A shower, a future, a glimmer of a plan

I’ve gotten a lot of wedding stuff done lately. I’m getting so much done, pretty soon there won’t be anything left to do. And that is a good thing. I’m getting married in five weeks.

My future mother-in-law hosted a shower for me today. It was nice to spend some time with all the women from both sides of Michael’s family. Now I have another load of gifts to haul to Indiana. We’re really going to need a bigger kitchen. We have so many kitchen appliances; he’s already storing the food processor in the linen closet. I hope I’m a good chef. Years of watching Food Network must count for something, right? I’m good at following recipes, but I’m not a pro at creating meals on the fly. I guess that will come with time and practice.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of job I’ll look for in Indiana. People keep asking me what I’m doing. I hate saying I don’t know. I need to figure out how to get my journalism clips together in a good format. None of my professors ever told me how to do that. I have links to my stories online, hard copies and the original pre-publication Word files. When you apply for jobs, they want you to email your clips. I need a digital portfolio. I should have figured this out while I was still at Mizzou. Maybe I can still drive to Columbia sometime and get help with it. I’ve looked at a few regional magazines. I think big-name, major publications intimidate me too much. But I do love to write. Maybe a local or regional magazine would be a good fit.

I’m still interested in teaching, but I don’t know if now is the right time to pursue it. We may not stay in Indiana for very long. Each state has a different teacher certification program. I would hate to start one and then move and have to start all over again. I’d really like to get a job in the church or with a pro-life organization. I know those jobs are out there, but they can be hard to find. I should be looking for a job now, but I’m always either working or wedding planning or trying to spend time with everyone before I move.

It will certainly be interesting to see how things turn out.

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About Nicole

Daughter of God, wife, mother, volunteer youth leader, substitute teacher, aspiring writer, rabbit owner, nature lover. These are some of my titles.
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