Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gotham half-marathon-ing and apartment hunting

Hey, everyone!  Just a brief update on the major details of my life right now:

I ran 9.53 miles today without stopping, a feat I would have heretofore considered impossible.  If you haven't heard, I am running a half-marathon on April 2.  The New York 13.1 is in just two weeks, and I've been training hard and raising monetary support to help World Vision build wells in Africa.  My goal is $650.  Every dollar counts, and your support helps me to run even when I don't want to (serious!), so please give if you can.  You can make a tax-deductible donation here.  Special thanks to Luis, Bernie, the Hatfields, and Mama for their early show of support. :) You guys rock.

Laura and I are still looking for an apartment and navigating the messy, paperwork-logged swamp that is the New York real estate market.  Prayers for patience, lessened stress, and providence would be SO wonderful.

The audition scene is rough now.  Some days are long, and some are short, but I'm not being seen either way.  I'm going to keep my chin up and keep on keepin' on.  Just know that I probably won't have exciting news on that front until competition with the union lessons up a little (hopefully this summer when more folks are out of town).

God continues to be so good in my life.  He has brought wonderful friends--old and new--into my life, and I've had a bit of breathing space lately to step back from nannying, get out of the city, and even vacation a little.  I visited Vermont for the first time earlier this month.  I also have a jaunt to Washington, D.C. planned for next weekend and a trip to Maine (planned on a whim!) scheduled for next month.

I love you guys.  Thanks so much for keeping up with me.  Your love, encouraging words, prayers, and positive thoughts are a huge support, and I don't take them for granted!

Hopefully, I'll have more exciting news for you soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the start of spring.  I can already see things starting to brighten up here, literally and figuratively. :) 


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