Done is my first day of work!
It was raining but I was still able to make it with 10 minutes to spare. There was a staff meeting scheduled. Breakfast potluck! A few people decided to pitch in for Porto’s. They ordered potato balls and meat pies. Someone also mixed drinks: cider, OJ, and a raspberry. Talk about GOOD MORNING WAKE UP CALL!
They also took me out to lunch.
On the work side of things. I had no log-in or set-up but I was able to get my feet wet. Looked through bank statements and did some daily reconciliations. No journal entries yet though.
Day two tomorrow.
I haven’t updated in quite a while. I took a break because of my CPA exam which I PASSED! I do have another one tentatively scheduled for Jan/Feb. Depends on the progress I make on those long lectures and heavy workbooks.
Today is my last day of work. It has been a month shy of two years. I am thankful for the job I did have. It enabled me to study and pay off my student loans. I learned new software and honed my reconciliation skills. Definitely provided me examples of how I’m a self-starter and reliable. Unfortunately, office politics and my principles win out despite the free breakfast, free lunch, healthcare paid costs, PERS, and minimal gas expenses. I can no longer handle working for the department or the district.
Actually, I’m really hating these government jobs. Great benefits but I get a clear view of the underlying causes of bankruptcy and debt in the state.
Today, I opened up a goodie bag from my co-worker. It was filled with snacks to eat at work and something to wear for work. She also made me homemade fudge! I also received a shaped bamboo plant in a vase artistically filled with rocks and marbles. I’m going to miss the people I work with, but change is good and I’m excited!
Monday morning, I will be a Staff Accountant for the YMCA. I’m excited. I will be commuting by bus. It cost me $105 for a monthly unlimited bus pass. I will no longer experience stress over driving or traffic. I will sit and relax. Maybe I’ll sleep, read, or study. Anything at that point is better than driving in traffic; I should say sitting in traffic!
Continuing my journey of life: the good, bad, ugly, funny and entertaining. No doubt, there will be the entertaining!
It’s official! As of today, I am no longer paying for student loans!
Three years after graduation.
Two different jobs.
Took a cruise to Mexico.
A trip to Chicago for July 4th and SC to my alma mater.
Next up my CPA exam!
Day 25 My biggest pet peeve that has nothing to do with blogging, being online, computers or anything else related to the Internet is…
Drivers. They drive me CRAZY. Those that drive in the fast lane at 10-15mph SLOWER than the posted speed. Drivers that hesitate at the green light. There are so many other cars behind you that want to get through too! PAY ATTENTION! Drivers that are clearly distracted either by their phone or their kids yelling at each other in the back seat.
Day 21: The person or persons that do not read my blog but I wish he/she/they would is…
I’ve been in the right place at the right time several times for some opportune blogging letters. I would love to open up my email and find a comment from Starbucks girl or what Best Buy Guy thinks since he would read I used him to cross something off my bucket list…
Day 22 — Allowing another person to fully love me means they must…
To me, when someone has fully loved me that means they’ve seen me at my best and my worst: financially, spiritually, mentally, physically, psychologically and actually stuck with me.
I’m easily open with my worst features… I like scaring people off weeds out the people you don’t want in your life. Although sometimes it may seem I’m at my best; I haven’t given it to you. I’ve saved that part of myself for people who I want to do all for.
Day 23 — Allowing another person to fully love me means I must…
Trust them. To let them in my life. To share things about myself that very few people know. As I’ve explained to a potential boyfriend…you don’t understand the trek it is into my life. There’s a castle with a tall tower before you get to the castle there’s a moat and a wall as thick and high as the wall of China. By the way, at the bottom of the tower is a dragon.
Day 24 — Given the choice between having to live the rest of my life without my voice, or living the rest of my life without the ability to hear, I would choose…
To lose my voice, willingly. Words are so easily said and unable to be taken back…
Sounds are beautiful gorgeous things I cannot imagine not being able to hear an orchestra or the boom that comes with fireworks.
**I’m not completely back I did pass my test that I took in May and I’ve been recuperating from having to be at the computer 24/7 (sometimes it feels like that) I deactivated my FB so I had to get in some procrastination time somehow…)
Day 20 — I’m half naked, cold, tired, hungry, hurt, wet and just washed up on a deserted island. The first things I need to do to survive is…
Get dry… I freak out when I’m sticky and wet. Then thinking about sand sticking to me. Then not knowing how I’m going to be found. This thought process is just going downhill.
Definitely, get dry. Find water. Are there berries around, nonpoisonous of course… Who knows how long I’d be able to survive? I’m going to find out the hard way…
I apologize for my lack of posts. I’ve been studying nonstop for my REG test I’m taking on May 29th. Almost exactly one month from now and I dove into stress, freak out, cram mode last week!
Day 19 — The film that best describes how my day-to-day life feels is…
I must confess I needed help on this one. So, I asked my boyfriend, the film guru. Anyway, he suggested Despicable Me… at first I was like, WHAT? Then he explained… well your family is pretty crazy and you deal with them everyday…
The more I thought about it the more I agreed. My family is crazy and they are definitely a handful. My siblings can be overbearing
all the time sometimes to the point that when they ask me to take them somewhere I drop them off and leave I am somehow coerced into staying and spending money on them.
I suppose you can say I come off as Gru. Completely evil except when it comes to my family;
I will run you over. I will definitely stand up for them and fight their fight for them or alongside them.
At the end of the day, I shake my head at them but inside I’m grateful for them.