I haven't been here since the summer, and a lot has changed. You all know my dad passed away in April, and that was rough. It still is. He was one of my best friends, and I still find myself wanting to pick up the phone to call him. In September, I started teaching middle school, all subjects. For the past five years, I've taught high school English, so it's been a huge change for me. I love my students, and teaching is something I don't think I'll ever get tired of. In December, almost 8 months to the day after losing my dad, my grandfather passed away. It was just awful going back to the same funeral home, the same church, and burying him right next to my dad. It was like losing my dad all over again. I think I'm finally ready to come back to blogging, and hope to be updating regularly again from now on.