Yikes this feels weird. Why does it feel like a whole lifetime has passed in the 8 months since I’ve last blogged? Probably because a lot of big life things happened for me since May.
For starters, I graduated from college.
On May 4th, 2018 I graduated from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a public relations concentration.
I also got my first “big girl” job in June.
I really dislike that phrase–it’s a bit too cutesy for me, but alas, I am a Customer Success Something-or-other, which basically translates to: I train people on the phone how to use an online portal. Sounds a little boring, I guess, but I was surprised at how much I like it. I love the people I work with (I mean, I guess I have to say that because two of my co-workers are my parents), but really, it is a great first job.
I, uh, also had surgery in August.
August 8, 2018, I had weight loss surgery. For some reason typing that out was 100 times easier than any conversation I’ve had about it. I’m really excited about it, actually. It has been such a blessing, and I have absolutely zero regrets about the whole thing. In fact, it has probably been the single greatest decision I’ve ever made. I’ll probably do a blog post on that separately one day.
I went to New York for the first time (I don’t really count the time we drove through the city on our way home from a wedding where the only stops we made were to hop out and buy an “I love NY” sweatshirt and to pee in Trump Tower).
In November, I met up with my two best friends, Amberlyn and Cassandra. It was such a whirlwind of a weekend where we sight-saw, I got a blister that popped while we were walking which was SO FUN, and oh yeah, I SAW ADAM-FUCKING-DRIVER PERFORM.
And on a less fun note, my grandpa passed away on Christmas Eve.
His loss was painful, and even though he was a quiet guy, his absence is deafening. But, it was great to start 2019 with my family, honoring and celebrating his life.
I promise to write more. In fact, one of my resolutions (blog post coming soon) was to revive Catastrophe & Pie, so now I can check that off haha Also, I hope you enjoy the new logo.
Until next time,