to get over yourself- spend time with someone, invest in someone, that has a fraction of the things that you do." And then I was freaked out. Anyway- I'm super excited.
3) Tonight is Davis and Holden's christmas concert. While they both looked adorable last year, Holden cried through the whole thing until Murphy let her sit on her lap (facing away from the audience) and Davis dinked around and messed with the microphone and couldn't stand still and it was really an eye opening moment where I realized that there WAS something different about Davis' ability to focus. So anyway- I feel hopeful and excited tonight because I'm betting that one or both of them will actually do the show. And I can't wait to see. I'll take pictures and videos.
In the meantime, this is what I wake up to most mornings. That kid is relentless. He loves a good snuggle and sneaks in around 4:30 in the morning when we are too out of it to kick him out. He started climbing in on Bennett's side since I've been sick. Davis looks uncomfortable, but judging by his snoring, he was just fine.