On beginnings

Beginning #1 – posting on this blog again.  I am ashamed to admit that my posting has fallen by the wayside as of late… well, the past few months.  So I am going to make a concerted effort to post regularly once more.  I am also working daily on my latest blog (I know… a new one when I can’t keep up with the old???) www.rachelbuckingham.wordpress.com.  This new blog is about beginning #2 which is…

Beginning #2 – China.  You know, the whole nation. 🙂  Ok, not really.  Actually it is about beginning a new life in China and adjusting to the culture.  So far, it is good.  It is hard.  It is overwhelming, and also surprisingly simple.  Some aspects feel so natural; others feel so foreign and alien that I have trouble even comprehending them.

Beginning #3 – a new career.  Yup.  I have started all over once again.  After graduation, it wasn’t grad school like I had anticipated.  It was being a secretary at the Language Company-Bowling Green – an ESL school affliated with BGSU.  Now, I have quit that job to move to China to teach English as a foreign language with my husband, John.  Which brings me to beginning #4…

Beginning #4 – my recent marriage.  Tomorrow is our one month anniversary!  And while I am excited, I am also sad that since I am in China and don’t speak more than 10 words of Mandarin, I have no idea how to celebrate or make our day special.  Aside from that however, marriage is spectacular.  Yes, it is work and it is hard and frustrating at times.  But it is so good.  My husband loves me, and he loves God more than me, which is fabulous!  We are growing together and going on adventures.  We are pursuing our dreams!  I feel loved and supported and encouraged every single day!  I am so blessed to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.  🙂

Beginning #5 – this is kind of an old beginning, but still more recent than my last post… oops.  Graduation.  I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B. A. in English Literature (and a 3.45 GPA that just barely kept me from graduating with honors. :()  Real life began quickly since I started my secretary job two days before graduating.  Ohhhh… and I was proposed to (and said yes!) one week after graduation.  When it rains, it pours I suppose.  Or maybe the more appropriate saying is that life comes at you fast.

So yeah… lots of beginnings and changes in my life.  Keep checking back for updates!