Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Let me bring you up to date

Hello all,
I tried to think of something entertaining to do for my first realy blog entry, but I decided to save my ideas for later and instead bring you all up to speed in the changes that have taken place in my life over the past few weeks. Actually, it's only one change, but a pretty big one. As most of you know, for the past year and a half I have been working at a Pet Supermarket here in Gainesville. I only work part time, but I have been mildly dissatisfied with my job for some time. It hasn't been one big thing; more like a series of disappointments that have led me to do some serious soul searching as to what I want to end up doing with my life. That question still largely remains to be answered, but I decided that working in retail was not the way I wanted to go. Changes in leadership and the way the company is run, paired with the fact that I have been severly underpaid since I began, have led me to the conclusion that I have gone as far as I can go with Pet Supermarket. I have been toying with this idea since last semester, but as soon as I made my decision final, things fell into place in a way that only God can do. I checked the classifieds for a few days, made a few unreturned calls, then saw an ad that looked too perfect to be true. Two days later, I had a new job. I am working with two boys, ages 10 and 13. I pick then up after school and try to keep up with them at home until their parents get home. They're really good kids, and I'm enjoying it greatly so far. I forgot what it's like to actually get a sense of satisfaction from your job. My last day is next Tuesday, and after that, I have a whole list of things I want to do when I actually have a life again. One of the biggest challenges working retail presents you is the fact that you never know your schedule from week to week, which slowly takes over your life. Now I will have the chance to do things I have been greatly missing, like getting more involved with the church, taking the dog to much-needed obedience classes, and spending time with Mike. I think I've rambled enough for one day, I'll probably have more to say about this later.
Yes, that's right, I've finally decided to get with the times and create a blog. Mostly I decided to do this because my life has been very interesting lately, and this is a whole lot easier than actually communicating with everyone I know. So now it's your own darn fault if you don't know what's going on in my life. I have decided what to do for my first "real" entry yet, but hopefully it'll be at least mildly interesting.