Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I don't wanna NaNoWriMo

So I don't really want to write a novel, mostly because I don't think I have the creativity to do it.  I suck at keeping up with my blog and I suck at writing original songs, but I still enjoy writing.  I love writing letters- evident by the fact I've had a pen pal for in Australia for 13 years now who I write at least 5 times a week.  I enjoy the act of typing- partially cause I'm fast at it and partially cause I like the sound it makes- also cause I typer way faster than I can write by hand.  So instead of participating in NaNoWriMo I'm just gonna try to blog daily for one month.  I know lots of peeps who give themselves a full 365 challenge for writing but for me 1 month is gonna be sooooo hard for me to accomplish- little failures before big.

So tonight- Halloween I'm gonna start- yes early but whatever.

So a little over a month ago I picked up my life- severely disrupted my life- and moved to Bryan, TX for work.  I left my city, my family, my husband and my friends to come work for Texas A&M.  I left  city I'd lived in for all my life- Seguin doesn't count- and moved away from family for the first time in my life.  Such a horrible thing to finally get around to doing after 27 years.  I was so spoiled by having lived in my home city forever, that this move has been awful emotionally.

Professionally it is awesome.  I love my job, I work with amazing people and it's an amazing institution.  Everyday I'm at awe that I get to work there.  The culture, traditions and most importantly the people are so inspiring that I know I made the right decision professionally.  It's just reconciling the personal that makes it tough.

But a month and a half later, I have a couple of really good co-workers I'm happy to call friends.  I have a super fun friend to go out with for drinks and super fun friend to enjoy $4 movies with (BCS has $4 movies it rocks).  I've figured out my fave places and the quickest routes- although working 4 miles from my apartment- everything is pretty quick.  I'm getting the hang of things.  I still feel new here, but I no longer feel completely lost.

When I'm at work I'm super excited everyday by what I do, but when I get home it's a little tough.  So I hope that soon I'll get to be a little founder of this place I'm in for the foreseeable future.  Till then I'm excited that I get to go home for the first two time in November, once for my sister's annual anniversary trip to watch my amazing nephew and again for Thanksgiving.

So here's to November, a month I hope of writing and two trips home to be with my family and friends.