So my new year's resolution this year was to start living again... since FLJ has passed I was kind of just existing. Just doing what I needed to do that day to make it to bed time. Thankfully I have some friends that have been keeping me busy and my mind on other things. But each night I go to sleep and look at his picture on the nightstand and think about how things should be.

So part of living again has been getting the finances under control. While this has meaned giving up a lot of my free time... I thought since I wasn't doing anything but sleeping it away... I might as well do something productive. While my original very ambitious goal of being totally out of debt by April 1, after really looking at my credit card debt and seeing it was more than I anticipated... I moved that goal to July 1 to give myself another quarter of work towards that goal. Buying a new Hart Schaffner Marx suit and G Star coat hasn't helped me towards my goal.

I have never enjoyed dating... it is just one of those necessary evils. Easing back into this mindset started off with a regrettable bump in the road, but the past few weeks has been surprisingly enjoyable. I met someone Inauguration weekend that has captured my attention and that I actually enjoy talking to and hanging out one of those people that make you want to be a better person. Even if nothing more comes from this but friendship... that is definitely the type of person I want to surround myself.

I have never been the one to approach anyone but I also met 2 other people that I have had my eye on at parties recently, while we have exchanged numbers and talked extensively, I haven't been out with either of them yet but probably something soon.

The work front has proven to be the biggest challenge. While I thought I would be transferring out of Washington this year... the economy has had a change of plans for me. The hotel industry has been hit hard and CNN and Fox News have been making luxury hotels into the next big devil... so my stay in Washington may be a bit longer than expected. But my eyes are open for potential opportunities elsewhere.

But overall life is decent... its not great and could be better... but could also be worse... so I am living...

6 comments:

Joey Bahamas said...

Sounds like progress is being made. That's a good thing! I'm trying to get my own shopping habits under control.

Which hotel are you at? Do they have good cocktails. I'm tired of going to the Mayflower for a good drink.

JB

Anonymous said...

Well, since Hilton Hotels is moving its HQ to the Washington area, along with Marriott's base of operations already there, you might get more opportunities by staying in DC. It depends. Since there are other luxury hotels in the area, something good might be coming your way when you don't realize it. Maybe the economy will turn around a bit sooner than expected, but I heard it isn't too bad in the DC region compared to most places in the country.

Good luck with everything!!

Districtrazzi said...

Glad you're getting back into the swing of things. I was concerned there for a while. 3 people????Fancy you... And still trying to leave DC....UMPH! Sit yo ass down somewhere.

Kyon Saucier said...

Good luck with your plans friend

colinnyc said...

wait no clever names that describe the people... i feel cheated

colinnyc said...

wait no clever names that describe the people... i feel cheated