The past month has brought a lot of change into my life. I’m still trying to adjust to it all. I’ve also been keeping mum about it, on purpose. I have a habit of counting my chickens before they hatch. Call it perpetual optimism but I also assume things work out and when they don’t I end up crushed. Vahid is constantly telling me not to get my hopes up but I never listen. I usually roll my eyes and grump at him.
It feels like getting engaged was a catalyst causing major changes. Since becoming engaged I started seeing an orthodontist and will be getting braces in the month. That’s major enough and, honestly, something I thought would never happen. It means when I get married I will be in braces, but it also means that at some point I won’t be ashamed of my smile. Of course my smile will never be perfect because I have some skeletal issues but it will be better than it is now.
I have also turned down a job offer. The situation wasn’t the best and the offer was pretty laughable. I would have to get a second job on top of that job to be able to pay my bills. Later that week I attended a job fair and got some pretty good leads and several interview offers. I’m pursuing one and I have an interview Tuesday. I’m pretty confident that I’ll get it because it’s a customer service position that’s pretty much my entire job history and I’m pretty good at it. It’s a temp to hire position so if all goes well I’ll get a permanent offer in 90 days after I start. If I get the job in the first place.
Vahid also has some other job offers in the works. It’s pretty exciting and scary. Maybe one day he’ll actually blog and then the internet will rejoice.
I’ve also been doing some wedding planning. Right now the only thing I want to do is find a venue. I have about five that are at the top of the list but I haven’t made appointments to see them because I have no down payments or anything yet. Plus we aren’t getting married this year so I’m not in a huge rush. After I find a venue a lot of other things will become easier to plan.
I’m still working on getting back into a healthy weight. I’ve started to learn some new kettlebell moves and really ramped up my workouts. I slipped a lot during this month with sweets and I’m hoping to fix that in February with a lot more focus on meal planning. I have some recipes I’m dying to try. I’ve pinned some if you care to look through. (Along with a lot of sweets.)
This is going to be my year. Our year. I can feel it.