Brand New Apartment, Brand New Life

New Apartment

This is a big step, for me, for him, for us. It’s extremely cliché; I know it. We signed a lease together and I’m going to write this post even though he’ll probably be embarrassed. However, since many of you out there don’t know who HE is, he can relax, knowing that the ones who do know won’t make fun of him for too long.
My man and I lived together for a few months out of necessity and, I’d have to wager, a bit of laziness on his part. Or, maybe it was his sneaky way of a test drive. Whatever it was, living together at my last place of abode led to us signing our first lease together about one month prior to this post. We’ve been officially moved-in together for about three weeks; I think it’s going well! We even had our first houseguests over, including one of our favorite couples ever over for a hilarious evening of food and wine. I made boeuf bourguignon a la Julia Child (because I can’t resist making a mention of her wonderful legacy) and he made the most wonderful salad. Of course, the walnuts were raw, yet still scrumptious because, as we discovered in media res, our oven wouldn’t heat up…

New Life

In other news, I’ve gotten what one can only call a promotion of sorts. It’s funny how getting a raise and promotion only means new (and more) work. At least that’s what I’ve observed in the movies! Ha! I’ve just gotten my first one of either sort. Although, I’m not sure if I can really say promotion, but my hours of work and play have dramatically changed and, as of this payday, so will the number of dollars in my direct deposit.

Looking Backward, Just for a moment

It’s amazing to think that it was three years ago to the day, I was fired from my first job in the city, for, essentially, not being trained properly. I still believe there were more motives than that at play, but who cares at this point? The only reason I even know that it happened is that I have a draft labeled March 22, 2014: “Being fired and moving on…Yes, I was just fired from my job yesterday.”

I’m not sure I even want to open the draft to read the rest…I can’t believe how different my life is now. I can’t believe that back then I could even begin to fathom that I was happy. I was not nearly as happy as I am now……

Took the time to read that draft. I’m amazed at how positive I was about being fired from a job I loved so much…Of course, that’s how my momma raised me!

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3 thoughts on “Brand New Apartment, Brand New Life

  1. There is always a tingle of suspense when I get the email letting me know you have FINALLY written a new post! As always, your writing and insight make me so proud… and I blush a little too, thank you for the shout out! Being your mom has been the biggest blessing in my life, and as I am sure all mothers will agree, the only thing we want is to see our babies grow up to be happy. Congratulations to both you and “him” on this new and wondrous chapter in your lives. Your own home full of love, friendship and cat hair 💖

  2. Dear Alex, can’t help but think of “Julie Julia.” I just see you doing very interesting things. First of all I give you credit for having the courage to move to the city and try something new. You come from a family of self starters. Your generation has a lot of challenges but judging from what I have seen you are up to the challenge. Congratulation on this new step, to believe in yourself comes first but the right partner makes a lot of difference. To love and be loved, to support each other and truly want the other to be happy and succeed in their goals, that is what makes a good partnership.

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