Sunday, March 10, 2013
I don't handle change well. Even when it's good change there is a certain period of adjustment. I am a creature of habit and like to have a semi-predictable schedule. There have been a lot of changes in my life recently that I feel the need to catch everyone up on.
Firstly: Book Girl has a boyfriend. It's not that I hadn't tried, and I met some very nice people who were by all appearances perfect for me. But, as some of you know, since my divorce the idea of a relationship is something that would strike fear into my heart and cause me to run in the other direction. However, last May I met someone that didn't make me want to run. It's partly the timing. I think that I was finally ready to begin healing and moving on. But it's also him. He didn't push me to move faster than I was willing to go and is quite literally the absolute sweetest man I have ever met.
Secondly: Book Girl now has a BA in English Literature. Yeah, that's right. I graduated in December, after much hard work, and have decided to take a break from school for now. Sitting in class with all those 18-21 year olds made me feel old!
Thirdly: Book Girl now has a full-time job. I have student loans to pay back, the rent is due, someone has to buy the cat food, and there are books to be purchased and read. The company for which I was already working hired me full-time as a pharmacy technician.
What does this mean for you? I have discovered that the second and third changes mean that I have a lot more free time than I did previously. Working 40 hours a week is nothing compared to working part-time and going to school full-time! However, the boyfriend is taking up a lot of that new found time. I am slowly settling into a schedule of working, reading, writing, blogging and cuddling. Almost every Saturday is going to be a no internet, no phone, no television day. These days will be set aside primarily for reading, writing and getting things done around the house, ie: laundry and bathroom cleaning. So, things should be picking up around here and falling into a somewhat more predictable schedule.