Sunday, June 27, 2010

The last six months in six minutes

WARNING: This may not take only six minutes to read... it was just a catchy title... if you read slow it might take you 10 minutes... or if you read fast, 3 minutes. I'm just sayin....yeah nevermind.

So its been about 6 months since I updated so I figured I probably should...

For the first few months of the year I was staying with my uncle and aunt Rick and Jennie. They were/are so good to me. I have been soooo appreciative of all the help they gave me while I searched desperately for a job after graduation. Things felt pretty grim for a while there. I never had to search so hard for a job... all of mine pretty much fell into my lap with little effort on my part, so this was tough. But I made it!

In mid-February, I got a job at Volunteers of America at one of their Detox facilities. It mostly serves low-income/homeless people. I really liked it at first but its started to wear on me for various reason. Some of which are bolstering my political opinions in quite strong ways. Another reason is that I have been working grave shift for the last 4 months which translates tooooooo... absolutely no chance for any kind of social life. Not like I would have a huge one had I been working days since I find it quite difficult to make friends in church settings and there were not many people at work that were very open to new friends... soooo such was life.

I also got a new car in March which has been very good to me. Its a blue 2005 Honda Civic and I got it for a very good price. The buying part was a nightmare but thanks to my wonderful Uncle and my amazing aunt Jennie who stood up for me to the very not-nice sales guy, everything worked out in the end.

Then I moved into an apartment in Bountiful with a few girls I hadn't met before (which turned out to be a disaster in the end, but the Lord had things prepared for my quick escape thank goodness!)

At the end of April, I got a call from a lady who had offered me an apartment before, but I took the one in Bountiful instead. She said she couldn't stop thinking about me and what I said I went to school for and had a job in. She owns a foster agency and wanted me to come work for her and move into one of her rental properties as part of the payment. It was heaven sent! I'd been wanting a second job to pay off my school loans quicker and neeeeded desperately to get out of the apartment I was in. So I'm working there now and have my old roommate and friend from Rexburg living with me! So life is wonderful.

I still don't have much time for a social life, but in a week, my shift goes to day shift and I can start trying to have a life and friends and all that fun stuff! ooooh the opportunities that await! I have already staked out my victims (who will soon become my friends dangit whether they like it or not!) :D I have been deprived of a social life for far too long and the stress of all work and no play is wearing on me.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo thats life in a nutshell for the last 6 months!

Oh... and I have been proposed to numerous times. Unfortunately, most of them have been by people who are drunk or high.... wait... all of them have been actually. Dang!