Sorry that I’ve been a little MIA. I have gone from working 25-29 hours a week to 38+ hours (not to mention this time last year I was getting an embarrassing 14 hours a week) at the bank. Things have been moving pretty quickly and I officially accepted a position as a universal banker. I’m very pleased to have been promoted after only 6 months as a teller and will definitely not hate the increase in income. I’m a little sad about losing some free time that could have been spent snuggling with my dog or blogging and that’s it’s still not exactly what I had in mind but as a full time job was always the goal, I’m very happy. I should begin training for my new position soon but in the meantime I’m going to try to nail down a schedule that allows me to blog regularly as well as to work and still live my life. I’m finding myself extremely motivated by the idea of purchasing a house next year and am optimistic that Chris and I can save what we need for a down payment. I’m sure a new car will need to be purchased before a house so hopefully things continue to go well and we can become real adults that, you know, buy cars and houses and stuff.
It’s just crazy to think how miserable I was when I was finishing up school and then how defeated I felt while trying to find a “real job”. I was so, so fortunate to have such a wonderful person who has been a constant in my life and always an encouraging, loving part. Having a great relationship made it so much easier for me to battle with the professional part of my life without losing my mind. I keep trying to remember that “sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take the step.”
So for now, I’m trying to enjoy this bitter-cold winter (verrrrry difficult), cherishing my wonderful fur children (and husband, of course), and hoping that spring comes sooner than later and that I enjoy my new position. Have a great and safe weekend, everyone!