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Holy shit. 5 years? I could ask where the time has gone but I know exactly where it went. These five years have been a roller coaster.
My first job living back in Dallas only lasted two weeks. It was at a gift shop called Texas Treasures. My potential obviously exceeded their expectations and I was “let go.” My second job was for an ATM software company and lasted a year and a half before they laid me off. The job I decided to take after unemployment was for a fashion designer. That didn’t last very long because she was bat-shit crazy and, needless to say, I had to resign. Subsequently, I tackled administrative support, once again, for a life insurance company. At last, a stable job. Nine months had gone by and they had to let me go. Darn my friggin’ luck. I had the best boss and was really starting to like those people.
I was unemployed again and looking for the right fit. I finally got the opportunity to make a movie with my best friend, now boyfriend. I’m only adding that to the list because it was a lot work! It didn’t pay at all but the result is matchless. Making that movie with him was probably a highlight of my life. Money was dwindling down to nothing. I was working odd jobs for an interior designer in Highland Park. (Let’s call that the Beverly Hills of Dallas.) But, since rich people go to Aspen in the summer, I knew I had to find a job quick. Luckily, one of my temp agencies called with a temporary job reviewing loans at a downtown bank. It was my speed but they started to lay off people so I knew I had to get out of there.
I’ve bought two new cars since I’ve been back in Dallas. My first new car was an Electric Wasabi-colored Scion XD. That car was my baby until August of this year. I decided I needed something more mature, hence the glorious black Toyota Camry SE that now treats me well.
I finally got to see the concrete jungle that is New York in 2009. My mom got remarried last year so I got to visit New York again because her now-husband’s family lives there. They’ve also moved into a beautiful new condo not too far from where I live. I really enjoy them being so close. I started painting this year. I’ve done four geometric abstract art pieces that I hope to sell on Etsy or something. Ask me about them and I’ll send you a picture.
I was eager to see Anthony Jeselnik, Childish Gambino, Doug Benson, Mike Birbiglia, Bo Burnham and Kevin Smith. They did not disappoint. I bowled for the first time last year since I was probably six. It hurts my wrist. I probably won’t ever do that again anytime soon.
I fell in love with my best friend of 16 years. We adore each other immensely. I comforted him last year with the loss of his dad. It was really hard and still is. I never thought we’d end up together. Now, we talk about engagement rings and our future kids.
I started exercising last year. I wish it were instilled in me that exercise is the most important thing for your body and mind. It has definitely been a struggle but I lost 33 pounds. Of course, there are times where working out is the last thing on my mind, but every time I go on a walk or lift weights, it always makes me feel better. I think the key is to have a good support system around you to keep you accountable. I dropped two dress sizes and it feels great. I don’t see any reason why I can’t maintain and lose more!
I (seriously) started wearing makeup and taking care of my skin last year too. My co-worker encouraged me to wear fancier makeup, like the kind you don’t buy at CVS. Needless to say, Sephora was extremely overwhelming but now I can’t seem to walk out of that damn place without spending over $100.00. I feel like I don’t need a ton of makeup but I sure like the compliments!
As of now, I’m gainfully employed at a Purchasing Management company where I expedite purchase orders for fancy hotels and casinos, internationally. I love the chaos and paperwork. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the movies with my boyfriend, scrapbooking and painting. I’m looking forward to the holidays.
Thank you for reading! Here’s to the next five years!