Tuesday, December 28, 2010

To Blog or Not to Blog? TO BLOG!

I've been debating for the past month whether or not to keep blogging. The thing is, I like writing even if no one is reading it. I have a shelf full of journals to attest to that fact. So I will keep blogging. Once I'm employed I will buy a domain name and change this blog to Alex's Adventures.

To catch up, in the past month I:
-Went on a road trip from New York to Virginia to North Carolina to Florida to Texas.
-GOT ENGAGED to Salsa Boy!
-Moved to Austin (with Salsa Boy)
-Applied for jobs
-Went to my very first theme park (Disney Land and then HARRY POTTER WORLD!!)
-Struggled not to hurt myself accidentally

The last one is extremely important because for a spaz to be without health insurance is just asking for trouble. I'm terrified that I'm going to trip going up the stairs of my walk up apartment and crack my skull open. I finally broke down and am looking for insurance to tide me over until I have a job with benefits. My Dad is the sweetest person in the whole wide world and is helping me out with that.

Back to the oh so exciting work of writing cover letters. I hate cover letters with a fiery passion. I understand their importance--I just hate writing them. Writing them makes me feel like my brain is being flogged with a whip soaked in hot peppers.


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. Years ago someone wrote on The Marmot's Hole to a comment of mine that he was surprised that I kept "soldiering on" with my blog when no one read it. The irony of reading this on TMH hurt me even more than the sentiment.These days I facebook and tweet more than blog. I also write for grad classes, which I'm sure would make for really popular posting. I like your site. I read it. I don't reply enough. Maybe a division of labor between micro-blogging, blogging, and professional work is what we both need!

Nancy K said...

I am so glad that you are going to continue blogging. Can't you just change the name? I love reading your blog.

Lisette M said...

Congratulations on your engagement! Glad that you will keep blogging, stay safe!

Anonymous said...

Good to see you back.

I blundered into your blog a couple of years ago - the trail's gone cold but from memory I followed a tennis blog where the Canadian girl who ran it went off to Korea to teach English (Busan?)in order to repay her student loan.

Being a home handyman and pretty accident prone myself I sometimes scrolled through to the Spaz Updates after a gruelling week of work and commuting and collapsed with laughter.

Good luck with the job search.

Wellington, New Zealand

Alex said...

Thanks for the support everyone!

Nichelle said...

hi. i adore you. and i'm glad you're going to keep blogging. but, this is important: you went to disney WORLD. not disney land. they are decidedly different. and disney world is the good one. :)

Alex said...

Hahahaha. Oooooooooops. Thanks for the corrections Nichelle!

Kristin said...

I've been out of the country and am just now catching up on past posts, but I'm so glad to hear you'll keep blogging, because I love reading!

Congratulations on your engagement and best wishes for a wonderful life together! It might be time for you to send in an SLC announcement soon...