Friday, January 15, 2010

Check Another Off the List!

My life seems to be turning upside down lately. So many changes!

Go here to check out what I asked Santa to bring me for Christmas.

Three days after I wrote that post, I signed up for Match.com. The next day, I "met" Sam. Now Sam and I are dating. I'm thisclose to calling him my boyfriend. Darn trust issues. If not for them and the fact that he's acting a little "different" (according to my darn trust issues), I'd probably find it easier to call him my boyfriend. Close enough. Check off "A Boyfriend". Thank you, Santa.

Christmas night, I flew to Paris. I had a wonderful trip. It was everything I could have ever hoped for in the fulfillment of this lifetime dream. I swear I'll write a post someday telling you more about the trip and will post some pictures. So, trip to France...done. Check that off the list. Merci beaucoup, Pere Noel!

Yesterday, I was offered a job at the local university in the HR department. I accepted it and will start February 1st. It pays less than what I make right now, but the benefits are absolutely awesome. I'll have health benefits for the first time since I was booted off my mom's insurance. I'll also have retirement, life insurance, and free tuition for classes. I'm going to apply for the MBA program and start taking a class at a time starting this summer or fall. And, now that I have my foot in the door, so to speak, it will be easier to get a position that pays more. So, check yet another item off my wish list! Santa, really, you've outdone yourself. Thank you a million times over!

I'm not holding my breath for the maid; however, because of my decreased income, I'm going to start looking for a roommate. Maybe she'll be a clean freak (in a non-obsessive way) and will be almost like a maid...that pays me rent. :) And, I didn't get Mario Kart for Christmas but I got something that is even more beneficial...Wii Fit! I've used it several times so far and really enjoy it. It's not mega difficult but I can still get a good workout.

Seriously, I've been blessed.

Hope you guys are all being equally blessed!

11 comments:

Emily said...

Congrats Julie. Sounds like life is really going good for you. I hope you enjoy your new job. :)

KieraAnne said...

That's awesome! I'm glad you got so many of the things you wanted this year. Keep us updated on all of the exciting changes!

Kate Weber said...

I'm glad, babe! I'm happy that you got so many things that you wanted, and hope that you continue to receive them! Love you!

Mellissa said...

I'm glad you met Sam, so glad you are working on campus (benefits outweigh a higher paying job in my book and I will definitely check up on you!), and really glad you enjoyed Paris. And I love the Wii Fit also. You should come over and play Wii Sports Resort! If you've played the Wii Sports and liked it, you'll love this!

Sarah said...

What hasn't changed?! (other than your charming personality)

Framed said...

I'm so glad you got the job. Being unhappy at work is such a drain.

Melissa said...

Congrats on all accounts! What exciting new, boyfriend, new job, fabulous trip and fun games, what more could use ask for, other than a maid. I am so happy for you and how things are going for you!

I think that my next purchase for the Wii will be the Wii fit or fit plus. No more games for the kiddos, time for me!

Alyson said...

Exciting!! I wish Santa would have brought a trip for me...wasn't that on your list? JK. I'm so happy for all your exciting new changes.

tearese said...

aw, I thought you were going to talk more about France. Lots of cool stuff going on in life though, so awesome for you!

Jen said...

Okay, so I found your other blog. Congrats on your new job (again)! My mom is excited. You pretty much blew away the other contestants. And on the boyfriend, of course. Next time I'm around, I'll have to try and give you a call.

Wendy said...

Yeah!!! What an awesome Christmas bonus!!