Summer Update: Life
Hi friends and family! I promise we’re still here and still plan to use this blog to share house and life updates, along with whatever else may pop up. A few life updates during our hiatus:
I transitioned from 30 to 40 hours with my grant management/program development position in April. We had a very full spring and early summer juggling an abnormal amount of deadlines, but things have slowed down. I am still teaching ESL occasionally, but am mostly focused on the remote work.
Jordan notified the church that he’d be stepping down from the worship leader position he’s held since April 2017 (pre-wedding!) at the end of August. We have valued our time there, but are looking forward to attending church as a married couple without staff obligations, and establishing community closer to home.
On the side, Jordan started helping a friend establish his own house flipping business. Even though it’s only a few hours a week, Jordan is enjoying dipping his toes in a pool we’re both interested in swimming in.
Jordan ALSO got a new job starting this month. He’ll be working as a commercial property manager for a company in downtown Fort Worth, and we are so excited!! The Lord totally showed up in the way of a text message from a friend just as we were starting to ask what was next for Jordan professionally. It’s a shift from his current position of three years, and we are excited to see how he grows and is challenged.
We celebrated two years of marriage on June 25th and enjoyed some time away in the Smoky Mountains. I simultaneously can barely remember not being married AND feel like a total newbie at the whole thing.
Tumnus is closing in on his (estimated) first birthday, and showing it. Over 60lbs, and taller everyday. Lucy can easily walk underneath him and is outweighed by 10+ pounds.
After some health issues earlier this spring, I needed to make some lifestyle changes. One of those was to start kickboxing! I’m attending a martial arts academy here in Fort Worth, and feel stronger and scarier after each class ;)
Jordan celebrated his 37th birthday last week. We celebrated with a vintage bike and Korean food.
Even in the midst of several transitions, overall the last few months have been a quiet and somewhat isolated season as we dig deep into our marriage and our own individual identities and walks with Jesus. It’s been rocky in places, and glorious in others. I sense another season of spiritual transition on the horizon, but want to keep taking it step by step and breath by breath. My hope is that this transition will manifest in some writing that will be shared here.