Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Hello everyone! Sorry I told you I would not be very good at keeping up on this blog. Life is good though and I thought I should let you know. I found a place to live! Yahoo! I am living with 3 other darling girls in a cute duplex. I live about two blocks from where I used to live. It's such a great location. We are two blocks from the metro, 1 block from the mall, great restaurants, etc. And I finally have my own room! Yes, I have officially upgraded to a big girl room, I even got a big girl bed (no more twins for me!). There is a darling yard and plenty of space on the main floor with a kitchen, dining room, family room, and sun room. It's so nice not to be homeless anymore.

Speaking of being a big girl.... I bought a car. Yep, a 2000 silver Honda CRV. It was a great deal and in great condition. So now I'm a car owner. No more depending on everyone else, riding the metro everywhere, struggling to carry my groceries home, etc. It's a great feeling.

My job is going well also. I am starting to pick up more and more responsibility and learning a lot. I am healthy and happy. So what else can you ask for? I hope all of you are doing well also. I will add pictures of my house and car soon.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Being Home

So being back from the Philippines has been different than I expected. I returned a few weeks ago and still am totally out of it. I spent the first week and a half just trying to catch up on my sleep and convert my time clock to the proper time. I spent a lot of time searching for jobs and housing (I’m trying to be grown up). I just feel so far removed from my life here in DC. I don’t have a place to live, I don’t see the same friends, etc. I just feel different and my perspective is different. I wish that I could explain it better, but I just can’t.

Last week I went to California to visit my family and just relax. It was so great! I spent almost a week at a cabin in Lake Tahoe. It is such a beautiful place and I have so many great childhood memories there. I met my cousins and my parents there. It was so fun to water ski, swim, play tennis, go on bike rides, etc. I just love it there and I love being able to be with my family even more.
I even got to spent a couple days with my sister and play with my nieces a little. I sure missed them!
While I was at Lake Tahoe I actually got a job offer and I accepted. I am working for JBS International. We run the Child Welfare reviews in each state for the Federal Government. It will be great to be a part of conducting and analyzing the reviews. I will also gain a great perspective of how the Child Welfare System is working on so many different levels. I feel very lucky to have gotten a job so quickly. I'm actually still a little shocked at how quickly it all occurred, I thought I would be interviewing for weeks and weeks.

So even though I don't have as many exciting things to report, I will do my best to keep you all updated on my life.