Life is...well, interesting.
I haven't felt like blogging. Shame, cause I started off so well, ensuring that I dedicated myself here a few times a week. But, the last few weeks have been spent dealing with the real world.
I got fired from my job. Okay, not really. But, sort of. The school district where I work is being forced to make 175 job cuts in order to shave dollars off of their budget for next school year. All new employees hired within the last year or so were let go. We had a choice to either let them terminate us for budgetary reasons or to voluntarily resign so that we wouldn't have a "termination" on our records. I chose the latter.
The strange thing is, I may be back there next year. My position as a Speech Pathologist is a necessary one, because kids must, by law, receive speech services. If they fire me, they won't have anyone to provide those services. But, due to a long list of legal reasons (that are too convoluted to list here), the district had to fire me only to probably rehire me. Gah. Of course, in the meantime, I'm out of a job and have to decide whether to wait on being rehired or to seek alternative employment opportunities in the off chance that I cannot return to my job. It's a fucked-up situation that has caused great amounts of stress and grief in our family during what is supposed to be a very exciting time.
I really should say, I think everything will work out. We'll be fine. And I'm really not too worried about next year because being an SLP affords me many work opportunities, I'm nothing if not determined, and I'll find something else if things don't work exactly the way I hope with my current school district.
With all that I've said above, I'll state that something incredibly positive has come out of the past few weeks.
I have developed an extreme sense of comfort and trust in my relationship with UncleR. I don't mean that in the way most people may imagine I mean it when I use the words "comfort and trust". Instead, I mean that after choosing to live a single life for a very long time, it has been an eye opening experience to have someone in your life who supports you through and walks with you during difficult times in your journey. I have always relied on myself (and of course, continue to do so) in difficult situations, but having a partner in life, who is there when I have come home in a bad mood, or who is there when I needed to vent, or who agreed with me heartily when I called an overindulgent co-worker a bitch...it's sort of...nice.
So, anyway, I haven't felt like blogging. And I didn't feel I could return here after a few weeks off without discussing what's been keeping me away.
But, many exciting things are happening in the very near future. First, next week, all 4 of us (me, UncleR, J and Big C) are traveling to San Antonio for Fiesta on the Riverwalk. I predict lots of music, good times and margaritas.
And then, 2 months from today, I marry my very best friend. So, while life has thrown us some curveballs, it's still pretty fuckin' awesome.
I promise next blog I'll be back to ranting on things that matter to more people than just me. Consider yourself warned. ;)