Thanks to Katie and Dawn's interest in my [boring] life, I've decided to finally blog again. I guess "boring" would be an insult, since life has been pretty fantastic and busy lately.
I've never been good at multi-tasking, so my blog kind of got hidden away in all of the clutter of my life. I thought about joking with you and photoshopping a wedding photo or a pregnancy photo but alas, I'm no good at Photoshop(a true pity). No, nothing that drastic or big happened, but I do have some changes to share. Let's see....where to begin...
I think one of the things about blogging is that you never know how open you want to be or how much you really want to share. Should you bend the truth in your favor? Or should you be candid and honest? I decided to go with the latter since life isn't always organized and it doesn't always flow easily. Sometimes things are bumpy and you just have to "wing it". Sometimes I have no plan. Sometimes it's like I'm playing a LIFE board game and I'm just choosing one path after the next. I'm unsure during the adventure but when I finish the game, I feel like I made all the right choices and I ended up where I was meant to.
I guess the biggest change in my life has been my job change.
You might remember at the end of February when I posted about my new relationship with Dustin. I explained how Dustin and I met when we started working together when we were 19(2009) at a local pet store. Well I left out some details that didn't seem important at the time or didn't seem like they were needed to tell our story. Now it seems kind of hard to explain my life without filling you in. Well when I was 19 and I started that job, I was going to college and living in a dorm. Eventually I quit college so I had to find somewhere else to live since I wasn't ready to move back to my hometown. I moved in with a random girl I worked with for about a month until I was ready to find something else. (I helped with bills; I'm no moocher).
Then I moved in with my childhood best friend Courtney and her boyfriend since she had moved to the same town to attend college.
This was around the summer of 2009 and my friendship with Dustin had already begun. We all started hanging out away from work and he would even come hang out with me, Courtney, and her boyfriend. Do you already know where this story is going? Well eventually I decided to stop imposing on Courtney and I moved in with Dustin. He was living alone in an apartment and we were both young broke kids and I said we could split all the bills in half and save more money. So we shared his small crappy apartment for about a year(another guy that was his friend lived with us for a few months too for awhile) and in that time I came to own two cats. We were crowded and I saw a fairly big house for rent down the street and I suggested we move there. Within two days, we were moved in and we've been here ever since. Our house is very old but we have a huge fenced in backyard and plenty of room for our now 3 cats and 2 dogs. I know by adding this (huge) detail, you're thinking, "Wait, so you've been living together since 2009 but you've only been dating since February??" YES. I know this is hard to understand and I get asked about it a lot. It worked for us, although I know it sounds like some weird 90's sitcom.
|(Sneak peek from March's vacation photos!)|
|(Another guy named "Dustin" left that week too so|
that's why it's plural/ he doesn't just have split personalities)
|(I can't handle this usually strong man looking so|
weak and sad.
Thankful that his health is slowly improving!)
I feel like I had so much to say, and now I feel like I'm forgetting tons of stuff. I could elaborate on how I'm already butting heads with a new coworker. Or how I'm trying to be less anti-social and go to dinner parties with acquaintances every week and it's hard because a lot of people's personality traits irritate me more than they probably should. I could rant some but maybe I'll save that for a "Pointless Points" post where ranting is the main topic. I have some things I want to dedicate whole posts on though so that will be something to look forward to(for me mainly). I want to talk about my heritage and talk about aging. I want to talk about how fast time moves. I have so much to say, yet I feel like I've already said too much. At least I can say that I am back. I have some thoughts I need to get out on paper(or virtual paper at least). I have ideas for posts I want to write. I have ALL OF YOUR BLOGS to catch up on. I know you guys have been busy too and I miss you. I'm slowly making a new routine and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things.
So to sum it up: I still have vacation pics to share with you, I'll do a photo dump soon of my cell phone photos, and I have more rants and small stories to share with you. This is just the beginning. A "Life Lately" post. Another beginning to another chapter.