Monday, August 20, 2012

Because I Said So...That's Why

Without going into too much detail or boring text, I wanted to answer a few questions that I have gotten since leaving Texas.

Additionally it’s going to be short and sweet because frankly blogging bores me now. Which brings us to the 1st question.

1. Why aren’t you blogging much anymore?

a. Mostly because I am super busy. Or tired. Or unmotivated to do so. My job is very demanding and when I do get out of work I generally have something else to do, therefore the amount of time I spend not doing anything has greatly diminished from when I was living in Houston. And if I don’t have anything to do, I treat it as ‘me’ time and I want to just be a lazy bum. Plus I Facebook quite a bit and I guess that has become a way of me connecting to my friends and family. True I have a lot of readers I don’t even know, but again, blogging just seems to have lost its appeal. It fed a hole I guess you could say for quite some time, but now there isn’t a hole anymore.

2. Why on Earth did you move to Nebraska?

a. A job offer and opportunity that I would have been institutionalized if I hadn’t. Seriously the job that I was recruited for not only put me back in IT (information technology), but it’s with a fast growing company (who has already been in business for 50 years) that has staying power first of all, and second of all the growth opportunities here alone are enough to make your head spin. Coupled with the fantastic weather here (actually having seasons?!?!? Humidity around 12-15% the majority of the time etc?) I mean really, come on now…… yes, yes it’s a very very very small town, but its where Corporate is and that is that. Honestly I haven’t felt so at peace and at home in I can’t remember how long. In Houston, I was miserable. Not just because of the weather, but because I just always felt like a fish out of water. A lot of people might say they just can’t understand that, but it’s the truth. I was very unhappy and the only reason I ever went back to Texas way back when was because my Dad got cancer and then I stayed because of Mom. I always knew I would leave again. It was only a matter of time.

3. Did you take the job because they offered you a lot of money?

a. No. While I will admit I pretty much doubled my salary coming here, that wasn’t it at all. The job itself is one that I absolutely love, what I am great at and what I missed doing since I had left STG in late 2008. Plus when I first flew here for the interview at the end of June, I knew the moment I arrived here in this small space of the world that I had found somewhere that I could be completely and totally happy with as being a part of my life.  Plus the relocation monetary package was very very lucrative....

4. What IS your job?

a. As I said I am back in IT, working as a SrBA supporting Merchandising, Inventory and Planning, with a bit of my week being allocated sometimes to Marketing. I have my eye on the next stage already though and with about 6-8 months under my belt here I see no reason why that goal is not attainable in a short period of time.

5. What do you miss about Texas?

a. Um. Nothing. What I do miss is running with KW on Saturday mornings. Only because it’s a supported run with different routes planned out for you and I made some good friends there. Not that I ran with any of them, but good friends nonetheless. But again other than that honestly there is not one single thing that I miss. DEFINITELY not the crappy hot humid ass stupid weather. Good grief I am so glad to be gone from that.

6. But doesn’t Nebraska get really cold in the winter?

a. Yes. Yes it does. But I am told that it’s been 3 years since the temps dropped below 10deg. :O) And last year they didn’t even have that much snow, but did have cold weather. Here is the thing: I would rather be freezing cold than live in heat (10 months of the year) and humidity (12 months of the year). I would much rather have my summer mornings start in the 50’s and 60’s instead of the mid 70’s and 80’s. Even now we are getting 40’s some nights/mornings. Just depends. It still gets hot during the day but when its 12% humidity….I mean really? 90 isnt hot with that low of humidity!!! I am so looking forward to being able to wear Fall clothes, Winter clothes, Spring clothes and Summer clothes instead of just Summer clothes and 2 months of Fall clothes!!!!

7. So running in Nebraska is way better?

a. Yes. I am still adjusting to the hills and try to avoid them at all costs though :O) Its just not possible unfortunately. Unless I want to just run around in circles. I still have some issues with the elevation, but its better. I mostly battle fatigue and shortness of breath but as I said, its much better. It’s only been a month and some folks take longer than others. But because of the most awesome weather…..I looooooooooooooooooooove running here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s all for today….I won’t promise to update more often because with me moving into my new house in 2 weeks its going to be even crazier!!!!!!!!!!! But I am so super excited!!!!!!!!! Got a refrigerator this past weekend at a decent price (under budget) and I have secured a clothes dryer (free) and possibly a clothes washer as well (free). All the utilities are set to be turned on in my name so its just a matter of time! Just over a week from now I will be in Houston to get all my stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mel said...

We miss you! Bummed I was in town last weekend and I didn't get to see you!

Junieb said...

yeah seeing all your FB posts about being at all my neighborhood places there in the Heights and Montrose made me wish I was there with ya! but i do so love where i am now and my job. I cant express that quite enough...i think if people who know me, saw me...they'd see how incredibly happy i am!!!

Pony and Petey said...

I loved this post!!! I love that you are sooooo happy!!!

I will miss seeing your smiling faces at races but since I've almost totally stopped racing, no biggie! hahaha

I do hope you don't totally stop blogging, although I would understand if you did.

Enjoy those cool runs!!

dixie :o) said...

sounds like you are happy Junie, and that is a VERY good thing. Best wishes in Nebraska :o)