Sunday, September 28, 2008

I resigned from my job on Friday. I have worked there for almost 6 years so this is a big deal for me. It was one of the hardest things i've ever had to do, because it's a very family-like business, so everyone there is a friend as well as a colleague.

I'm not really sure how I feel about it all yet. It's a bit hard to say. My boss chose not to announce it to everyone on Friday, which was odd, so I don't yet have the total sense of this being real that I would have if everyone knew.

I have another job to go to, so at least i'm not stressing about money, but i do feel incredibly sad about leaving. I hope this feeling doesn't hang around for the next four weeks, it's not a nice way to be feeling.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

I am so so so so so so glad to be home from Sydney.
Melbourne, I love you.

The Continuing Adventures of Ingrid & Boris

Saturday, September 13, 2008

At the end of last year, I attended the wedding of Ingrid and Boris. I've know Ingrid since high school (which I realised this weekend was a scarily long time ago), but we don't get to catch up as much as we used to. She's the kind of friend that I usually catch up with at parties and special events like weddings and birthdays, and occasionally I’ll send her an email to see what she's up to and how she and Boris are doing. I've sent her a few emails since her wedding, and she's responded briefly. I imagined that she was busy setting up her new life in the USA with her husband Boris (whose accent makes me giggle even when I’m just thinking about it.)
Her answers about what was going on with her were kind of vague, but then she's never really been the kind of person to elaborate on anything without a little bit of prodding.
It has been almost 10 months since her wedding, so naturally I was pretty shocked when I received an invitation for her going away party!! She hasn't even left the country yet!
That's right - her husband went back to the USA not long after their honeymoon, and she settled in here to wait for her visa to be approved so that she could go and live with him. Her HUSBAND. It has taken a little over 9 months for her Visa to be approved. All this time I thought she was living her happy little family life with Boris over in California, and instead she's sitting here as a newlywed without her husband.
Ingrid and Boris met online, so I guess this is familiar territory for them, but I can’t think of anything worse than marrying the love of your life and then living in different countries for 10 months. I imagine it would kind of put a dampener on married life, although it would stop the arguments about who should take the rubbish out and whose turn it is to wash the dishes.
I also have to wonder what it would be like to be married to someone that you had never lived with for any decent amount of time. The longest they’ve lived together is about 3 months, and everyone knows that it takes at least that long to stop pretending that you care about being tidy or replacing the toilet roll when you use the last of it. It will be interesting to see how they’re going when they finally do get together.
At least now they are finally going to be together again. Congratulations Ingrid & Boris!

Conferences & Shoes

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm going to Sydney next week. Work is holding a conference that has been about 6 months in the making. I have been eating, breathing, living this conference for the past two weeks and I honestly can't wait until it's over so I can relax.

On the plus side, my bosses' penchant for treating themselves to the insanely overpriced means that we're staying in a 5 star hotel while we're there, so I can't complain about that! On an even brighter note, there is a bridal shoe store about half a kilometre from the hotel that I really want to go to. I am beginning to get desperate to find a pair of white shoes that won't require a bank loan for me to buy. Have I mentioned before how insanely overpriced weddings are?

10 more days and this conference will be over and i can have my spare time back!!