Several weeks ago, I got a text from my mother that said, basically, “So did your blog just up and die?”
My response was, “Well, kind of.” Not intentionally… but things happen. Life has a tendency of getting in its own way. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times– I didn’t really feel like I had much to talk about. There was roller derby, and work which was making me miserable. I felt like anything I had to say would be the same thing over and over again. So I’d open the blog, stare at the blinking cursor for awhile, and then close it again. I did attempt to type out an update the day that Mom asked me about my blog, but I was on my phone and the WordPress app barfed and ate everything I’d so painstakingly pecked out, and I just couldn’t be bothered to do it again.
So here’s the deal… life was miserable there for awhile. I didn’t want to talk about it because there were some vindictive people in my life who had previously taken something I’d written and attempted to forward it to my supervisor. I didn’t want to risk that happening again because people are petty and childish. Now, however, I will freely tell you that my boss was the stupidest person I have ever met in my whole life, and I say that completely straight faced without a hint of exaggeration. I completely dreaded going to work every day to have to deal with her. Luckily, in June I recevied a phone call asking if I was still interested in a job that I had applied for several months earlier.
Of course, the answer was YES! I interviewed, and then waited three LONG painful weeks to hear back. I got the job! Immediately I turned in my two week’s notice, and worked my final day with the security company on July 31st. I am now in the midst of training as an emergency dispatcher, and so far I am loving it! Partially just because I am off the sinking ship that was that security account, and partially because I think I will really enjoy this job. I have a LOT to learn, and I’m working on it… my trainer says I’m doing really well at learning everything quickly, and she thinks I will have NO problems completing my training and doing this on my own. Honestly, the significant pay raise and benefits is just icing on the cake!
I turned 29 today, and I couldn’t be more optimistic about the way things are going. Change is good. Life is good.