Sunday, July 25, 2010

new beginnings!

Its been quite some time since I last posted and I don't really know where to begin to catch everyone up on the happenings that have been going on in my life! This year has been one for the books on major changes happening in my life starting with getting a new job back in February, going on a cruise, getting engaged on said cruise, my fiance getting a job in a small town in Northern Arizona, and now facing our big move in less than a week! WHEW! Its exhausting just typing it!!

So I finally buckled down and found a job I can consider a career move, finally putting my parents hard earned money for a college degree to work. (Although, in saying that, I did all the HARD work) I got a job as a BHT in a group home facility for severe mentally ill homeless adults. That's a mouthful huh? The past 6 months have been challenging and stressful at times, but often I feel as though I'm really a part of something good. Its a good feeling to have at the end of the day. One I try to embrace on the days when I leave with one of those not-so-good feelings! I'm hoping the experience I've gained will be enough to help me find similar work in our new city (yep we are moving and I don't have a job to go about sheer terror!)

So we also went on a cruise to Hawaii with my family and some family friends. There was a group of about 14 of us and most of us younger folk had never been to Hawaii or anywhere even like it. Let me tell you it was incredible! We were lucky that we took a cruise because it allowed us to see a lot of the islands in a shorter amount of time than if we just traveled there. Also on the cruise, my boyfriend surprised me and PROPOSED! Right in front of my entire family at one of the dinner nights. I was completely shocked and it took me about an hour to get my bearings and really realize what happened. I pretty much walked around in a daze staring at my finger while everyone around me hugged us. Finally I got it together and we ended up having the trip of a lifetime. There was so much joy surrounding us the whole time and it really meant a lot to me that he wanted to include my family in it knowing how close I am with them.

So I don't know if I've posted before that J was going to school to be an EMT, but he finished school and had sent out some resumes all around Arizona and to his disappointment didn't hear anything back. The job market in Phoenix is rough right now and it was looking like the only way he was going to find something without having much experience was to move out of state. We tooled around with the idea of moving to Colorado to see if there was any better luck there (plus one of my cousins lives there with his wife and he was really pushing for it). While we on the cruise though J got a call back from one of the companies he applied to 4 months prior, and they asked him to come in for an interview when we got back. Long story short and many drives up north later he got the job! The best choice was for us to relocate and we found a place to live (which the whole experience of that is the subject for another blog another day) and the rest is to be continued as of the end of this week!

Sorry about the novel- that pretty much sums up my life for the last half a year! So many changes and new things to come! Have a wonderful Sunday!!!


Blogger snoble24 said...

well im glad things have been going so well for you

July 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

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