School started yesterday.
I went to OU and after 5 years of study, I graduated. I loved college and Norman, so I stuck around. I lived in a college town for 16 years. I worked with college students as a career for 9 years. This is the first time that I am not working with college students.
Today I got an email from one of my former students. It made me smile and encouraged me too. But it made me a little sad as well. I do miss my job and my students...and I even miss living in a college town. My identity was very much connected with that unique subgroup of people.
Although I miss it, I am very thankful for this new chapter. I have so many new lessons that I am learning about being a wife. Jacob is my best friend, and we have so much fun together. He makes me laugh, he supports me unconditionally, and he makes me a better version of myself.
I miss you Norman, but this Kansas boy has my heart.