It has been exactly one year since I moved to San Francisco.
Woo hoo! Happy Anniversary, San Francisco! We are celebrating with sunshine (it was sunny the day I moved, too!).
This has been, by far, the fastest year of my life. I think I think that every year, but this year went particularly fast since...I didn't do anything. I'm glad I took the time to rest and recuperate. After 30+ years of going full steam with no break, it was pleasantly out of character to exhale. I've been breathless my whole life! =)
I am job searching. It's so different than anything I've done before. As a musician, people just called me for gigs. As an educator, everything went through one website where jobs were posted. I submitted 3 resumes and got 3 interviews. Of course, my last job (of 8 years) started with a phone call that woke me up in the morning, asking me to come interview that day, and an hour after my interview I was offered the job.
In the meantime...
- I have been enjoying Arsenio, kind of. He's very 90s, and I'm not quite sure if I enjoy it, yet.
- I discovered the AMAZINGNESS of vanilla Greek yogurt. Every day I have that + peanut butter + honey + cut up apples and that = cheesecake tasting deliciousness. So good. SO GOOD.
- I submitted a cello thing to Joseph Gordon Levitt's Hit Record project. Woo!
- I finished reading THE FIVE PEOPLE WE MEET IN HEAVEN. It's a quick and easy read. I recommend it if you want to feel peaceful and happy with little effort.
- I have gone into "poverty mode". This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've gone into this mode in my life, and fortunately I don't want for much. I am no longer buying the good parmesan cheese, however.
- I ran out of contacts. And my last exam was over a year ago. So now I have to wear glasses until I get a job. Boo. They keep sliding down my face.
- I learned that you're supposed to clean your glasses with dish soap and warm water! It really works!
- I made a Prezi that I'm fairly proud of! I wish gold stars existed in adult life. I'd buy my own gold stars and stick them to me if I weren't in poverty mode. (I used to stick happy faces on my buttons when I was a teacher)
\- A student once told me I reminded her of Abby from NCIS. I FINALLY watched the show and some late night interviews of Pauley Perrette and...she's right! I am a strange mixture of Abby and Jess (from New Girl). Figure that one out.