My summer is coming to end, and I will be returning to work next week. I am very blessed to have a job, so don't think I am complaining. I had a glorious summer, have traveled, laughed, and spent time with my family. I have been teaching for about nine years, and although I would consider myself a really good teacher my heart does not love it as it once did before. I find it harder and harder to return to work after the beautiful summers that I have. I am not sure what direction my life is taking, but I know that I am not the same woman I was when I first started teaching or even a year ago. I want more for my life, but I am not quite sure what that is. Until I do have that epiphany, I will trust the bible verse that says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3: 5-6)." That is all I can really do until I move into the next phase of life, whatever that may be. These pictures from my vacation really represent my life and how I am feeling right now. Everything is not perfect, or how I would like it to be, but I am feeling so free. I am more creative, more tolerant, more loving, and I am learning more about myself everyday. I trust and believe in my abilities and talents. God gives us the gift of life, and now I am trying to appreciate that gift more than I ever did before.