Friday, December 24, 2010
So as I mentioned before, the last month and a half has been pure chaos in my life I would say. I have been juggling a lot of different areas (only one or two well) and seeing where I land. I believe that in the last two weeks of transitioning I have re-evaluated some thoughts I had about myself. First, I think that I am internally reflecting on more than I ever have in the past. I would have considered myself someone that processes feelings and thoughts by talking to others and thinking out loud. I have actually done the complete opposite in a lot of areas of my life when I moved to Albuquerque. I don't think it is bad, but I have given myself time to think of what kind of life I want to set up in this new place. Secondly, I believe my opinions on how to experience life are continually evolving. I am lucky enough to be introduced and exposed to more things that one day I hope to conquer like becoming a rock climber or bigger adventure sport person. For example of what I am experiencing different compared to Phoenix: I actually jumped at an outing where a bunch of people were going to a bar to watch a local reggae band play on a weekend night. Phoenix = never happen Albuquerque= BRING IT ON!!! We get to this bar and there was a pretty good following of the band and people would sing their original music at the top of their lungs and dancing in the middle of the hardwood floors. I looked around and realized I was nowhere close to doing things my friends and I did back in Phoenix, but I actually had a total blast with these newly met friends! I am also hoping that I may get to learn how to snowboard this season. I cant remember the last time I went skiing and the opportunity to get involved with people that do some different things like going out on the slopes has been a great blessing. Overall, I'd say I am still settling in and trying to understand the atmosphere. I am a bit homesick having a boyfriend, sister, and huge group of friends back where I used to be, but I think with time everything will become normal. I was able to complete an 8.5 mile run in the mountains the other day, so I am hoping that helps the training I am doing to get ready for the half. My half marathon is less than a month away!!! My first one ever too! I am starting to get nervous with the amount of time I will have in Phoenix that weekend but hopefully I will get to see most everyone when I am back. I almost booked 10 tickets from ABQ to PHX just to make sure I see everyone pretty often and it was really cheap on Southwest. If anyone is looking to hang in NM hurry and look at those deals! I have an apartment waiting for visitors! Well I have rambled enough I believe so I will be headed to bed. Until next time kids!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Woahhhh! Can it be? I see that it has been OVER two months since I last wrote anything and that is just downright lame! It is funny for me to look at the last post I wrote which touch upon a new assignment I had been given working on key accounts. Oddly enough, this one is somewhat of the same announcement...I was promoted! :) I am now working as a Territory Sales Manger over grocery stores all over the West Albuquerque area. I am/was totally surprised/honored/flattered/nervous/excited in the matter of a 5 minute span when my boss offered me the position for lots of different reasons. You know I believe I was itching to move in a way and God answered my prayers in a funny way I would say. I think time and again I am reminded that God's plans for my life sometimes do not come close to the ones I have in mind. Example A, I dont know anybody in the state of New Mexico (and I feel like I know a lot of people from a lot of different states). I don't know that I have ever prayed for God to move me to NM, but I am totally surprised how different my predicition of what ABQ would be like was from the truth that I know thus far. So far I have discovered that NM is way more like CO than AZ. Did you know that Albuquerque is actually at a HIGHER elevation than Denver? Weird, right?! So what does that mean or why do I care? Well the last month of my half marathon training will involve RUNNING in that! I think I was a little apprehensive about that idea earlier on, but to be honest, I think K and I are ready for the race! I am actually really excited about it now! I figure if I can train in the mountains, flat Phoenix should be cake right? Hopefully so...I guess the biggest obstacle right off the bat here has been the realization I have no friends in this state yet. I feel like it is completely different moving to a new city for a job than for school, because I remember not knowing a soul at ASU. It was a bit different because I knew I would find friends through all of the clubs I could be involved in. I am still in the process of finding what ABQ has to offer, so if anyone is aware of anything to do LET ME KNOW! :) I am in the process of unpacking still as I was moved into my nice 1 bedroom apartment a few days ago, so I am off! I will update on the job, place, and area in the near future, so stay tuned!