Hello my readers! Someone recently alerted me to the fact that I should update my blog, and I realized I hadn’t posted in almost a year. A lot has happened since I arrived back home from Israel last August…
First, I am in full time school. That started last October. I took a few CLEP exams and tested out of a few college credits and in the meantime switched from English, to History, and finally to Math as my main focus. If you ever want help with taking a CLEP exam, let me know. I passed seven CLEP exams in seven weeks, earning 24 credits in that time frame. I can tell you anything and everything you need to know about taking a CLEP exam.
In January I enrolled in four classes at Pima Community College, Writing 101, and 102 (both half-semester fast-paced classes), Intro to Chemistry, and Pre-Calculus. This semester further reinforced the idea that I should NOT be an English major. I don’t mind writing when I have to, but seriously, why spend so much brain energy on typing out a 1500 word paper when you could relax your mind with graphing a hyperbola, solving a matrix, or proving trigonometric identities? I do indeed enjoy math and I am finding I also really love chemistry.
I passed all my classes with the spring semester ending mid May and my summer has now begun. This past year I’ve continued working as a nanny for the same wonderful family, now completing my second year with them. I love those two boys very dearly and often refer to them as “my” boys. This summer will be filled with swim practice, swimming for fun and Monopoly and Clue with my boys.
Last fall I started my own competitive jump rope team, called the Rattlesnake Ropers. I have been in love with the sport of jump rope since I was 7 years old and I am so happy to be back in the sport full time, this time around as the coach. In March I took my team (at the time consisting of four jumpers including myself) to our Regional tournament which happened to be right here in Tucson. We qualified in many events and are now training for Nationals, which is at the end of June, in Long Beach, California. I’ll have more blog posts coming soon with pictures and details of the Regional competition.
Last March my family participated in the U of A triathlon, making two relay teams. My dad, and my two taller brothers made up one team, naming themselves the Avengers, while my sister and I and our littlest brother made the other team, with the name of The Hobbits. We had a great time training together and competing against each other. It was classic, The Hobbits beat The Avengers!
This summer my littlest brother and I are doing the full triathlon by ourselves. He is doing the youth distance and I am doing the sprint distance tri, the same one I did last summer. There will probably be a post on this event later this month.
So, that was the quick version update of the last year of my life. Keep watching for a few more posts that give more details, particularly about my jump rope adventures!
God has blessed me this past year in so many ways. Life is not always easy nor straight forward, but knowing I can rest assured that the Creator of the Universe cares for me, gives me a peace that nothing else will. I pray that God receives the glory and honor for everything I put my hand to.
Soli Deo gloria!