Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Life Lately: I'm Back

It's taken me some time to think about how I wanted to talk abut what's been going on in my life the past couple months. Clearly, blogging has not been a priority but as my life settles down, I'm able to find some time and inspiration to get back on track.

Did I want to make multiple posts and explain all the details? Did I want to ignore the fact that my real life happened and didn't have the time to blog? I do want to be transparent with you, my readers, but I also don't want to bore you.

So here it is: the single post about what has been going on in my life since the end of July.

     I left my job.
I didn't really talk to a bunch of people about this because I didn't want to accept judgement. If you know anything about me, it's that I like "checking things off of to-do lists". With the position I was in, I would leave work feeling like I got nothing accomplished. Between that and the negative atmosphere, it wasn't really somewhere that I enjoyed going to every day. I knew I deserved better.

Without a backup plan, at the end of July, I left my job. I put my faith in God that something better would come to me.

Dealing with unemployment was the hardest and easiest thing. Every day, I would wake up and job hunt. The rest of the day was spent hanging out. Pretty uneventful. I will admit, I didn't mind not having an alarm clock set every day.

     My apartment flooded.
But you already knew that because I posted about it in this blog post.

I'm super grateful that my boyfriend's parents let me live in their spare bedroom. It was nice being around a family, even if it wasn't my own, all the time. I didn't have to worry about laundry, food, or driving anywhere. I did venture to the "storage apartment" I was given and managed to organize the flood remains in preparation for my next adventure.

When I look back on this event, I think about how this was probably the lowest that my life has ever been. What you will see is that it has all gone up from here.

     I took a vacation.
I needed something to take my mind off of unemployment and the flood, so I felt that a vacation was in order. My parents were getting settled into their new home, so I took a trip to visit them. 7 days in the Florida sunshine was definitely what I needed. From eating Wawa hoagies on the beaches of Sanibel Island to meeting up with a friend from Instagram, this was probably the best (and most needed) vacation to date.

     I got a job.
At the end of my Florida got a phone call with a job offer. A little background about this job: I interviewed with this company on my birthday at the end of August (three days before the flood). The day before I was to leave for Florida, I got a call asking me to come in to the office for a personality test. Luckily, I was able to flex my departure date because (in my world) job offer trumps vacation.

On the second to last day of my vacation, I got the call I was waiting for: a job offer. We chatted about start dates, but essentially decided that my first day would be one week after I returned from Florida because they wanted me to go train in Connecticut for my first week.

     I moved to a new city.
Did I mention that the new job isn't in Cincinnati? In the one week between returning from Florida and the first day of my job, I managed to finish packing up my remains, find a new apartment and schedule a moving truck. Yes, it all happened so fast.

     I've been traveling for work for the past month.
The first week of training in Connecticut turned into two weeks (coming back to Columbus for the weekends, obviously) turned into four weeks. This is what I get for saying that I love to travel. I don't mind it at all, mostly because the team in Connecticut is awesome and because I don't have to worry about paying for mostly everything.

I am currently in my last week of training in Connecticut and I don't think they are going to be sending me back here for a while. I can't wait to bring back everything I've learned to my new team in Columbus.

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Now that you are all caught up on my life, I hope you stick around because I promise that I'll be trying to get back into my blogging "groove" soon. I have so many ideas, I just haven't had the time to sit down and write.


  1. Just found your blog on a fb group and it sounds like you've had a pretty eventful time! Best of luck to you!

  2. That's the way it always goes! My last two jobs I interviewed for and was offered when I was on Vacation. Maybe it is an Ohio thing. Congratulations and best of luck!