So it's been a little while, lots of stuff happened since my last entry. So here's a quick little blog-update of what's been going on in Kim's world-
First, and most importantly, I have officially been dating Myles for over a year now. Our anniversary was on a Saturday (yay!) and we had an awesome time. I'm not going to go into huge detail, because I think Myles has already blogged about it so everyone who reads this knows already anyway, but I will say that my favorite part was the pictures. True, I am camera-shy and I was pretty nervous most of the time. Especially when it was time for me to have my picture taken alone. Let me tell you, that's a horrible thing for a camea-shy person, to have a professional photographer snapping picture after picture after picture and making small talk as if nothing's happening. Very very unnerving. Almost every picture she took of me showed how nervous I was. But we got one good one anyway, and that's all we wanted. There's also a picture of Myles that I think is perfect, and some of us that look very sweet. It's a very romantic thing, having a portrait taken with someone you love. I'm glad we did it.
On the work/school front, the opposition has begun. My co-workers asked me when I was going back to class, and I told them I've decided not to go this semester, and let me tell you it wasn't good. They're practically threatening me to make me go back to school. Even my boss said that I "have to take at least one class, two would be better". I'm trying not to make too big a deal out of it, so I haven't said much. But I still think that I need the break. I'm learning a lot at work right now that I think is better than courses for me. My coworkers don't think so . I've realized in talking with them that they don't think much of their job, or what they do. The office manager doesn't have a college degree, and she's disappointed with herself because of that. She seems to think that she would be doing so much better, or making so much more money than she is right now if she had gone to college. I don't really understand that, because I think she's got a great job. She's the manager for crying out loud. I would love to have her job. There's also this attitude that I run into so often that you have to have The Degree. That you're a nobody if you don't have The Degree. That you're uneducated, doomed to be an underling... Well I don't know. As far as school and work go, I'm going to stick to the path I've chosen. I'm going to continue to enjoy this break I'm taking, and hopefully do even better at work. I'm still hoping to get that apprenticeship. It's just a waiting game right now.
I have one month left at my current place of residence. In September my roomies and I are moving into a different apartment over by the fire station. I'm pretty excited about it, except that I'm going to miss the place we've been in. It's about twice the size of the place we're going to, and much nicer. But it's also 1800 a month if we stay. Forget it! I'll take the tiny but affordable apartment, thank you. I'm starting to plan in my mind all the things we need to get done this month- the phone, internet, PG&E, etc... plus all the packing we're going to have to do. I think I'd like to get a small u-haul , even though it's not very far. The fewer trips we make, the better. And I've seen that you can get one for moves in-town for only 20 bucks. Nice. So maybe we'll do that. I'm gonna run it by the girls first, but I think it's a good idea. I'm probably also going to break down and start paying for an internet connection. I've missed not being able to chat or surf whenever I want to. Ah well. I hope I'm going to be able to pay for everything I need to pay for. The past two months have been difficult for me financially. I don't make that much as a receptionist, and I have a lot of stuff I'm paying for. True, none of them are costing me that much by themselves, but they add up. My car, insurance, gas, health insurance, phone, food, rent.... Yeah it's all adding up. And I'm being about as frugal as I can be. I think it's just too soon yet to see how my finances balance out. I'll be able to do it. I just need time.
So let's see... boyfriend, work, school, money.... yeah, I've covered pretty much everything that's been on my mind lately. That means the only thing I have left to talk about is the choir. Tuesday night we sang for the very first time at the Fair! It was awesome!!! And the best part was, that one of the altos who had a solo couldn't make it, so my dad asked me to cover for her. Can you imagine? My very first solo ever was at the Mid State Fair! So much for starting out with something easy and not-intimidating. It was difficult because it wasn't the solo I've been practicing for the last 6 weeks, and I only got one week's notice that I would be singing. So that was a little nerve-racking. But I did allright. It wasn't a very long solo, and I knew it pretty well already. I thought my voice sounded a little bit weak, but from what people are telling me, it didn't come through. Which is good. I still have my heart set on that other solo I like so much. It was hard to stand in the choir and listen to someone else singing it. But I'm hopeful that I'll get a chance someday. Hopefully I've proven now that I really am soloist material, and my dad will consider me more seriously for the bigger ones. I think that he'll be using the song I like in the next easter program, if he does i'm going to ask him to audition me again. But that's not until next year. I've got plenty of time to keep practicing.
So that's it. Myles tells me I have internet conection again, so I can finally post this and go have some breakfast. I'm soooooo hungry. mmmmmmm, food....