I am so fucking bored! Being at home and not having anything to do is fine…some of the time, but at work…it’s brutal! I’m starting to wonder if the clock is ticking backwards. I’ve had some time to look up those awesome Magic Eye pics online. Those are the ones where you have to let your eyes go all wonky so you can see the hidden picture pop out in 3D. I actually have two of those books at home. So far I’ve seen a shark, a horseback rider, some guys playing soccer, and various other shapes and forms.
Seriously though, I HATE being bored at work. I have better things to do with my time than sitting around twiddling my thumbs. If this was an Olympic sport, I’d definitely say I’d have been awarded the gold medal at this point.
My main boss is in New York right now and has had meetings all this week. Tomorrow he goes back to his home in the Hamptons until next week when he travels to Rhode Island. Must be nice to own a second home. Hell, I can’t even afford a first home. Given that there really isn’t anything I can do for him most of the day, I end each day with a recap of things he needs to follow-up on and his appointments for the next day. I leave work at 5:00 pm at the latest because the thumb twiddling can be done elsewhere. Yesterday, after I left, I got several emails from him starting at 5:04 pm. Too bad, so sad. Guess those are waiting.
I need a job that challenges me. I need to shake things up a bit. Last month I made a decision. As of Spring of next year, I’m moving from Austin, TX to Nashville, TN. The idea scares the hell out of me, but it is also very exciting at the same time. Moving from the Live Music Capital to Nashville won’t be too drastic I think, but there are other perks. Here they are in no particular order:
- I’ve been in Austin since 2000 and Texas since 1981. It’s time. Seriously!
- I’m what you call a “Baby Bear” kinda gal. I don’t want the temp too hot or too cold, but rather just right. In Nashville I’d actually have seasons but they’re not too extreme either.
- I have a lot of friends and family in Kentucky and Ohio, which would be between 3 ½ & 4 ½ hours away. I just took a trip there in May and realized I hadn’t been back in Ohio (where my sister lives) since 2011 when my grandmother passed away. That’s too damn long!
- I can start fresh with a new job and new place. I have lots of friends here, but we rarely do anything together, and…well…dating her fucking sucks! I think one of my last messages from a guy said, “You look good enough to eat!” Ewwwww!! Maybe the guys are the same in Nashville, but at least I’d have a fresh batch there. I’ve already dated some of the same people my girlfriends have and that’s just icky!
- I know too many people who know someone else I know in the most RANDOM ways. This can be a bit jarring at times. I’ve been known to sit there with my jaw on the floor trying to figure out why a former co-worker here in Austin lives next door to a guy I was in a single class with in college my freshman year out in west Texas. The best was discovering that a guy I was dating worked (at the time) with my ex-hubby’s wife. That was some interesting insight for sure!
Well, this is a lot to think about. I’m waiting until the Spring because I should get my bonus and hopefully a raise with my current company in January, I’ll get my income tax refund back in February or early March, and I can use those cushions to help with moving costs, assuming my new employer doesn’t do so. My current lease is up in November, so a 4-6-month lease should be do-able. This is uncharted waters for me, so any advice you have on starting over in a new town is greatly appreciated!!