Thursday, August 1, 2013

Goodbyes & Hellos

Nestful of LOve

So, I really shouldn't be blogging more than once today, 
but when I saw this "Hello, Goodbye" link up- I couldn't pass it up. 

Since coming back to Costa Rica, there have been a lot of hellos & goodbyes...

I'm starting with my goodbyes first because they're always the hardest!

Goodbye July- hello August!!!
Goodbye late sunsets, hello early sunrises.

Goodbye Honda CRV, hello buses & bicycles.
Goodbye Georgia rain, hello- oh wait Costa Rican rainy season.

Goodbye friends & family, hello to the students who become my family!
Goodbye wedding planning, hello lesson planning!
Goodbye Chick-fil-a, hello rice, beans, & patacones.

Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day, no shame.
Goodbye sleepovers in Athens, hello sleepovers in hostels.

Goodbye swimming pool fun, hello beach time on the Caribbean!  
Goodbye twin sized bed, hello queen sized bed!!!
Goodbye American Dollar, hello Costa Rican Colones.

Goodbye procrastination, hello organization.

Goodbye Suzanne (tears), 

hello Ashely (smiles)!

Goodbye staying out late with my 
beloved-to-be, hello FaceTime.

Goodbye good intentions, hello reality.
Goodbye familiar, hello opportunity. 
Goodbye July, hello August.


  1. you are so brave and adventurous, holy smokes.

    i can't wait to follow along on your journey! :)

    1. Thanks Erin! It definitely took a lot of courage, but fortunately I have some great encouragers in my life! Hope to hear more from you.

  2. What a fun post! I'm excited to learn more about your life as a teacher in Costa Rica!

    1. Thanks Leigh Anne. Every day is an adventure! :)

  3. Thanks so much for linking up with me!! (Sorry I'm just now getting around to commenting!) You have had a lot of changes. How cool you are in Costa Rica! What an amazing experience!


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