only 2 more weeks – squeee! 4 years ago
How I did it: The hardest part was finding someone in my organization with a job that would take me in a place I wanted to go. My current office had a position in another city, and although it meant another year of shift work, I took it. Once that happened, I found a replacement for myself in my apartment, I moved out, and I up and left town - permanently. Ha! Read how I did it… 4 years ago
So, tonight is Rosh Hashanah, and I’ve got bubkes. My usual RH friends (A’s family) are out of town, except for his brother who is Catholic and doesn’t observe on his own, and life is so upside-down that I simply forgot to plan anything else. And I’m sitting here having missed a work deadline of yesterday because I’m just so bored with this work that I’m being my usual inefficient self, but I do have to do it. So I’m alone, and feeling really sorry for myself (i.e., crying), and totally didn’t anticipate feeling so crap; it really only hit me in the last couple of hours. I’ll talk to A later on but right now he’s out beering with a friend. Beyond that, in terms of getting any meaning out of the holiday, I honestly had been avoiding it, as I often do (too much old, yucky family stuff comes up).
I guess I’m a little hurt, too, that no one in my family (they all live elsewhere), or my local/A’s “family” who are out of town, knowing that my life is topsy-turvy, thought to check whether I had plans. 4 years ago
to start a new goal, Sell My Apartment, but this one will do, and the end result will be the same.
So, the interim goal is to put the apartment on the market, which will require doing a lot of small and not-so-small repairs/renovations and getting rid of clutter. Both are actually going OK. I just got through four days with my dad and stepmom, one of whom drove me batshit; other than that it was a productive few days. No time to spell it all out here – I’ve barely gotten on the computer – but then again the details are not particularly thrilling. Could probably use a good, electronic list, on the other hand.
I might even have yet another goal, Not Kill My Stepmother. She’s still kind of driving me batshit, but at least she’s no longer in my apartment bossing me around 24/7. 4 years ago
Its going to happen – this time next month I will have left DC. I cant wait to leave this place behind. I think I will live a much better life after I leave. The place Im going to may not be the most beautiful or exciting or whatever, but there’s nothing wrong with the place, and there’s a lot to be said for that. 5 years ago
I had it all planned out how and when I was going to get out of DC. Then the fickle hand of fate plucked me for an assignment that will delay my departure by a good 6 months or so. On the other hand, I could leave 6 months sooner, but it will cost me a lot financially, plus it could easily come back to bite me down the road for leaving before I completed another different assignment here. 6 years ago
Well, I am still stuck here, but at least I have a plan for how, when and where I will get out. The only thing is, there are two possible when’s, and I need to pick one. I might get some information this week that could help me decide that. Problem is, there’s only one guy who might give me the info I need, and since its kind of sensitive, and I dont know him terribly well, he might not give it to me. 7 years ago