It appears that the post office is my home base as I have since tried to leave it by getting jobs at Amazon, a hotel, and EGS. Each time, I end up back at the post office. It’s nearly as bad a magnet as my late grandpa’s house, which we moved in and out of five times. Yes, five times. That’s quite a bit for one house. Since I’ve been back, I’ve gotten very sick and have been so since a week before Thanksgiving. It’s now to the point where I’m unable to work and am on the fourth round of medications. It’s looking more serious by the day so here’s to hoping I don’t have to be hospitalized after my doctor visit tomorrow…
I’m starting a new job where I’ll be an incoming customer service representative for CVS at a call center in Sarasota. This new job is full-time with excellent pay, full benefits, vacation time, etc. It’s everything I’ve been waiting for while working part-time at the post office. Now that it’s official and I’ll be starting November 30th, I’m of course feeling sentimental and sad that I’ll be leaving my current job. As of today, I have been working at the post office for exactly two years. It doesn’t sound like much but a lot has happened in that time. We’ve lost a lot of friends along the way, including our previous boss Linda and my grandpa, I was in a car accident and almost died, and the government tried shutting our job down. On a happier note, I moved into my own place in April, got a new car two days after the other was totaled, have made new friends and spent time with some old ones off at college, and am starting this new job. I am so excited.
I guess the reason I started writing this blog post is to say that every now and then, I remember how things used to be and it makes me sad. I miss spending the holidays with Linda and her chiding herself when she forgot her white sweater at work. I miss racing around in my silver Mazda 6. I miss going home to my mom’s house every day. I miss giving my grandpa big hugs when I visit and discussing the latest books and movies. I miss my dog, Sassy. But all of that is ok. I have those wonderful memories to be thankful for and to return to at any moment that I want. I just wish, like everyone else does, that I could make them materialize for a little while when that sentimental mood happens.
Happy New Year. Don’t worry, this isn’t a post where I put all the new resolutions that I’m never going to keep. I just wanted to make one last post to finish off the year celebrating the new adventures, pitfalls, and everything in between. Overall, it’s been a good year. I mean, we’re still alive right? 2014 will hold different challenges for all of us but always keep in mind that you survived 2013. Another year that you get to brave life and make new discoveries. So here’s to making 2014 another memorably awesome year. -clink-
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 310 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
Another month I haven’t been up to blogging. I’m back to work at the auto body shop, worked on some editing, and have been playing a looooot of Runescape. Should probably get outside and in the sun more but I think I can pull off this pale complexion for a little while longer. The Hobbit Part One movie is awesome and I’m super pleased with how they translated it from the book. They did a great job! There are so many characters together at all times but they really pulled off making each of them familiar. Read a few good books this month although I’m still not sure how I managed the time for it, lol. Discovered a couple new authors and I liked the first books of their series so hopefully the next ones will be as good. Have yet to write any reviews for them. Other than that, nothing much has changed.
This month had a lot of “special” days in it such as finishing a short story, my birthday, those kind of things. It also holds the one-year anniversary of my dog’s death but I didn’t let yesterday or today get to me. I’m a bit ashamed of myself really because while I was emotional about it, I didn’t feel as emotional as I expected myself to. If that makes any sense. I miss her although now I’m focused on the good things rather than the bad ones. I know that’s a good thing, I guess. Means I’m moving on or whatever. I can’t believe it’s been a year though…because I look back to see what I’ve accomplished in that year and it’s not very much. But I’m getting my shit together. Better late than never.
Happy August! I can’t believe it’s here already for 2012. This year flew by considerably quickly for me and continues to do so. As you no doubt have noticed, I have not been blogging as much as I would like to due to my constantly juggling of the normalities in life. Congratulations to those who have had books published while I have been away! I am excited for you and have added them to my reading list, which I am still in the process of narrowing down in between working and sleep. I’m sure you all know how it is. This month is going to be excruciatingly hot as always but shall be enjoyable nonetheless. I hope you all are already having a good start to this month and I hope to blog again soon. 🙂