I promised a big update with my last post, so here it is.
WE ARE MOVING BACK TO MINNESOTA!
Tim was recently hired by a small university close to our old home and we are frantically planning and organizing a move for this summer. Actually, we are picking up a truck 7 weeks from today. We will caravan our way back and then spend a few weeks with my parents, head to Tae Kwon Do World Tournament of Championships (someone who's name has already been mentioned in connection with this paragraph qualified in third place at the end of regular season competition), and organize our living situation for fall. Tim will also be doing some adjunct work over the summer, which should help him settle in at the university.
As if moving and qualifying for Worlds isn't enough exciting news for one blog post, I'm also beginning a little adventure of my own. Starting this month, I am working towards my Master's Degree in Instructional Design. This is exciting for a couple reasons. First of all, it will give me to "creds" to go with all of my experience when it comes to consulting, writing, and mentoring (all things I have done intermittently for the past 5 years since I stopped working outside the home). It is also exciting for my blog readers, but you will have to wait a little longer to hear exactly how. Look for more information this summer on how you will all be a part of my program.
As we wrap up life in Utah, I am finding myself a little sadder than I thought I would be. We have grown as a family here and met some really amazing people. I can't believe that our time with them is so short. Within a few days of accepting the new position, we were already doing "lasts" such as our last tournament with our tae kwon do family here. It is a bittersweet time for sure!
Look for several posts in the next week or two updating you on some other family things and sharing some posts that I have had planned (but not written) for a while now. Then expect a bit of a blogging break as we wander our way eastward and start to settle in!