Monday, August 31, 2009

Still Moving...

Well, Husband and I are officially MOVED IN to my parent's home.... ugghhhhh.... we're out of our apartment and getting ready to make this move to Alabama. I'm supremely exhausted and ready for life to slow down a bit. My last day of work is looming, Wednesday, September 16th. So far, I heard my employer is dissolving my position. That is such a long story that I will tell on another day. DRAMA!

So anyway, pardon me if my posts are sporadic. I'm still exhausted from having moved out of my apartment and I'm prepping for this move to Alabama.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Moving Ramblings

It's the wee hours of the morning. I can't sleep because I took a 3-hour nap after work. Not a good idea when I have to wake up at 5am to start the day. **sigh**

Time is flying by so quickly. On one end, I can't wait to leave the island just because it takes so much out of me emotionally to be here. It's like a long, drawn out farewell and it's draining me! At the other end is me totally not wanting to leave. I already miss the things that I LOVE about my island. Either way, I hate being stuck in the midsection just waiting for something to happen.

Everytime I think about leaving, I get all misty-eyed because I already miss my family so much. Though I love my in-laws waiting for us at the other end, it's just not the same as being with your own! I am a down-for-whatever kinda girl and I will follow my man to the ends of the earth. He is that good to me!

Pardon my sporadic posts. I've been so caught up arranging my affairs so that when I leave the island, all will be well. Our lease is up at the end of the month. That gives me one more week to get this apartment cleaned up and the two of us all moved out! I can't believe I'm giving up my independence again to be dependent on others for housing. When we move out of here, we'll move in with my folks until the 24th of September when we fly out. From there, we move in with his folks until........... until who knows when????? uggghhhhh!!! I'm bummed about that but I know there's light at the end of the tunnel. That light is the low cost of living in the "South".

Monday, August 17, 2009

Early Morning Thoughts

I'm sleepless this early morning. I don't know what it is about the quiet of midnight that beckons me so often to stay up beyond a decent hour. Perhaps it is the quiet. No telephone ringing. The television is in the off position. No noisy neighbors. It's just me and this beautiful computer that sit alone in the dark of night.

The world is absolutely still this evening. I can't even hear the crickets. The moon is just a sliver and the stars are hiding in the blackness. I wonder just how many universes and planets and people like me are in the infinity. What does infinity look like? And if God is up there somewhere in all that infinity, could he really know my deepest desires? I am just one in all of the infiniteness of the universe. Could it be that God is in me?

In the quiet of this early morn, I look out into the blackness of space and wonder what lies beyond the stars. In the perfect grandeur of the universe, there are no mistakes. I am where I am supposed to be. You, reading this, are where you're supposed to be. When I wake in the morning, I will go to work and follow the same patterns of the previous Monday's and I will be where I'm supposed to be. What is to become of me on Tuesday? May I live in each moment. Have a GREAT week!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ahhh... The Weekend

Ahhh the weekend is here. I'm so happy it's finally here. I suppose I'm suffering from "short timers" disease. I have a month left at work so I consider myself a short-timer. That's when I start to slack on my work ethic. I get more lazy than usual and start to take on a non-chalant attitude. I'm not that bad yet but it's getting that way. I've been socializing more with my student workers and sitting around the office or playing on FaceBook. I'm so over this job and ready to hit the Continental airways, headed for Alabama.

Yes! The weekend is here. I wish it were longer so I can enjoy some lazy days in the sun at the beach. Tonight, I'm stuck with homework. I'm doing the college thing again. Did I ever mention here how much I hate conventional schooling? Really I do, but I'm determined to get a degree because it's something I've never done before. I read my textbooks and I wonder why we have to go to college to study about great thinkers who, consequently, DID NOT have degree's. People get so bogged down trying to memorize facts and theories of great minds that they inhibit their own natural curiosity and wonder. Thus, frustrating the learning process.

So anyway -- I won't be at the beach this weekend because I'll be locked up in my house, finishing off some homework.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Almost Excited

Well, I did it. I turned in my resignation letter. I have given them over a month to find a replacement. I'm not even sure if they will replace me. I hear talk that they will be dissolving my position. Honestly, I'm not trying to sound like I make this office spin around but in terms of billing and operations -- I kind of do. I'm training my Student Supervisor to do EVERYTHING I do just in case they do dissolve my position. I do feel a certain responsibility to how well this place will run after I leave it.

All the emotional stuff I've been experiencing over the past couple of weeks is slowly dissipating. I'm actually getting excited for the changes that will happen. I look at all the things I'll be able to do once I make this move to the south east United States. New York City will be a short plane ride away and I'll finally be able to see WICKED on Broadway. Atlanta is a four hour drive from where we'll be in Alabama. There's lots to see and do there. Nashville... even closer than Atlanta. Washington D.C. is a short plane ride up the Atlantic coast. I want to play tourist there and visit all the monuments, the Smithsonian, and hit the ARCHIVES. Yayyy!! My monthly expenses will be cut in half because EVERYTHING is cheaper outside of Hawai'i. So that's the good stuff. I already wrote about all my emotional attachments to this place so I don't have to regurgitate that stuff.

This is where I am now! It took me a week and some days to make it back to the blog world just because of how emotional I was. The full moon and the position of my cycle has played a huge part in my "mental-ness". Moving is stressful. I have to sell all my stuff because it just costs too much to take it with us. I sold two TV's, my couches, my queen bed. I have a few other items left... let me know if you're interested... (I'll get around to posting pics soon) here's a short list:

  • European King Tempurpedic Bed w/ Warranty $1500

  • Pier 1 Silver Base Lamp w/ Teal Shade $15 ea

  • Solid Wood Chest of Drawers $200

  • Breadmaker $30

  • Rice Cooker $15

  • Foreman Grill - not opened yet $30

  • Blender $10

  • Those are the main things left. I'm going to post it on Craigslist after I offer it to my family first. I can't believe it but I'm actually moving! Exciting times ahead... at least that's what I tell myself.