Well that was a long hiatus! Blogging is so...weird. I used to have a bagillion things to say about a bagillion things, and now I feel as though I don't. It's not that I don't have the same amount of musings or cerebral stimuli, but I must be getting it all out in my daily life rather than finding respite here at Blogger.
While I'm hesitant to make this post a mere 'update,' I'm sure all you readers (OK, reader) out there might want to know what the heck I've been up to since whenever it was I last wrote. Or maybe you don't. But that's the beauty of a blog.
This summer was pretty awesome. I went back east for two weeks, once again fulfilling role of daughter, granddaughter, cousin and niece. Oh, and bridesmaid. My cousin Katie got hitched to her new husband Andrew. It was a beautiful, southern wedding replete with multiple luncheons, bruncheons, receptions, rehearsals and Edenton, NC history. It was also the first time my mom and dad were both happily present at a family function since their seperation a few years ago...and, not that things had ever NOT been amicable between them, but this time they seemed very liberated. It was really nice to see them that way.
The rest of my trip involved some home time in Carlisle, another wedding in Syracuse, visiting Leah's hometown of Brookline/Boston, and spending the Fourth of July in our nation's capital. Needless to say, when I turned the rental car in at 2200 miles, I realized I had done what I set out to do.
Being back in SF the rest of the "summer," I've really been moved to search for a new job. I know it's important to stay somewhere for at least a year, but what to do when you have A) gotten your own job down to a "T" and B) know there's little room to "move up" at your company? And I've tried figuring out ways to help and collaborate more with my coworkers, but things move really slowly around here and people are hesitant to make changes. I feel that, at this point in my young career, I need to find an innovative place where there's a symbiotic relationship: I am challenged, engaged and therefore thriving, and the result of that contributes greatly to the company itself with the kick-back being more challenges and engagement.
It's in this way that I know I'm a good worker...I just haven't found my employer-counterpart. Maybe this is slightly idealistic, but even so, that's what I'm going after. Oh, and a writing/web-heavy job would be nice since, well, that's what I'm best at.
But it's all good. If we've talked on the phone lately you might be sick of hearing me say that I am absolutely in love with San Francisco. This city is full of so many beautiful things and awesome people; even a simple walk to a friend's house has at least one amazing view and a smile from a stranger.
Dear lord...I should probably go now on account of somehow being remarkably cheesy today. But I don't anticipate such long breaks between postings, so be sure to check in again soon. I promise I'll write something sarcastic.