My days have been so filled with activity that it's hard to write a coherent post about what's been going on the last month. First off, it's August! When/how did this happen?! It's not that I'm not excited to be moving closer to joining the Foreign Service, I'm just stunned at how quickly time is flying by. I am just starting to really settle into Austin, and the people I've met are simply fantastic. Knowing that I'm going to be leaving them in a year or so (more? less?), well, that just makes me sad. I suppose it's good practice and all that, but, seriously, I LOVE it here.
I have a job interview of sorts tomorrow. I'm not sure how much the position pays, but hopefully it's quite a bit more than what I'm making. That would allow me to work normal people hours (instead of 7-6 everyday), and ease the burden of planning out my paychecks weeks in advance. It would also be closer to my house. This would give me more time to spend with my friends and my dogs. And maybe go for a jog every now and again!
I have to say, I have been generally happier the last two months than I have been in a very long time. And to add to the already wonderful feelings of vitality and happiness that have been coursing through my veins, I've managed to meet someone who makes me smile so much that I think my face might get stuck this way. This generally goes for the rest of my friends, but perhaps with this one I can't help but grin just a teensy bit more. It's refreshing, to say the least! :D
I've found that trying to do what makes me happy just helps the rest of the pieces fall into place. And, boy, am I one happy girl.