Life … is good

I’ve been really happy lately with my life overall.

I love my job, Robert and I are getting along great, I am exercising and feeling better than I have in years, and we are approaching the end of several debts.  I’d like to be able to also say that we were homeowners again, but that’s still a couple years off.  This is the last house, so we really want to find the perfect place and we want to have about 20% down.

Additionally, I think I have finally let go of the past, the animosity, and the issues that I have held onto for so long.  I know who my real friends are, I know where I stand with my friends and loved ones, and I am more at peace with me than I think I have ever been.  I think maturity has a lot to do with it, but I also feel like I communicate better with people and I don’t allow others to dictate my emotions.

Now, if I can just lost this effing 30lbs… I have been stuck at 190-195 for 4+ years now!

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2013… The year of improvements!

It’s 2013 and I’m the smallest I’ve ever been in my adult life. 3 years ago I started a journey of weight loss and better health… Now I’m almost 100 lbs lighter, 11 sizes smaller, and leagues healthier as a result. I’ve still got about 25-30 lbs to go, but I truly believe it will happen this year.

Also, almost 1 year ago I started a 1 year contract job at the American Heart Association, and now, within a month I’ll be a permanent employee there. I truly enjoy what I do, and love the people I work with… So I really hope this one sticks.

My dad is doing alright in the nursing home, and though I miss having him here, he is still here and that’s the most important thing… I really thought I was going to lose him back in August when he went to the hospital.

Robert is going back to school, mostly to get some new certifications, but also his BS in IT. He has always been “the Unix guy”, but is living in a very Microsoft world. I’m proud of him for staying current and furthering his education… He’s too brilliant to stagnate.

Oh, and we made it to the status of debt free! I paid off the last credit card in December, and only have the Nissan left to pay off. It was rough, but now we can focus on getting into a smaller house that we want to stay in forever.

Lastly, I’ve been procrastinating on my Real Estate test because I’m terrified of the math portion, but I’m really focusing on going in soon and kicking its butt.

Anyway… I’m pretty happy overall… And I’m looking forward to an awesome year!

Have Heart!

I got a job as a 1 year temp at the American Heart Assn and I love it so far! My boss is amazing, co-workers are super, and I love Web Content Admin. Now they just need a hole for a permanent employee and I’ll be set!

I can has job?

I am healing well, ahead of schedule according to the doctor, and I’m so ready to be working again! I get so bored and depressed when I’m always home alone…

I know the economy sucks, I know we are in a depression, I know my job is a “nice to have” for most companies, and I’ve only been off a month, but it would be nice to be working again.

I am, however, taking Real Estate classes for Licensing purposes, maybe I can sell a few houses? 🙂


It’s hard sometimes to always put on the happy face, the strong-nothing is ever wrong face that people expect from me. I’m generally a very happy person, but I am human and still have down days, sometimes they can get really bad…

I don’t want to be coddled, but sometimes a hug would be nice. It seems like unless you are a big emo ball of emotion people just don’t care. I am not allowed to be sick, to take a day off from people because I feel awful, because I am me… I am strong… I have to always be there for people, even when they are rarely there for me.

Is it fair? No, but I realize that people are selfish and I shouldn’t expect them to treat me fairly… Why should they bother themselves for me? I mean, do I ever do anything for them? I never bend over backwards or inconvenience myself for them… *sigh*


So, on Wednesday, my contact at Fed Ex ended. Apparently they did a reorganization and moved a few employees into our department, pushing contractors out. They did mention that they loved me though, and it wasn’t anything I did. Ahh well, I guess this means I’m meant to be elsewhere. 🙂

I did have a great phone interview on Friday, so maybe that will be something? It is an awesome opportunity! Or maybe I’ll find another job working from home so I won’t have to hire someone to watch my dad.

We will see what the next week brings. 🙂

Workity Work Work!

So, I am starting to have work trickle in, and it’s really enjoyable to be editing and researching documentation again. I never actually thought I’d enjoy tech writing, but in moderation, it’s nice. 🙂

A Day Full of Winning!

So, I came in this morning, half asleep and still managed to get a document updated and sent off for review and data by noon.  I have errands to run after work, want to get my nails done, have to clean the chinnies and cook dinner before the guys arrive at 7:30 to play our first Exalted game.

Though, I am feeling better today.  I just really hare hormonal mood swings and the way they make me feel.  I guess it’s worth it though, to not have to be a guy. (Ick)


What’s Up?

I recently started a new contract at Fed Ex Office as a Project Manager/System Analyst and am really enjoying the people that I work with, though there isn’t a lot yet to do.  I guess that is the nature of Project Management, it comes in waves.  I am super excited about the potential of this position though, it’s a great stepping stone to another career path that I believe I will excel in because of my diverse organizational skills.

In the area of social activities, there is still the Camarilla, our International LARP (Live Action Role Playing) group, but I think that may be coming to a slow down, if not an end soon.  We haven’t been playing a lot of LARP lately and it just seems to take up more of our time and effort than the reward we receive from it, overall.  I still enjoy the friends we have made, but there is always the option of “board game night”, right?