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Currently out of work, fandom- and wedding-obsessed 23 year old woman. Expect to see lots of posts about wedding, job-hunting, moving across the country (MI to NY) and fandom!

Hopping on the bandwagon: Looking back on 2008

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So, 2007 ended and 2008 began with a bang: this time last year, I was vegging out on my couch (back in the days when I owned a couch) playing Wario Woods on the Wii while Billy ran around frantically as he prepared to wine and dine me before proposing marriage.

What initially was planned to be an engagement of a couple of years became a year and two months. As 2008 draws to a close, the Knot says I'm 52 days away from my wedding.

OMG. That's not very many.

I spent my first year in pretty much my entire life not being a student. That was weird. And mildly depressing at times. I'm a huge nerd, as evidenced by the fact that I actually miss school. Not dumbass homework or anything, clearly, but I miss the schedule, and the opportunities it gave me to do new and cool things.

I got my first post-college job, found out it wasn't what it was cracked up to be, and quit it prematurely to "prepare" to move to New York (this was when we thought we could do it in a month, and instead it took us all summer to get out here).

Went on two road trips to New York City: first with Billy and James, the second time with my mom and three very unhappy cats.

Once I was settled in to my New York apartment, I rediscovered the joys of living within walking distance of a library. I've read more books since September than I've probably read in the last four years (discounting books required for school).

... Yeah, that's really not an exaggeration. While I was in school and doing forensics, the only books I recall reading for pleasure are the Uglies trilogy quadrology (and then re-read them my last semester so I could write a paper on them), and the Harry Potter books that came out while I was in school (...which I also re-read for a class).

But anyway, back to 2008.

Moved to New York, searched desperately for a "real" job in New York. Couldn't find any, so I started working at Banana Republic, which slowly sucks out my soul every day I stay there. Hopefully in January the job search will pick up its pace again (I can't really be surprised that not too many people are looking to interview/hire people around the holidays).

When I think about the individual events that made up 2008, it's very easy to get depressed. I am nowhere near where I wanted to be at this time last year (well, except for where I am physically. Being able to go into New York City whenever I want is pretty badass). But I don't think there's anything I would have really changed. It kind of sucks planning a wedding from so far away, and I'm certainly not living a life nearly as glamorous as I'd hoped I would be when we said we would move to New York, but dammit I took a chance that very few other people are willing to take. Even if at this time next year I'm packing everything up to follow Billy to California, at least I will be able to tell people that I tried to make it out here.

This is a really weird entry. But I guess I'm in a really weird mood, so that's what you get.
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