Wednesday, May 31, 2006

work....humm, what to do next?

It figures, just when I get to a point in my job, where I think, ahhh, finally a career path....BAM! Someone throws an enourmous rock thru my window. Once again, my GM has put the spin on it, that since i am soooo goooood with customers, I am needed to help get a customer back on board. FUCK! I can see the writing on the wall, within months, I will probably NOT be doing anything that has to do with marketing and fully involved in client services. Now I am back to where I was before I started this job, looking for another job. At least I am not unemployed or laid off. Just when I am finally getting ahead with the $$, a hole is blown in the side. It has been a long fucking year, and I was finally feeling good about everything and now at the end of today, I am feeling completely deflated. Maybe I will feel better tomorrow, who knows. Its just a job.....right?

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Hail Time @ Sasquatch!

Waiting out the hail storm in the beer tent@sasquatch! We were hiding out from the major hail storm that decided to hit the Sasquatch fest! Rained out most of the afternoon acts. Sunday was a much better day! I will post a couple of pics.....

and back to normal life again...

I am back and this week started with a bang. My manager I love, is leaving to for a new position, she was offered an amazing job somewhere else. This sucks for me, since she was the biggest advocate for change there, and now I am not so sure what will happen. Also she gave me the heads up for changes that will take place after the long weekend. I can only wait to see. My GM doesn't see value in marketing, he sees as an expense, so it wouldn't surprise me if I am either laid off or "pushed" into another position within the company. I cant stress about what I cant control. I will not take it lying down, not after what I have accomplished there. I am going to enjoy the weekend, and see what happens when I get in on Tues.

Meanwhile, its time to enjoy the extended weekend! I am off to the Sasquatch Music Festival! YEAH! Two days of music!!! Fun fun! I hope its not raining in the gorge!

Will update with photos later. Bye

Friday, May 26, 2006

back!

Well, I have taken a break from here for awhile, since I was off traveling to the east coast. An huge thank you to my friends, you are amazing! I feel very very lucky to have you in my life. As I boarded the plane last Sunday at Logan, I thought of all the fun I had and how much I miss each and everyone one of you. I love Seattle, I really do, it is an incredible place to live, but I miss the connections I have with my friends back east. Enough to move back? I never thought I would consider it, but in the last week, it is something I have considered. Who knows what I will think in 6 months!? Kinda of at a crossroads I guess. I will figure it out.

Thank you to all of you for an amazing time. Garrett and Brian, wow!!! THANK YOU for the TWO parties you hosted while I was on the east coast.

Until I am back next summer for Kate's wedding, you are all welcome to come and visit me in Seattle!

Love you all and miss you so so so much! M.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

East Coast Bound

I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 days on the east coast and visiting my friends! Fun fun! I have missed you all!

I will miss Seattle and I have very good reasons to return. Its home now.

Next post will be from the other side of the country!

BYE!

Monday, May 08, 2006

postsecret!

I am so excited....

Postsecret, the art project I have been tracking for awhile, the "creator" Frank is coming to Seattle for a book signing!! WOW! I have waited and waited for a Seattle appearence and here it is! Not that I really should buy a copy, I should save my money for my trip, but I want one signed. This is one of the coolest art projects I have ever seen!

Here is a writeup about it:

Frank Warren is a Maryland business owner who, in November 2004, started a 'community art project' that has captivated people everywhere, and made for one of the year's bestselling delights. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (Regan) is a compilation of many of the life-held secrets people confessed in postcard form which Frank Warren then transposed to his website. Information on this, aside from the book itself, can be found at www.postsecret.blogspot.com. "A fascinating public airing of private thoughts—some dark, some funny, endearing or disturbing—written on homemade postcards...The range of efforts (meticulous, sloppy, artful, ponderous) will astound you." - TIME.com. This should be fun.


Check it out!

Friday, May 05, 2006

life is good

I feel good about life right now. I feel centered, I feel like I finally belong in my own life, my own skin. This is the first time in 35 yrs I have felt this alive and content. I am very much looking forward to going to the east coast, and now, I am very excited about returning home, to Seattle. This is where I belong for the time being. I dont want to say forever, things in life change too damn fast to say forever. You can never count on forever. Only plan for the future and see what happens. Usually I am surprised, I am never ready for what life throws at me. I am usually caught off guard. Every day is a gift.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

East coast bound!

I leave in exactly one week for the east coast and I am so excited I could burst!!!!!!!!!!!! I get to see all of my friends! I love it!! I cant wait.....one week seems like a long time.