Saturday, December 21, 2013

Life Recently

It's been a while since I've done one of these little updates, so I thought it about time I did another. Here are some things that have been going on lately:




Even though the Litton household has been insanely busy the last couple of months, once it was time to get in the spirit of Christmas we did so fully. We even made a little putz house together and I think it will become a tradition every year. We'll have quite the Christmas village one day. Autumn and Winter are our favorite seasons, so any holidays in there get our full attention.



The main source of my business these past few months are my jobs. I'm a music teacher at one school and a preschool teacher at another (I also teach private voice and piano after school). In addition, this is my first year with the Nashville Symphony Chorus so there's been lots to adjust to. I braved many a cold night to walk the few blocks near Broadway to get to the Schermerhorn (which is why you see me fully bundled in the first picture). Our last performance of the year was Messiah, and let me tell you it was incredible. Some of the most exhausting work I've ever done, but very much worth it.

 The awesome picture of me in the sweater is right before I directed my Pre-K and Kindergarten Christmas program. The Pre-K classes made me the sweater (it matched the ones they wore). I have had the most fun this year dressing like a crazy music teacher. The job is made for me.




Mixed in to the last few months have been times of relaxation and times of illness. 

Tyler and I got to try the new restaurant that opened up down the street and it was fabulous! If anybody is in the 12th South area looking for a nice dinner I highly recommend Josephine.
  
I couldn't resist throwing in a close up of my amazing Remix shoes, because, come on, they are amazing.

On the sickness front I've been sick off and on since October (Geesh, right?). I found out I have a  bacterial infection in my lungs (super great for someone with asthma) similar to pneumonia, but can take months to go away. I've been on rounds on antibiotics, tried to heal naturally, all it seems to no avail, because it keeps coming back. So, as of right now I'm doing as much as I can naturally and taking some prescriptions that will hopefully help me fight this most recent bought off. If you think of it please send some prayers and good vibes my way. 

At the moment we are in AL visiting Ty's family for a few days before heading back up to Nashville to spend actual Christmas with my family. I'm so thankful for this break, for time to heal, relax, and enjoy family. Through these last few months of stress and strain I have been working on finding peace and quiet in my life (not easy when you're naturally a stress maniac). I think I'm finally learning (little by little) how to de-stress and find peace in life. I'm hoping this new year will bring even more progress.

What's been going on in your life lately?

xo,
 Em

8 comments:

  1. Good luck with your lungs! That sucks. I'm sending good vibes your way! On a more cheerful note, you're adorable as a "crazy music teacher", especially in your Christmassy outfit! =)

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  2. Woweeee you have so much going on but thats a good thing! I can only image what a great teacher you are. The little ones must love you! Congrats on all the amazing things happening. Hope you continue to heal :) xox

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  3. Hope you feel better!! Sending lots of good vibes from Denmark:)

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  4. It's so nice to "see" you again in the blogosphere and to read your last few words about learning to de-stress. :) Quite inspirational actually! Hope you feel better soon, best of luck! Hopefully this Christmas break will be just the thing you need. I'm sending lots of good vibes your way :) x

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  5. My goodness that picture of you in that sweater is super cuteness to the max!!! SUPER CUTEEEEEE!!! :) I hope you get well soon sweetie - it must be really annoying to be sick when you need your beautiful voice!!

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  6. Oof, I hope you're on the mend quickly! I enjoyed seeing the photos from your Messiah concert happenings... this is the first year in a long while that I haven't been involved in at least one rendition of it, and I must say I'm a bit jealous!

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  7. Sweet dear, please know that I'm sending countless healing wishes your way (both my mother and sister have been lifelong asthmatics and I've seen firsthand how incredibly hard chest infections can hit someone with asthma and how long they're prone to linger on for when they do), coupled with the hope that 2014 will be a great year for you guys on every possible front.

    ♥ Jessica

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