So, yeah. Lots of changes recently, yay! Still not sure how often I'll be posting, but now that I know a bit more about what's going on with my life I can update a bit, plus I have to respond to a survey thingie :)
After graduation last year, things have been up in the air big time. I was all "well, got a degree in Psychology, now what??" and I got a job as an insurance agent, but working commission-only sucked, so I stopped doing that and started working for State Farm Bank in collections. Which actually wasn't that bad (less screaming than you'd think), except that A) the pay was really bad and B) it was still in Bloomington. Which was handy for short term since I was locked into a lease until June, but I knew I wasn't going to stay for forever.
But now...I am starting a new job on June 9th, with a salary and paid vacation and everything, hooray! At the same company that Tom works at (but a different department), and I am renting a room out of a beautiful house like 5 minutes away from Tom. Overall it's working out really well. However, I'm still working on moving out of my apartment and the whole cleaning/packing/moving part is a pain in the butt. Luckily, it's only 2 hours away and I've been able to send a bit up with Tom, and then I took a trip up yesterday and brought a nice big carload o' clothes and shoes and things (obviously there's a lot). And I saw Avenue Q in Chicago while I was at it!!! What an awesome way to justify the trip, right?
Avenue Q hadn't toured before and it was only in Chicago for like 2 weeks, and stops running this weekend. Basically, it was crazy how perfect the timing was. And the show was awesome. There were these little guys called the "Bad Idea Bears" and they were like super cute CareBears but evil. But SO CUTE! I'll probably see it again if it tours again, since I'm crazy like that.
Ok, on to the survey thingie, then I'm out for now.
The way this works, is:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed you will ask them 5 questions.
Although if no one asks, I'm lazy and I promise I won't be sad, hee.
I asked Andrea
to interview me, so here goes:
1. What is your ultimate goal in life?
To have a job I enjoy going to, and a home I enjoy coming home to. I'd like to be able to help send my hypothetical children to college and retire in style. Have a beautiful vacation to Italy and Greece (what, it's a good goal) possibly a few times. All the normal stuff, I think.
2. Are you afraid of marriage and commitment?
Hoo boy. In a way it's scary, because everyone is like "it's no parade of puppies and rainbows, ok? it's hard." because that makes me wonder what exactly will be so hard, and hope to God I can handle it. But I'm not the type that particularly enjoys the single life or anything. I like relationships, and planning things together, spending time together, and just overall making a life with someone special. I'm looking forward to it.
3. What is the place that you would live if there were no life complications?
Man, that's impossible. I liked growing up where I did, right by Six Flags :) and all that fun stuff, good school. Or where my dad is right in the city, it's in ways awesome and in ways not. Not having a garage is a huge pain, and the homes cost a fortune...where my mom is in New Mexico is beautiful but kind of in the middle of nowhere, so that's no good. Really, I just want to live near family, but not like across the street. I'm not totally
crazy ;) Where I'm moving to, I'm pretty happy with.
4. Do you believe in soul mates and all that mushy love stuff?
Sort of. The idea of one person in the whole world for me, absolutely not. I actually find that idea depressing, because that means many lives are spent without your soulmate, and that sucks. I think if you really want it to, you can make a variety of different relationships work. But obviously not every single relationship will work just because you really, really want it to. There needs to be a bit of both "rightness" naturally and a willing to work at it. So I don't believe there is necessarily one person who is 100% Mr Perfect Man for me, no. But I do think there are a few 90% perfect matches, and I'm completely happy with that! Especially since I have one already, lol.
5. What has been the biggest stumbling block for you in your life?
In a way, me. Although a lot of people can say that, so it's kind of cheating. Like maybe if I had worked harder at school I could have stuck with engineering. Or maybe I should have realized I'd do better in Biology since I was so good at it in high school. Or maybe I should have tried harder to find a good job in Chicago earlier. But honestly, things are finally coming together so I don't mind. Nothing has set me back in some irreparable way.