Thursday, December 19, 2013

The year is almost over

I can't believe how quickly the year has flown by. It's been an interesting year. Sorry to everyone that keeps checking this to keep updated on me and I've failed to write in a while. Looking back on this year there is been some great moments and some times that I would rather not repeat. Isn't that how life usually goes though. Bryan started a second job at the end of March so now he works a full time job and a part time job. It makes for long days for him and I don't see much of him during the week but you do what you have to do. His full time job has given us the opportunity to travel out of town a few times this year. We went to Valdez 3 times and Fairbanks once. That's been nice. He's still working UPS in the evenings which means this time of year sleep is at a premium. It's difficult if you aren't getting home till 2:30AM to get much sleep when the alarm starts going off at 6:30AM. I'm not sure how he's managing it. If you didn't know (and I'm sorry I didn't tell you in person, but hey my mom found out on facebook, there's a story to that) Bryan and I got married back in June. We eloped, much to the dismay of our parents. It was so much easier that way. It's been a great 6 months. Our parents have all adjusted (I think). We made the trip back to Illinois for Thanksgiving. If I didn't see you, I'm sorry but we were crazy busy. Bryan had never been to the midwest so it was fun taking him to some of the places I like to go. We went up to Milwaukee, hung out with my family, and ate lots of great food. He finally got to meet my brothers, an aunt and uncle, and my youngest cousins. He also got to meet some of my friends. My best friend's dad lost his battle with cancer while we were there so we made sure to go see the family. It was so great to spend time with them. I'm still working for the Regulatory Commission and I'm still liking it. It's been an interesting year. The people like me and they like my work. Of course as I glance at the clock I realize I need to get ready for work soon. In other news, I joined a gym. I'm a little thinner and that's nice but more importantly I'm healthier. It's only been a couple months but I feel good. I workout 4 times a week and watch what I eat. I'm sure there is other news I'm forgetting but I've got to get ready for work, it snowed last night which means the commute will take just a little longer. If I don't get on here before Merry Christmas.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reversed roles

I have officially been working at the Regulatory Commission for 6 months. It's been pretty cool. I wish it paid better but don't we all wish our jobs paid better. My job is not stressful, I enjoy going to work, and they appreciate me there. I'm not perfect at it by any means but my supervisor rocks. There are times that it is tedious and boring but what job doesn't have those times. It's so different from teaching. I'm going to miss having my summers "off" but there are a lot of advantages to my job change. I'm learning a lot of stuff and it's interesting to work for a state government agency. Life at home however has been stressful (I don't think it's supposed to be that way). My relationship with my boyfriend is great. He's not what is stressing me out. Although money is pretty tight, that also is not what is my stress-or. Well mostly, it's a little stressful to think about how I'm going to pay bills and such but with Bryan working two jobs, it's been a little less stressful. Of course we rented out a bedroom to help alleviate some of the money stress, that has been very stressful. I have come to a realization that although people appear to be honest and can pass background checks and such, there are people who are very deceitful. Not everyone's moral compass points north (or in some cases anywhere near it). I truly believe that there is good in people and I have not given up on the human race just because I have had some bad instances with people. I just strive to be the best person I can be and encourage it in others. In other news. I'm doing a couch to 5K program with my neighbor. We have completed 2 weeks of it. There are 8 weeks total. So we are 1/4 of the way done. I've never been a runner and there are times that I think running may kill me but I keep going. In ways it has gotten easier and you know what they say, no pain, no gain. I know this is true. Wow can I get sore. I stretch, we do a warm up walk, and then do our running intervals, then we do a cool down walk and stretch. My calves definitely get sore. I keep pushing through. It's not the kind of sore where I think I'm doing injury to myself, it's more my body revolting from the running. I just keep going though. It's healthy to make my fat cry. I keep doing it. I think it helps that I'm doing it with someone. We motivate each other.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I feel that I should do an update but I'm not sure what all to put on here. It's been an interesting couple of weeks. The weather has been a bit bizarre and it's going to continue being weird. The last week has been really sunny and it's starting to warm up. However, there is snow in the forecast again (as well as rain). Maybe if it rains, it will melt the snow. I'm ready to spend more time outside. The daylight is lasting longer and it makes me want to be outside. Soon enough it will time to do that. My roommates are driving me nuts. We've had several problems recently. I can't wait for them to move out. I don't need the poison in my house. Well I better be productive.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

At times too busy

I have been remiss on updating my blog. I apologize. Life has been kind of busy. As my last post indicated, I started working for the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA). They are the people that regulate the utilities and the pipeline. I'm having a great time working there. It's also a bit of a change to be so appreciated. I have taken the RCA by storm. I've gotten a lot done in my four and a half months there. My supervisor is very impressed. I've tackled several really big projects and completed them. My supervisor actually took a vacation this year because she had that much confidence in my abilities. This is the first real vacation she has taken in her 5 years at the RCA. She was gone for two weeks. I'm glad that she was able to do it. I however finished all the projects she gave me in the first week. I then had to ask our boss for projects. He was caught off guard that I had accomplished so much. I got loaned to other departments to help complete some of their projects. I also found projects for myself to do (my supervisor appreciates this). My only wish is that the job paid better. Money has been really tight. Bryan got a second job. This one is full time. He is still working at UPS as well. So now he works 8 hours during the day and works his 3 or 4 hours a night at UPS. It makes him good and tired but we should be a little better off financially. My goal is to no longer have roommates when our current roommates' lease is up. I'm done living with people. I'm fine living with Bryan, although I've already told him that he can decide soon if we are going to get married or if we are going to split up. We've been together long enough that he can figure it out. We've known each other for a little over 4 years and been a couple a total of 3 years. We've had a couple conversations about this. He's a really good man. I'd rather not split up but I'm not going to wait around forever. I finished school about 2 weeks ago. It's nice to be done with that. I can actually read for fun again. I graduated with my paralegal certificate. The weather can't decide if it is going to be spring or winter. We got about 18 inches of snow on Monday. I was in Illinois for that but it was interesting to come home to. I had a very whirlwind trip to Illinois. It was super busy. Life has been really busy but things are going pretty well.