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Thursday, August 2, 2007

First Update in Forever

So I haven't written an entry in here in forever, and I figured I would go ahead and write about some things that have happened since my last post.

Anthony and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary on April 10, and we are still together and happy as ever. What's funny is that neither of us look like the picture I have as my background anymore, lol. Anthony has a white-man-fro and wears his glasses; and my hair looks like a super long version of Aaron Gillespie's, lol. We are still engaged and we plan to get married in November of 2010. I know that sounds like a long way off, but that gives me 6 months after I graduate college to get settled. Anthony should graduate next December (2008), which will give him almost 2 full years to get settled. He has the job of finding us a place to live and then living in it until I can move it. I'm going to be decorating it, since he doesn't want to. We've discovered that some things in relationships are just better left to one partner or the other. Decorating our first apartment and picking out furniture is best left to me. Most men aren't exactly naturals at picking coordinating bed linens, lol.

I only have two Wednesdays left in the epiCENTER...EVER!!! I have a night class from 7:30-8:45 on Monday and Wednesday nights the whole fall semester, and in September Trey is splitting the high school and college ministries; which means he's kicking anyone over 18 out of the epiCENTER on Wednesdays. The epiCENTER is the whole reason I kept going to that church. I've been there for over 3 1/2 years, and it's going to be hard to say goodbye. I don't really like the Sunday services there, so I'd venture to say that if I don't take to the College & Career crowd, I may be on the hunt for a new church. And as charismatic and independent and Holy Ghost speakin' as I am, that probably won't be easy.

At school, I will be a sophomore at the University of South Alabama (GO JAGS!) this fall, and I LOVE college! I'm sure once I get closer to the end I'll be tired of it and be ready to leave, but at the moment I am absolutely adicted to it. I've been having some Greek life woes, however, because (as you can see from my last entry) I joined and left a sorority. But they really want me back and keep telling me the doors are always open for me, so anytime I get the whim to want to go back, they come running with open arms. I love my girls, and I REALLY want to be an Alpha Gam, but I'm just not sure I can handle the huge amount of time, money, and energy that's required of you if you join. Plus Anthony doesn't really like the idea of me joining again, because he's afraid that if I spend too much time with them, I won't spend any with him. So I keep flip-flopping back and forth, wondering what I should do, thinking and praying and hoping I can figure this out before the next phone call from my sister-mother.

I'm having some money woes, because I'm in debt up to my eyeballs. Sure it's student loans and I don't have to start paying them back until 6 months after I graduate, but every now and then I'll pay some interest on it. Just yesterday I payed almost $400 of interest, and I do that all the time, and I'm not sure how long I can keep it up. I haven't even started in on the principle yet. Plus I don't have alot of cash on me right now and I have to go today to buy new clothes for the new school year, and gas is back on the rise again, and my mom owes me almost $500 that she still hasn't payed me back yet, and I buy alot of my own groceries now, and I'm gonna have to buy around $500 worth of books within the next week or two, etc. I'm a mess worrying about money.

At work I'm getting ready to get swamped with the overflow of site maintainence and updates and redesigns that comes with the beginning of a new school year. I'm already feeling the pressure and it's still summer, and I'm working 6 hours a day. When school starts I get pushed back to 4 hours a day (which also means less pay...joy) and I have to cram all that extra work into that tiny space. Yeah, I'm not looking forward to it. I just pray I survive and don't get too overwhelmed. This job is experience in a relevant field to my major (in fact, I'm doing now what I want to do for the rest of my life - web design) and it pays good money, plus it's on campus (making it easy to work between classes); so I can't lose or quit this job. When the going gets tough around here, I just have to get tougher.

Anyway, I think that's pretty much a thorough rundown of what's going on in my life right now. So, back to work now.