Newly Minted New Englander


On August 21, 2014, I boarded a plane from Charlotte, North Carolina and two hours later found myself in Boston, MA.

Nearly 3 weeks later, and it feels like I’ve been here for years.

Let’s be clear, I’m still very much a newbie to these parts and the learning curve is high…

I mean who knew the green line on the T has four different routes?!

Let’s be serious for a second, more than a year ago, moving to Boston was only in my dreams and I was conjuring up plenty of ways to talk myself out of it.

So much so, that I actually missed the priority deadline for the graduate program I really wanted to be a part of.

Thankfully, God had different ideas and that dream became a reality with my acceptance to said graduate program on June 30, 2014.  What followed were whirlwind weeks of planning, plotting and raising funds to make this dream happened.

And in His perfect clockwork, everything was provided to make this move and in a very short amount of time.  The only thing that I didn’t have in place when my plane landed was employment.

I was content with that because I knew it would be provided when the time was right.

And that it was, exactly 24 hours from my arrival in Boston, I got a job offer.

A job that I never saw on my radar. Which makes it that much more amazing!

I have the honor and privilege of working with children with autism and so far it’s the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my 34 years on this earth.

And yes, the learning curve is high there too.

But the best thing about this whole new adventure so far?

I’m being challenged in so many wonderful ways.  I am pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and explore with no hesitation.

It’s scary and exhilarating at the same time.

And I can’t wait to share more with you.

Things were very quiet in this space while I was busy with the move but they certainly weren’t behind the scenes.

Thank you to Kevin, Shane and Kendall of Peppermint Media for the amazing new blog design.  I was lucky enough to already call these gentlemen great friends and now even more lucky to be a client of theirs.  They surpassed my expectations on all regards and I encourage you to use them for all your marketing and web needs!

Dreams do come true…

If you have followed me on this blog for a while, you know I have had a lot of ups and downs.

My faith has remained strong always but after leaving the teaching field in June, I had to be strong and patient as I waited on the next adventure to be revealed.

I am so thrilled:

So much to do in a very short amount of time! If you have any advice or resources for my big move to Boston, MA I would certainly appreciate it!

Happy Tuesday!