Nor’easter 2016

If there’s one good thing that came out of this snowstorm, it’s that I was able to drink all the wine while trapped in the house.

Nah, I’m kidding. I drink wine any time I want. Anywhere I want.

IMG_20160124_211253I was grateful for many things over the weekend.

  1. Having a house to protect me and my family from severe weather conditions.
  2. Being able-bodied enough to shovel out my car from under the snow.
  3. Sisters to talk about how handsome Obi-Wan Kenobi is.
  4. Listening to my mom’s advice and staying home Friday night.
  5. A stocked-up pantry full of chocolate cookies and blood oranges.
  6. Having time to knit a scarf.
  7. An understanding significant other.
  8. Saving up enough money to buy a phone, which I got to play over the weekend.

I don’t have pictures of the snowstorm because I learned that if you take your phone where there’s 2 feet of snow, it might will drop out of your hands and it will sink all the way to the bottom.

After 4 hours and 30 minutes of shoveling, my fingers don’t move the same way it used to. My phone may have survived, but my body has not.

I started writing this before the wine, and now I’m finished… It’s probably time for me to go.

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Haircut is a Good Change

It’s been 3 months since my last post. In the last 3 months, I…

  • Cut my hair (and parted with 12 inches)
  • Punched a guy in the face (for good reason)
  • Got a new job

I know, a new job!

I finally traded in my teaching gig for an office job at a law firm. Is this the job I dreamed of working? Not particularly. Was I feeling spontaneous, having hit the quarter-life mark? Maybe.

Yes.

This is the first job I’ve had where I could sit down for more than 10 minutes at a time. I was beyond excited to rest my lazy butt on a cushy leather chair, and stare into the mesmerizing computer screen for hours a day.

Well, it got boring quick. Truth be told, it was probably because I was still training and learning, and there was not much I could do to completely fill in my 9-hour days. It took me a while to pick up on the order of things and learn the workings of the office. I’m still learning how to handle cases and clients without supervision. What if I say something terribly wrong, unauthorized and unprofessional? I’m slowly getting over my fear of picking up the phone with answers I may not have. I’m practicing using my mother tongue. I’m stumbling over every other word and forgetting to use honorifics, but this is half the reason why I got the job.

Pursuing law did cross my mind at some point in the past. This change in employment is me peering out a window to the world of law and real estate.

If I like what I see and decide it’s something I want, I’ll join the world (after hours of studying and reading and being addicted to coffee again).

If I don’t like it, I’ll grow from experience and pursue a different talent of mine.

Oh 2016, challenge me and teach me. Give me a willing heart to learn.