Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here we go!

Well, since starting this so-called “new chapter” of my life, a lot of things have changed.  Of course there are the big obvious differences:
1.   I am finished with school.  Forever
(Dad, Mom, me, and Jaron after my masters graduation from FSU August 2010) 

After a grand total of 20 years of schooling, thats right, 20 years of school, (1 year pre-K, 6 years of elementary school, 3 very awkward years of middle school, 4 years of life lessons in high school, 4 years of learning how to simultaneously study and party in college, then 2 more years of busting my tush in grad school) I am officially free!  Free from syllabi, tuition (although I now have the honor of paying back my loans), busses, and school supplies (which I still own, but now deem “office supplies”).  A part of me wants to be nostalgic and say how I miss things about school….but I don’t miss a daggum thing.  I feel ecstatic to be FREE from school FOREVER……..That is only unless my body becomes taken over by a scholarly ghost/alien and brainwashes me into thinking I want to go back for my PhD.

2.  I picked up and moved to Alabama, y’all.  Ok maybe I didn’t just pick up and go.  I’ve been planning this move for a while.  My boyfriend of 4 years, Jaron, got a job in Pascagoula, Mississippi, right outside of Mobile, Alabama and has lived in Mobile for about a year now.  We decided that when I graduate from grad school, I would move in with him.  So I did.  If someone asked me 2 years ago where I would see myself living after I graduate, I never in a million years would have guessed Alabama…but I will get to that later. 

3.  I’m living with the boyfriend.  
(This picture is from when we made “artwork” for our living room – I have to add that this art actually made it onto the wall!)

I am really reeeally lucky to have Jaron.  He understands that I need a bit of a break to defragment my brain after 20 years of school and he asked me to move in with him, knowing that I won’t have a job right away…and he was ok with that.  I am extremely grateful for him.  Sooooo, I have been hanging out at my new home while Jaron works every day.  This opens up a whole new challenge:  I have become…wait for it….a stay-at-home girlfriend.  Sounds GREAT, until I realized the duties that come along with this.  We are getting by with my new house-girlfriend skills, but we don’t have to go into detail on that just yet…That’s a whole other chapter in itself.

The job search is quickly approaching.  Until then, I will continue enjoying my time off, and I will keep you updated… 


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  2. Okay, this is the third time I have tried posting a comment--we'll see if the third time is a charm!
    I love your blog site, I love you, and miss you soooo.....
    When you are famous--I will say, "Yup or Yesiree, that there girl is my Cookie!"
    Love you more,
    Auntie Debbie (and Uncle Ricky)

  3. WOW!!!! I had to sign on to leave a comment. I did not have an account so I registered as Debbie. When my comment posted, it came up as Rick. I don't know how this happened. Proof that HE is with us!!!!

  4. Alli McAlli! So glad you started a blog! Now I have another medium of stalking you, facebook wasn't quite cutting it ;) lol I miss you Sizz and I am glad things are going well in Bama!

  5. PS. I must know. How many Subway restaurants are in your neighborhood?

  6. Alli!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! It is so much fun and I am so enjoying all the things you are experiencing! I also love the pic of you and Jaron with your fab art work!

    Enjoy it all, take it all in and keep sharing your wonderful adventures! Love you - what a great idea to create this!!! I see fame in your future.


  7. hi Alku..saw your blog from your mom's son SEan went to Cooper City HIgh with the connection
    great comments..just wnated to let you know tht yes there are Jews in fact my Dad was born in Mobile in 1920 and his parents were there since the early 1900's ..I still have relatives in MObile and we have had a family reunion there every year since 1962 and we have a service at the synagogue there Ahavas Chesed.. good luck wth your further adventures! Cindy Curtis