September 24th. I love it.

It’s been a while friends but life has been crazy.

First up this week, hiking. I love it. This week I was in North Carolina with our 8th grade class hiking in the mountains. We spent two days on the trail and I can’t help but gush about how great my kids did. We hiked 12 miles in two days with no complaining and a lot of bonding. See the views and the stars made it all worth it and sleeping outside with no tent was not a big deal at all. When can I go again?

I love it.

Next up, word games. I love it. To keep ourselves occupied on the trail, the group leader and I told all kinds of riddles and the kids loved it. I also introduced them to “Fanny Dooley” which is such a fun game. I love seeing the kids struggle and then feel so accomplished once they figure the trick out to the game. There is still one riddle that I wouldn’t give up on and it’s driving me crazy! The kids buckled and asked for the answer from our leader, Louie, but I refused to quit and now I hate it! I’ll have to ask the kids tomorrow.

I love it.

Finally, making new friends. I love it. On the trail this week I got to know two great guys that made the experience that much better. They were great with the kids and taught us all a lot. Thank you Dave and Louie!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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September 10th. I love it.

Love, friends.

First up this week, binge reading. I love it. I’ve been sucked into the books I’ve been reading lately and with the start of a new book today, the scene was no different. I woke up, started reading and basically didn’t stop for 4 hours. Then I took a break to shower, clean, and get a pumpkin spice latte, but returned to reading for another 5 hours. I finished the book, in case you were wondering which means I’ve read 48 books so far in 2017. Sometimes I worry about the amount of time I spend reading, thinking that it’s a compulsion to fight off anxiety, but there are worse things I could be doing, right?

I love it.

Next up, writing letters. I love it. I’ve always been a fan of the written word but writing letters to people is always so enjoyable. If you’d like to get a letter from me, let me know. I also like getting letters so feel free to write to me, too!

I love it.

Finally, getting A’s. I love it. I recently started my Master’s degree from BGSU and so far I’ve aced all of my assignments. Woo! Halfway through my first class and I have a feeling the excellence will continue.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.