Monday, March 26, 2007

A Realization Does Not Need a Camera

Hey everyone! There has been alot going on over on my side of the world, so let's get right into it.

The Boyfriend is Gone

Yeah. My boyfriend has left me...for Orlando! No, we did not break up! Last night he flew out to Orlando where he shall be for a whole month working at another warehouse for our company. Everything is paid for (his lodging, food, transportation) and he gets paid while down there! I'm really jealous, but I know that this is a great opportunity for us. We HATE Michigan (sorry for those of you from here)! The weather is shitty, the people aren't too friendly and there is not much to do where we are. Orlando is sunny, we have family down there, and there are definetely more job opportunities down there than up here. We're hoping that they'll like him so much that they'll offer him a job so we can move there soon. But don't wait to exhale. This is all a fantasy that may or may not come true in the next couple months.

As a Result...

I don't have a camera. Yeah, he took that too! So for the next month, all I have are my words to tell you about my FO's, which sucks!


I finally have a pair of Monkeys! I blocked them yesterday morning when I couldn't sleep and now they are on my feet in all their purply goodness. I was so impressed with them that I finally gained enough interest in Pomatomus to turn the heel and pick up the stitches for the gusset. After that, I started working on the back for my spring vest. Once I have the pattern written up for this one, I'll see if I could get my boyfriend's brother to take some pictures of it, so that it can debut properly on the blog.

The Crusade

So today is Monday and I have to go back to class. Just to let you know, I have done all of homework assignments--accept the ones that are due in two days. This is not the first time this has happened. I have a tendency to do all the easy stuff first, my reasoning being, get all that crap out of the way so I can get to the more difficult stuff. The only problem is that now I'm a knitter, I'll just knit my whole week away! I'm not sure if it's senioritis but I have come to a realization, that I wish to share (you knew this was coming right?).

I've been very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend University, get the grades I have, and graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish and History. A couple months back I was thinking of graduate school. However, now that I think about it, that would be a bad idea, especially right now in my life. Graduate school would mean twice as much reading and writing as a do now, and as much as I love writing, I hate reading. I'm always reading and responding to historical work. I just want to knit, or be an entreprenuer or work in an office. I want to start my life, finally, after 17 years of school (5 years before that at home), I'm ready to get the F out of here and start my career. I know that I can't say now that "I'm never going back to school" cause I don't know what my life has in store for me. However, I can say that I'm really glad that within 5 weeks, all of this shit will be over and the only responsibility I will have is to get to work on time. I'll have more time for stuff I love (i.e. knitting, eating, traveling, and oh yeah, my boyfriend) and I will definetely be less stressed.


Anonymous said...

Hey, if you do move to Orlando, maybe we could meet. I'm 2 hours from there but we go there often to visit family. That'd be cool to meet you in person.

I can imagine how tired of school you are. It's always nice to have time for yourself, to do things you want to do instead of work all the time, so I understand.

noblinknits said...

Hi Kelly - so great to be back and nosing into other people's lives again. Shame about the photos; can't wait to see the socks. I love knitting socks. I'm very excited for you being so close to finishing your degree and having some clear ideas about what to do. I ended up getting a job and signing up to the equivalent of a full time degree at the same time in something as uninspiring as accountancy. I'm now hoping to get much more into knitting and earning money from it and continuing to travel. I hope the accountancy will be a firm introduction to business. Yesterday, I went to an amateur art group and was inspired by the fun things you can get up to without having a full time job. There's so much out there, it's great to have time for more stuff and being less stressed!