A Life Lately Post

It's kind of odd how I feel like I bare a lot of my soul on this blog, but rarely do I actually talk about the mundane, day-to-day activities that make up my existence. I figured a "life lately" post was a good idea to remedy this. So here goes...


Chuck is wonderful, as per usual. Recently, he began working a new shift so our schedules are much more closely aligned. This means, not only do we finally get to eat dinner together and go to bed together, but we've begun carpooling some mornings which saves us a ton of money on gas!

I'm intentional about not discussing work specifics on my blog. But suffice it to say, that I love my job. I've been working here for a little over three months now. I love the people I work with, I love the organization I work for and I love that I'm damn good at what I do. Non-profit work is definitely my calling.


Because I despise winter and am in full-on hibernation mode, I've been pretty reclusive lately. Which is just fine by me. I've set a 2014 Reading Challenge of 30 books on Goodreads and am content to spend my evenings and weekends curled up in bed with a good read. Life doesn't get more simple and wonderful than that!


As I mentioned a few posts ago, Chuck and I just made the final payment on one of my grad school loans. Excitement is an understatement. We are so looking forward to having an additional $400/month to put in our savings. We've got big hopes for a king-sized bed, a great summer vacation and eventually a house of our own. Oh yeah, and paying off more of our debt would be pretty great too!


Over dinner last night, Chuck and I once again brought up again the topic of whether we'll put down roots in his hometown or if we'll move closer to our jobs in the big city. As much as I love the idea of a shorter commute, and proximity to city life (i.e. Target!), I admitted to him that I really can't picture not living in our current small town abode. I've really grown to love our house, too and I'm content to just stay put for awhile!

Life is pretty easy-breezy at the moment and that's just fine by me!


  1. What a blessing to love your job! :) And hollah for making a final payment on a loan! So awesome! :)

  2. Simple post. LOVE IT!!!! And congrats on making your final payment! Lord knows how many I have left, I'd rather not look. :)

  3. Paying off loans feels great! Congrats.