For the First Time in Forever
I mean, my office is in a castle. I teach in a carriage house. I spend my days teaching teenage girls about God's grace at work in their lives...and get paid to do it! I just spent a weekend with the service group leaders from my school having amazing conversations with inspirational young women who I have no doubt will set the world on fire in their own unique ways. I get to plan retreats and service experiences to bring a little light into the darker corners of Baltimore and expose my students to the idea that a world so vastly different from their own exists just a short 15-minute drive away. I'm celebrating the one-year anniversary of moving into my own apartment...and NOT having to move again for the first time in several years. And then last weekend, I got to walk around the Expo I described as a fairy tale a year ago as an official blogger. Seriously, I think I've uttered the phrase, "My life is so surreal right now" more in the past month than in all my 28 years combined.
|This is where I work. |
My office window is in the turret on the right...not the window that's lit up in this one, but the one below it.
That sentence doesn't even seem real...
(Photo courtesy of Chris Ferenzi Photography)
|This is the view from my classroom door.|
This is what happens when you teach in a Carriage House...
Now, many of you know that I deemed 2014 the Year of Love, and thus have been offering a variety of Love Shout-Outs since January. In an effort to keep with this theme, but not confuse anyone who may be counting, I decided to offer some "Sprinkles of Love" to some of the events, people, and products I found at last weekend's Expo. I will write longer about some in the future...but for now, here is my attempt to share the joy of Secaucus with the masses.
Sprinkles of Love to:
|My little piece of heaven...|
|I had a great time getting to know these lovely ladies!|
|I've only read a few pages of Amy's book and I'm already inspired!|
|THE BEFORE PHOTO|
I think I watched these 2 during the presentation more than the cooking tips...
|THE AFTER PHOTO:|
So much joy! And a gluten-free cupcake!
(She has Celiac...he does not; Love can conquer all!)
|My loot from the weekend!|
|Family Fun at the Expo! You know you want to join us next year!!|