Well hello everyone! It seems like it has been such a long time since I was a “blogger” but in reality I stopped posting to my last blog only seven months ago. I started a blog while I was studying abroad in Spain three years ago (three years…whoa time flies!) and then continued using my blog space as an outlet for my emotions during the intense rollar-coaster ride I was on in my life. Now I am on much, MUCH, more stable ground and wanted to start fresh, anew, with a cleaner perspective on life, love and happiness.
So where am I at now? What new chapter in my life am I taking that encourages me to start a new blog? Well, that would be my career. I just received my Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan on April 30, 2011. After studying for six years at the University and in Ann Arbor I am truly closing one chapter in my life, for good. I love Ann Arbor and will miss it, my friends, my classmates, my campus, my close proximity to my family. Now I am packing up all of my belonging in a 6’x7’x8′ cube and transporting myself to embark on the next chapter of my life in Seattle, Washington!!!! I couldn’t be more excited, or more nervous.
Everything seems to be falling into place for me these days. I finished school, I got my dream job at a structural engineering firm in downtown Seattle (seriously across the street from the Seattle Art Museum) and found the perfect roommate and condo through U of M friends. After a lot of stress, waiting, and overanalyzing the whole job search thing everything just magically found its appropriate place. Thus, I really do need to trust that He knows what is best for me and will see that I get that if I trust in Him. Now, I am not that spiritual, but that is something I have been working on. Trusting in Him and others.
So I currently am in a state of transition. I now have a week and a half left to spend time with friends and family while staying at my parent’s home. I am actually packing up and shipping out my Upack cube today and tomorrow and then will fly out to Seattle Memorial Day weekend. Until then I expect a lot of grilling out and family dinners, seeing my best friends one more time, and hopefully enjoying the nice summer weather that should be coming our way. I want to make the most of my short time at home before my visits with them are decreased substantially.
Mostly I am using this blog for me but if readers enjoy my adventures then that is an added bonus in my book. I used to photograph my daily foods but I am really trying to divert the attention away from the food. Instead I hope to add pictures of everything I’m doing or of interest to me. I hope to capture glimpses of this new life. And yes, I am sure that some of those pictures will be food, food enjoyed eating out or when I am inspired to cook up something truly inventive or delicious, but it just won’t be everyday or heaven forbid every meal. I want to have my blog to look at and observe if I am keeping social, active, and adventurous. If my blog is boring than that is indication that I need to step it up in life. I’m going to be in a new city I do not know, with several acquaintances but lots of people I need to meet, and yes, I am still single too. This is my chance to discover all of my true loves and really be on the pursuit of happiness!