I know, I know. I’m right there with the “I told you so’s”!

I have been gone for quite some time – mostly due to a new job, two moves, relationship, adoptions and snowball of life tumbling down on me!

I’ll write about each one briefly today.

For now – I have become so much more aware of blogging than I was before! I have a few that I follow and will try to utilize the inspiration to keep myself going as well. I will try to focus on more local concierge activities in mine – I feel like the hair, makeup, product stuff is way overdone online. Being a former and current concierge for major hotel chains makes me naturally obligated to explore my surroundings and discover the best ways to experience food, culture and life in my city. I’m going to try and pass that experience onto you. If it seems lame down the line I can always go the traditional route later.

Love getting paid!

Love getting paid!

When I started this blog, I was unemployed for the first time in my adult life, and I was bored out of my mind! It astonished me on a daily basis that I qualified for Unemployment at the highest dollar amount, and that I was not even required to look for a job for up to a year!!! I wish now I had taken more advantage of the opportunity I was given. Maybe taken some time to volunteer or start something new on my own – without being “formally employed” I could have accomplished a lot and not had to worry about bills! Alas, everything happens for a reason. Perhaps I would not be in the fortunate situation I am now in, in love with the right man, and planning for such a successful future if I had not been so stubborn about finding work right away.

If there is one thing I learned from the experience, it’s that employment comes in many different forms. You don’t need to have a W-2 to prove you are working. You just need to have a purpose, a form of income, and proof you are learning and growing as an individual. My current and hopefully forever love, Bill, is a self-employed Equity Trader. I had no idea what that meant 2 years ago when I met him. I was so clueless about stocks and making money in the market that he had to give me a step by step layout of what he does on a daily basis for me to believe he was actually working and not just sitting on the couch everyday watching the most boring tv show ever. Oh naive little me. Now I know a little better, and the proof is in the pudding – we are moving into a new house at the end of this year! All the finance is coming from his side – we aren’t engaged yet and I have no money to speak of saved for a purchase like this. Which would be a big red flag to him except I also have no debt to speak of and good credit – evens out the odds hopefully!

First picture

Bill and I on our first date over two years ago, the Del Mar Fair!

Taken last week in Houston - Out to dinner with his parents.

Taken last week in Houston – Out to dinner with his parents. We were on a trip to Austin, TX – our new home come December!

Anyways, job or no job – things have moved on considerably well for me these past two and a half years. I’m very thankful for the job I have, and excited to see what opportunities come up next during our move. I’ll try to update a post once a week, I’ve found that’s a reasonable time frame to continue posting.

Here’s hoping I don’t drop off the face of the earth again! And here’s a picture of my kitten – Toby when about two months after I got him, he’s about 6 months old in the picture I think…

Toby baby

Toby baby