Monday, May 24, 2010


Well in the month since I have posted last I have closed the aforementioned daycare I was running out of may apartment, accepted another job the God just handed me on a silver platter and moved five hours away from Athens, to St. Simons. I'm also trying out this mobile blog stuff...MAYBE you'll get more updates :)

I decided that home daycares are meant to be run out of homes. Not apartments. And I've decided there are a few things I need before I will attempt to run Pure Light Preschool again. #1 a house, #2 a child or two of my own and #3 a fenced in yard. Otherwise I have it all and I really do think that it will be my dream job someday when the conditions are right.

I've know forever that I pretty much adore the beach. Well that has been reaffirmed year after year after year and so I began looking online to see what jobs I would do if I moved there. I didn't look for openings, just looked at what there was. I saw a center that I had never heard of but that I knew someone, a friend of a friend who worked around there. I mentioned it to my friend who mentioned it to her friend who asked her father about it...who told me they had JUST lost their assistant director. This was on a Thursday. I called the next day and spoke with the director, by Tuesday I'd submitted my resume, a week later she contacted me, we met in Atlanta shortly after that and I visited the area the next week. From the day I found out that I officially got the job I had 10 days to move...and exactly 4 weeks from the day I heard about this job I spent my last night in Athens.

Ashley and I left SSI on a Thursday, I was consumed by wedding festivities for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on Monday I began packing to move...on Friday. I had less than 2 weeks to say good-bye. To say good-bye to the area I had lived since I was 6. I have never lived more than 45 minutes from home. I have never been more than 2 hours away from any of my friends or the people I love... and now I am.

But it is a new adventure. I think that I had known this time was coming for awhile. I am positive that God was making me ready because I would never have been willing to do something like this otherwise.

But like I said, I am ready for something new, and it could be fun...and if it is not, hey, I still live at the beach!


  1. so proud of you Ray! and I WILL be visiting you sometime. Beach + BFF = happy Stine

  2. I am so proud of you too and I can't wait to see pics of your new home (and the beach)! Update on the, there is no update. They are sitting on my porch looking exactly the same as when you last saw them. :) No time to re-plant yet, but soon!!

  3. I am so excited for you! I am leaving, it is going to be great to catch up with you as we both live our lives away from everything we have known!! I am the same way as you...about to leave and move to Maryland...with a job that totally landed in my it and so excited for you!!! Love you!!!

  4. Wow, Catherine!
    So excited for you!