Thursday, June 27, 2013

This is goodbye, I guess.

I haven't posted to this blog since May last year.  I haven't even signed into Blogger since then I think.  My life took a pretty crazy turn, and I'm here to tell you about it.

I was working at Old Navy, as a merchandising specialist, I was trying to work as much as I possibly could, trying to save my money so that I could move.  I blew through my savings, was down to $500 dollars in there, I was desperate trying to find another job.  I was applying all sorts of different places, I had a few interviews, and was getting extremely discouraged.  And suddenly, I got a call from a job that I had applied for a few months prior to that.  I did a phone interview, and an in person interview the same day.  He gave me a day to think on it, and when I told him I was still interested, I went in that day and signed the paperwork.
Suddenly, I had a full time job.  Which meant suddenly I was working 50 hours a week, most times 6 days a week, in an industry that I knew nothing about, learning a whole new skill set.  Talk about intimidating.  So, as I'm sure you can imagine, everything else in my life was put on hold.  This was a huge adjustment, an adjustment that I admittedly did not take very well.

But I stopped reading.  I had no time and I was so stressed out, that I completely stopped reading, reviewing, I really didn't even get on the internet very much.  I just had no time, and I don't want to say I had lost interest, I just had no time for it.  The job stressed me out so much that I was a complete crazy person, I had no time for anything, I was overworked, underpaid, and completely miserable.  It started bleeding into other areas of my life, and on my birthday this year, I quit.  I was upset about taking a monstrous pay cut, but the money was not worth my happiness.  So, I am back at Old Navy and have been since February.  I love my job there and I'm hoping to be moved into higher management in the near future.  I also got engaged in March, so we are trying to move and plan a wedding.  I have an amazing life.

I still read, not as much as I would like, but I still read.  I loved keeping up with this blog, but it was impossible to do with that other job and though I'm sure I could manage it now if I wanted to, I don't think I want to.  Its's a joy to some of you and that is absolutely fantastic, but its not something I want to continue.  I'm also on a journey to lose a bunch of weight, my health was suffering, so a lot of my time is spent in the gym or communicating with my fitfam.

I'm not going to delete the blog completely, I'm going to let it stay, maybe some people will still find my reviews useful, but I will no longer be actively posting reviews.  I think I may start back up with the youtube channel, that felt like it was less time consuming. Anyway, thanks for all the support the blogosphere always gave me, I loved every minute of it and I still talk to several of you via goodreads and twitter!  It was fun, see ya around!
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