So what’s new in my life…

I have definitely been on the grind as far as a new job. Two weeks before my birthday I said a prayer and asked for some form of direction, to my utter disbelief the next morning I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to use my several years of nonprofit and fundraising experience to assist individuals and companies decide where to do their philanthropic endeavors. So I have been meeting and talking with people working in Community Affairs and Corporate Responsibility… I am not only praying and hoping but putting in some work to make this my reality.

I have also recently been working with a local celebrity and his foundation. I always thought that most people set up foundations as a tax shelter for their money, but recently at a golf clinic for kids I was able to see his real passion and drive for what he does. That alone made my commitment to the organization worth while.

Since the truck has been paid for the upkeep and maintenance has been kicking my ass. New tires, alignments, new air bag modules… it is like my car note didn’t go away and got a little more expensive. I think I will be leasing the E320.

Two good friends will be moving down in the next few weeks… one from the DC area and the other formerly of DC but now living in NY. I am glad my friendship base here in Atlanta can expand with familiar people.

As for the love life… I can’t really complain. I mean I could but I won’t cause it is what it is. To be single and in a major city allows so many possibilities. And I will say it has been quite interesting lately. There was one guy a student at Clark… nuff said real nice guy but toooooo young. Then there is a blast from my past… a friend from New Orleans that I have known for about 3 or 4 years, but I don’t think he is ready for anything serious, so we will continue to hang out as friends. Then yesterday there was a late afternoon date with a guy I met while out. I never really gave him much thought, seeing I became familiar with him when he was kicking it with another ATL blogger. Being he wasn't my usual type, he wasn't what I expected a really nice guy that had decent conversation and he seemed to understand the "only child, spoiled" syndrome I suffer from. But most surprising is I met a guy while out and about, what was meant to be just friends has developed into me really liking this guy. For the most he is intelligent, funny, artistic, deep, and o so attractive, however I am sure he has some issues as we all do. How do you tell a friend he could be a date without making things feel weird.

8 comments:

AFriendfromDC said...

seems like everyone is migrating to ATL from here. Last time I was there I saw so many familiar faces that all said they now live there.

Anonymous said...

who is the other atl blogger

Cocoa Rican said...

You don't.. you just let it happen... I don't think everything needs to be spelled out for everyone every time. It wouldn't change anything if you did or didn't tell him.

KennonPurdy said...

You don't say anything, its something you both will know and it will come out in time.

BronzeBuckaroo said...

It is so admirable that you want to give back. Not all people are able to combine their passion and work in one. You have. All the best.

ShawnQt said...

Taking care of a car sometimes needs a part time job!

life said...

*Good luck with the new venture
*Oh no, you are thinking about getting another car note.
*I think a friend of mine is coming to Atlanta too. I'm so excited!
*You are a mack...lol. It's going to come together if both of you feel it.

Anonymous said...

DO NOT LEASE! Bad financial move.

Go read Suze Orman's Young, Fabulous and Broke.