Thursday, March 24, 2011

Isn't it strange the way things come about,
How change is like a tear here, a rip there?
At first you can't see the transformation
Quiet and slow it creeps up on you... different.

Little bits of yourself flutter away
Like paper confetti as you move.
Pieces of you fall away, never to be reclaimed
Leaving holes where they were.

I'm full of holes now.

Status Report

Friday, March 11, 2011

My new job is awesome.

Actually, I do have a lot more work/responsibility/accountability/etc. to deal with, which means I get yelled at more... but I still love it. Is that crazy? Maybe.

I'm so much more relaxed now that I actually have the job. The ability to be more autonomous has definitely made me less stressed. I'm still in the learning curve but I know a lot more than I thought I did, and it's really nice to already be considered an expert in these things. I like the respect that I'm getting now.

In other aspects my life is as good as my job. I'm really enjoying the time I've been spending with good friends and my family. I'm enjoying the freedom of my personal life, but also enjoying having someone spend that free time with.

I still feel like most days are a battle to figure out what I really want from life, who I want to be. It's less scary than it was 6 months ago. I can't believe I'm coming up on a year since Ben and I split. That's going to be an odd anniversary. I feel like that chapter of my life is finally closed. I can truly move on from that period and enjoy this newness.

I don't really have much exciting to write. I work a lot, and I'm a mom the rest of the time. On my weekends off I spend my time hanging out with Mark and watching movies. Nothing particularly interesting in my world. And that's sort of the way I like it!!

Promotional Period.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It happened. I got the promotion at work! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Ok, I just really have needed to do that since 3:00 PM today when I found out it was officially mine! After a very intense interview (I think it went really well) my boss' boss asked if I'd like the position, told me how much my new salary was (chaa-ching). I walked around my local cube farm with a look of splendor on my face only seen in musicals when a character is about to burst into song about loving a guy, or her dreams for her future...

I about started spinning and singing something like "I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful jooooob!"

Sad, but true.

I feel like I can finally move on in my career, in my life... like I can start being a good parent again because I no longer have to straddle two jobs. Huzzah! My legs were getting tired.