|In a nutshell...
||[Oct. 19th, 2008|12:18 pm]
|||||silence at the moment||]|
Lots been going on in life lately. I'll probably post some pictures to MySpace over the next few days, but for the time being, a quick rundown will have to do.
First, moving! I left the apartment at Christina Mill at the end of August. I loved that complex but the rent there was getting ridiculous. I moved into a new apartment in Elkton, MD with two friends, Heather and Nancy. We all pretty much do our own thing and have fairly different schedules, so we've only had a couple of minor gripes to each other, mostly about climate control. This place has two bedrooms on the first floor and a lofted bedroom on the second floor. I'm up in the lofted bedroom, and it gets pretty hot up there during the day.
Second, late-summer vacation. I went down to Cape May in mid-September. First time I've been down there in about four years. It was very beautiful as always, but a bit windier and colder. The water temperature was wonderful, though. :) It was weird to be there after the summer season; the town was much quieter and when I went for my morning walks I saw very few other people up that early.
Third, new job. After a year and a half of working for UD's Development office, I was asked in late August to take a position with Network and Systems Services, the same place I worked as a student. I interviewed for a position there in March of this year and was surprised to find that I was second choice behind a guy who had ten years' experience in networking. I also found out that they wanted to hire both of us at the time but could only spare the money for one. When they got the go-ahead to hire a few new people this summer, they brought Dave over from User Services, who's an awesome guy, and me. So, now I'm working as a systems programmer with furrybluetroll and a lot of other great people. I'm very happy with it so far. It was a sad thing to leave Development as there are a lot of people there I loved working with, but the options for advancement there weren't as wide as they are at NSS, plus I'm doing what I really want to do now, so I'm sure it was the right decision.
So, upheaval all over the place, and while I've been stressed, it hasn't been too bad. No massive anxiety attacks, which is good, although I'm still on my meds for those, so that may explain it. My girlfriend has been a wonderful constant through all this and she's handled my stress and grumpiness very well. :) She's also dealing with me trying to quit smoking again, so I'm sure I'm not at my best.
Think that's all for now. Could be another couple of months before another update; I don't visit LJ nearly as much as I used to.