The one where i write another life recap

Hello World,

Turns out that I’m the worst blogger in the world and the kind of person that literally lets months and months get away from me! I’ve got some life updates to share that will inform the next few blog posts so bare wtih me. It’s also fitting that the end of the year is upon us and it’s a good time to reflect on the year that has passed and how the year has changed us for better or worse.

Here are a few highlights to catch you all up:

  • I broke up with the guy who inspired the previous dating and DTR posts
    • It was amicable and needed and i instantly became so much happier
  • I became vegan for a month
    • September was a very, very long month
  • I got all four wisdom teeth removed
    • I have a lovely story about how the anesthesia wouldn’t take (ask me later about that)
  • I got a new job! Now I work in the heart of SF – Union Square 🙂
    • This cuts down my commute to 17 minutes by foot
  • I ran a terrible half marathon and 10 mile race
    • i’ve let my exercise habits go down the drain (the new year will, like always, be a year of fitness)
  • I started dating a lovely guy whom i thought would last slightly longer than the others only to again, not last, and leave me wondering what the hell is wrong with me
  • I got a tattoo!!!! If you know me IRL you know how big of a freakin deal this is
  • I officially finished paying off all of my debt
    • This includes student loans and credit cards

That about sums up the past five months that I have been away. In hindsight, a lot more than I thought happened to me. All of these things are pretty life altering and memorable and I’m glad to be writing them down.

More to come!

-SVW

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The JOB

 

Hi World,

Last we spoke (six months ago -_-), I mentioned that I had just accepted a new position! Turns out it has been one of the best decisions I could have ever made. I absolutely love what I do. I could have done with not having to start at the bottom of the totem pole, but alas it keeps my ego in check.

I work for a public relations agency that specializes in enterprise technology. It’s a wonderful combination of extremely nerdy, techy subjects and the fuzzy writing, strategy and brainstorming that I enjoy. I think it suits me very well and I’m happy to report that I have zero inkling of ever wanting to do anything else 🙂 I will admit that I’ve let my life become all about my JOB. I talk about it incessantly, and yes, it’s annoying.

I’ve let this new job consume my life for a few reasons:

  • It’s a bitch of a commute so I feel like I have little time to do fun things during the week
  • It’s easier to say you have work to do than put in the effort to see friends
  • I suck at dating and am tired of meeting the same kind of guy over and over again
    • Disclaimer: I know not all men are like this, but most are so noncommittal and aloof that I literally can’t even.
      • yes, “literally can’t even” is a phrase that I use in all seriousness
  • I am lazy

After a few months of getting into the groove of work and over the hump of the holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) I decided to be more social. I’ve been actively accepting all invites to hangout with friends and have even made some great new friends at work. AND I decided to hop back into the dating game with two feet. This is San Francisco, so of course I signed up for some dating apps. Let’s not get crazy and actually meet people IRL, who does that anymore?

Next post: More On Dating!

-SVW