We are nearing the end of NaBloPoMo, and you can tell I am running out of things to write about. I never realized how hard it would be to blog about life every. single. day. Sure, there are plenty of events happening, but they aren't always exciting enough to write about, so it's been a challenge to think of a topic every single day. The last couple of days were particularly difficult because I was sidelined with the stomach flu, too. But I think I'm finally on the mend.
A couple of moving updates: we signed the lease on our apartment, and we move in a week from today. We also have a closing date on the house (Wednesday). And the best news of all is that I was offered the job I wanted. I'm very excited about this new opportunity. It's a perfect combination of my education and publishing experience, but it focuses on a completely different area of expertise (law), which I'm excited to learn about. The only thing that's left to tackle is child care, but I have more tours scheduled for the first week we're there. My hope is to make a decision in the first couple of days so that I have time to transition her into a place before I start work the following week.
I'm surprisingly less overwhelmed now than I was before, despite everything we have ahead of us. I'm getting excited about settling into our new place and, once we are completely unpacked, exploring our new city. I'm looking forward to living close to my brother, too. Though we are six years apart in age, we've grown especially close as he's gotten older and he and Joey have a great relationship, as well. It will be nice to have family in the city, and I think that he feels the same way -- or maybe he will after he helps us put together furniture!
Our last week in Orlando will be spent with family and friends, wrapping up work (for me, at least), and celebrating the holiday. Seems fitting that everything is taking place on Thanksgiving week: the closing of our house, our move, and the one-year anniversary of our "family" day. Which brings me to my last thought for this post. Today just so happens to be National Adoption Day. This is a day when thousands of families come together in court to finalize their adoptions, and it takes place each year during November during National Adoption Month.
Please take a moment today and think about all of those families and individuals who've been affected by adoption in some way. The adoptees. The waiting children. The adoptive parents. And, in particular, birth families. To learn more about National Adoption Day, visit their website or check out Twitter to see if there are any National Adoption Day events taking place in your area.