Unneccessarily Long Life Update That You Don’t Care About.

6 Jun

I got a few messages asking why I haven’t been blogging. Welp, I don’t have any new blogs because I have been busy with life. So just let me live, would ya?! Anyways,  I guess I will give you an unnecessarily long update on my life that you probably don’t even care about. Here goes…

#CatholicGirlProblems: One thing my parents have requested for my wedding is that the ceremony be in the Catholic  church. Full mass.  Sorry in advance to all of my guests, but it’s a small price to pay considering all the help I’ve received from my parents for this wedding, and in life. I also can’t imagine not getting married in the Catholic church. Church is where I envisioned myself walking down the aisle when I was a child, and I would feel shortchanged if I didn’t. For those of you who have been married in the church, you know that you have to go to these pre-wedding marriage classes called Pre Cana. I’ve heard from tons of people that you can bang these classes out in one Saturday and be done with it. Not me and Ryan! We are in this class that meets 4 times for like 4-5 hours per session in a town that is over an hour away from Quincy because we always hit traffic. Brutal. I mean, we aren’t a perfect couple by any means, but we don’t need to listen to some guy who vaguely resembles Matt Foley, motivational speaker, preach for 4 hours at a time about TLC (no, I don’t mean T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli. I mean talking, listening, and checking: the proper way to argue with your spouse!).

Next week’s topic is Natural Family Planning, which I think is the Matt Foley doppelganger’s way of telling the class that Jesus wants us to not pull out when we are fertile because our purpose is to be fruitful. We always just planned on being selfish together, maybe getting a boat and another parakeet, but I guess we’ll see what happens.

So Pre Cana is going great. It’s not as awkward as this “anonymous” entry survey we had to fill out the first day:precanaBy “anonymous” I mean you are assigned a number the first day and you are told to put that number on top of the survey. so…yeah. Anonymous. Anyways, I won’t knock it. I’m Catholic and you gotta do what you gotta do. Sacramental stuff, you know?

#LizAndLorraine: Oh and I told you guys about this already. Time and effort. (Today and tomorrow: 30% off sale with coupon code TAKE30 at checkout!)

#NewJob: So on top of Liz & Lorraine and Pre Cana, I’ve also been busy mentally preparing myself for a new job I’ve been offered. I don’t like to blog about anything related to work because you never know what kind of shit you can get yourself into when you blog about your job. But I  think if I keep it vague, I will make an exception this time. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a total psycho and leaving a job to me is a really big deal. It’s especially stressful when you leave a job that you like. The last time I left a job, it was a job that I worked at for 4 years and genuinely liked. I was in a small office and friends with all of my coworkers and liked what I was doing every day.

When I started my the job I have been at for 3 years (but am leaving), I had a little bit of culture shock because it was at a big university in Boston with a million different kinds of people. I told myself I wouldn’t go through that awkward getting to know you phase when it came to making friends. I would just be myself and everything would work out. But that first year it didn’t work out. I didn’t make friends easily (I think people from Quincy have a different sense of humor than people from other places, but that’s just a theory). I even had my first taste of that whole “not everyone is going to like you” thing. There was one person in particular who seemed to literally loathe me and I didn’t understand it and I still don’t, but it made me a lot more reserved and unsure for the first year. I lost a little bit of confidence (and gained it back eventually!). But I guess that’s just a learning experience, right? Because things got a lot better when I got promoted at the university and started the job I’ve been at for the last 2 years. I started forming solid friendships here and getting to know people that come from totally different backgrounds and all that corny melting pot crap. I also had the privilege of working with tons of really awesome students from all over the country (and sometimes the world). Most of the students are around my age and I got to watch them graduate with degrees that are much higher than my Bachelor’s degree, and it has been pretty inspiring. So inspiring that I knew I had to kind of get out and do something else eventually. Love my job, but I was hearing this little voice in my head telling me it was my time to exit. I got experience, learned a lot, and grew as a person, and that’s what the point is, right? To continuously grow and learn and evolve as a human? I have a feeling that’s what Maya Angelou or Oprah would fucking say.

So I am leaving the job I like for something else that was offered to me by someone I kept in touch with from my old job. I am going back to the company I originally was at for a position that is higher than my previous position was 3 years ago  when I left. At the time I left this company, I felt like I knew the job that is now being offered to me, but I didn’t feel I was ready for it, so I left to do something else for a few years. I learned, grew, and now I find myself being offered the opportunity I didn’t feel prepared for 3 years ago.  And now I feel ready for it. Sometimes you need to step away from something to get some insight I guess because I’m more excited for this new position than I am nervous. It’s also kind of weird how you don’t realize you grow up a little bit, and then one day you are excited that you can sleep late when sleeping late now means sleeping until 8am.

But I’m not that grown up I guess because me and my fiance are the only assholes laughing during prayer at Pre Cana because we think the speaker looks like Chris Farley while all the uber-Christians chant in a monotone voice in a circle while holding hands. Still not sure why they have to be so culty about it, but to each their own I  guess.



2 Responses to “Unneccessarily Long Life Update That You Don’t Care About.”

  1. Kelly June 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    My FI and I had to take that precana in Feb. Two WHOLE Saturdays. Natural family planning was the worst part… Good luck and tell your FI to get is thermometer ready 😉

  2. Alison June 7, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Deanna did NFP. Works great!

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