Monday, September 13, 2010
Brand New Life
I am sorry everybody it has taken me so long to blog, but I am back! I have had so many changes take place in my life. Three weeks ago I had about 14 inches of my hair cut off and I got this cute little Louise Brooks bob, to show... hey... not only am I changing on the inside I am on the outside too.
My journey all starts over a year ago really when I lost my job (it was one of those jobs where my job was my identity). I struggled and searched to find a job and ended up with temporary jobs and part time stuff but nothing really permanent and nothing really lasted for to long. In May I finally found a wonderful job that I love. It is a permanent, full time position with a family run company that has been around since 1932. I do office work, funny thing is that I work with numbers everyday (even help out with payroll - scary) and I have always been terrified of numbers! I have taken college placement tests and I am at a 3rd grade level in math but in reading and writing I placed at the highest level possible which I guess is like a professor or something...hehehe, this I find amusing because that is before I went through my college courses.
Then in July I broke off an 8 month relationship that was not serving me well in life, this was a very hard thing to do but it had to be done. One thing I need to mention with this is that at least the person I broke it off with, he and I were able to not only remain friends but we are actually best friends.
Next...at the beginning of August I moved into an apartment directly above where I work (the people I work for own the whole building including my apartment). They say my apartment was built prior to the 1930's, I really do not know how old it is but it is so cute and so vintage! I would say it is probably about a 100 years old but I love it. The view I have is so Blade Runner (If you have been following my blog for a while now you will know Blade Runner is one of my all time favorite movies and I like to make references to it every now and again) so that makes it pretty darn cool. Now lets talk about commutes....I went from a 2 hour round trip commute by bus to a 2 minute commute by foot. That was 10 hours a week out of my life spent on the bus. It does not get any better then that considering I do not own a car. Plus a very big bonus is I live within walking distance of down town Portland, I just walk over the Burnside bridge and in about 7 minutes or less, I am there.
The picture above was taken this past Saturday 9-11-2010 at a live art show I was a model in. Being a live art model is a lot of fun (I get paid, a free drink, and to meet fun artistic types) people come to draw, paint, and photograph. This photo was taken by a participant by the name of Linda. Clothing was provided by me from my ever expanding vintage addiction *cough, cough...ahem, I mean collection!
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