I recently deleted like 2,000 photos off my phone, but here are a few of the happy ones left
  1. This picture is somewhere in middle America. It's from when I drove from San Antonio to Chicago, full of hope and no clue what was about to hit me. Best decision I've made yet
  2. This is a picture my dad took. We had a dog growing up named Ace who loved to play in the creek by our house. When they re-paved my dad took him down and put his paw in the wet cement. It's nice that it's still there, even if Ace isn't.
  3. Lollapalooza 2014. I had been in Chicago for about a month and didn't have any friends yet, so I went alone. Ate veggie burgers and drank beer on a blanket while The Temper Trap played.
  4. My parents the first time they visited Chicago. My dad immediately fell asleep on the el, what a local.
  5. First ever day of school as a teacher. I was so scared and clueless. What a learning curve
  6. The very first time this student ever understood and completed a math problem on his own.
  7. 6th street- Austin, Texas. An impromptu trip because flights were $80 round trip.
  8. Camping at Kettle Moraine park in Wisconsin. Although the highlight of this trip for me was stopping at Mars Cheese Castle and consuming more dairy than one ever should.
  9. The closest IKEA to Chicago is in the burbs so a bunch of no car city slickers piled into my car and we furnished an apartment
  10. After almost a year and a half, my Chicago family.