Woo Hoo!

24 10 2010

So, two things: I’m now in Muskogee and Kenny and I have decided to hold off on our engagement.

It’s not that we aren’t happy or crazy about each other. Both are true. We just felt that we’d rushed into that level of commitment way too soon. Actually, Kenny moved here to be with me. It helps that he has a totally decent job and he really likes it here. While I get homesick at times and miss places like Hot Topic and Starbucks, he’s totally worth it.

Kenny works at American Foundry on the mold line. It’s dirty, rough, and dangerous but he enjoys it. The pay is fair and he gets pretty good benefits. I’m back at KMart. I’m not sure what my position is there – I thought I got hired for shoes but I’ve been working as a cashier quite a bit lately. Oh well. It’s a job.

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I’m really trying here, folks.

4 08 2010

Well, I’ve gone ahead and told my friends and family about my engagement. They’re not exactly as happy as I’d hoped.

I guess I can sort of see it from their point of view. I joined that program and essentially disappeared from their lives (or came close). Now here I am with a fiance that they’ve never met. As bad as my relationships in the past 10 years have been, I suppose they might have grounds for worry.

I never in a million years thought I’d be getting engaged to a guy less than 2 months after meeting him. I’m incredibly relationship-shy. I honestly thought that after Eric I’d need a very long time to recuperate, and that no man would ever compare to him. So I can see why they’d wonder what this was all about.

What’s hard to explain is that I have learned to trust my instinct. It has never been wrong before.  My instinct says that Kenny is The One. And those who have see us together understand what we have. I guess it’s just a matter of letting them meet him so that they can be assured that he’s genuinely nice and that we’re amazing together.





Back from the ether.

2 08 2010

I’ve actually been back online for a week now, and I figure most of my readership is linked to me on Facebook. So the vast majority probably know all about what’s going on in my life already.

For those of you who don’t:

  1. I have been absent so long because I was in a ‘life recovery/discipleship program’. Bah. That place (not naming names, it’s actually affiliated with a prominent OKC charitable organization) essentially runs a rehab. Which would be great if I had addiction issues. As much as these people tried to convince me that I did, or that I needed a year in, essentially, a jail/mental ward/boot camp, I just was not buying it. Not that it was all bad. Made lots of friends. 🙂
  2. I’ve met someone new. We’re madly in love and we can’t wait to get married. Kenny is my soul mate. He’s AMAZING. He’s cute, funny, smart, and compassionate.
  3. I’ve decided that I’m gonna stop wasting my time with these jobs and get on with my career. I’m going into nursing. I start CNA school in September.

That’s it, in a nutshell.