Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A whole year?

I am officially three days away from my one year anniversary of moving to NYC. It's amazing how much things have changed for me in the past (almost) 2 years. Scary.

Now is about the time I usually get restless and plot my escape, but I'm resisting. One year really isn't that long of a time and while I am feeling a little tug, there's still a lot of the city I want to explore. I have really been enjoying my time here and still feel quite at home. No sense in leaving just yet.

My current job as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Planned Parenthood of NYC is coming to a close... I have two weeks of service left and then I am done! Two days after that... I start my new job - which will be at the Harlem Children's Zone. I'll be working as a community organizer for their Community Pride branch - which deals with adults and not children. As most of you know... I'm not a huge fan of kids, so it would be silly of me to take a job dealing with them. (Not YOUR kids... of course.)

I'm sad about leaving PPNYC but also excited about the new adventure of starting a new job. Naturally, I'm terrified I won't be any good at it or will hate it or something else horrible - but I'm trying to stay positive. So far.... my success has been average.

Actually, a lot of things have changed or are in the process of changing and it's making me feel a little lost. Overwhelmed. My mind is racing with everything that's happening and trying to process it all. It's not really working, though, and the result is me feeling lost. It will pass, as it always does. But I do need to spend some time getting my shit together. I've been neglecting things and it's all piling up in my mind.

I also need to visit home. Hopefully I'll be able to make the trip to Jax in a couple of weeks. My Dad is coming in and bringing my new baby brother so I want to come down and meet him. This also makes me slightly nervous, as I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about that whole thing... The original plan was go to out to Cali and have a mini family reunion but since I'm starting a new job not even 2 weeks prior... I feel that might not be my best plan right now. A weekend trip to FL I can do, though. So... Florida people I will keep you posted on that!

Also, I turn 25 in less than a month. Should I be worried?

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