Friday, January 30, 2015

Taking One Step at a Time

Hello everyone!

I just realized today's blog title is similar to last week's, but there was unintentional purpose in that.  Last week I found out some amazing, life changing news (yes, it is coming soon!  Just waiting for more details.), which was "One Last Step" in my undergraduate career.  In "Taking One Step at a Time", I mean the little things in life that get you down, pull you up, or make go the direction it goes.  These steps are your steps.  My steps.

I have disclosed to my friends and family that I am not enjoying work as I did the last three years because we have been moved to new locations.  This is temporary for some, but I'm leaving in May, so that is the last step.  That does not mean I can't make the most of where I choose to take my steps.  I've been feeling down because of the changes I can't help, but I've decided to, in the very least, make an effort to see everyone I used to work with by working in two locations, and cutting out a few days where my work feels redundant.

I'm hoping that with only taking four classes, and making time for work and friends, I can end this final semester on a high note, even if I can't sing during my shift anymore.  Maybe they'll understand and let me, or even join in!

Be safe if you live in the Northeast, hope you get rain in California, and have a great weekend everyone.

(Insert kitten picture here.): HAPPY KITTEN - You can Do it

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Last Step!

Hey everyone!

My winter break went very well, even though we didn't get enough snow consistently to go sledding like last year.  Christmas was relatively quiet, but our 11-month-old long-haired German shepherd made things a lot more fun.

My beloved first legitimate workplace has closed for the semester and we have all been moved to two other locations.  So far, we miss our old home base!  The managers have all been demoted, but that can only be expected when we don't know our way around a new place.  Our amazing boss is temporarily at the other dining hall, and we never see her and other state workers unless we go see them.  It stinks not having the big open dish room and kitchen, and being able to see everyone.  I also miss blasting music and singing with my friends, as we're not allowed even radios, and we don't always get to work together.  Oh, well.  The start of my last semester as an undergraduate hasn't gotten off to the best start, but I'll try to focus on the positive, and hope that more good things happen!  Exciting news has finally reached me, and I have a special post in mind coming soon!