Reflecting on 2011

Whew. I’m glad that 2011 is ending. While it’s not been a super horrible year, it’s been frustrating. To recap…

There were some good times though…

Some friendships were strengthened (yay!), while some frayed (boo). I hate that there are people that I’m not as close to know as I was a year ago, but I honestly believe that maybe now is not our time. Our time may have already passed or it may happen again in the future. I’m not going to stress about it (too much) and wish those friends nothing but love and happiness.

I’m physically stronger and healthier than I was this time last year.

I didn’t write as much here as I had hoped.

In all, I’d say this year was a wash. Stay tuned for my post tomorrow about the things I’m looking forward to in 2012.


Creative Commons License photo credit: Maarten Danial

Gainfully Employed

I’m back.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I have a new job and started there on Monday. Due to my good reputation, complementary words from now former colleagues, and my interpersonal and technical skills, I secured a new position with a related organization in an operations role. I didn’t take any time off between the two jobs and spent my week immersed in a new office culture up to my eyeballs in Excel spreadsheets. Change is hard. I’m exhausted and I’m glad the weekend is here.

Thank you, dear readers, for your kind words and assistance over the last four weeks.

Hang onto your hat!

[This is a heavily edited version of the unposted draft I wrote when I got home from work on Friday, February 18, 2011. I waited a few days for my anger to subside, am editing, and posting it today (2/21/11). If you’ve talked to me in real life since Friday, thank you for your kind words.]

I’ve long joked that there are two stable industries in this town: working for the federal government and working for a labor union. Well, the joke’s on me this time. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

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