[Alissa’s note: Do you get the title of this blog? It’s a play on the Greenday’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” song title. (Sometimes, I’m too clever for my own good and NO ONE gets it. Like my AlissaInPink Twitter is a play on “pretty in pink”. No one gets that. #FAIL.) ]
And by “forever” I mean more than a month. I wouldn’t let a month go by without going to church (except for that short stint I had in college when I realized the churches in Athens weren’t worth getting out of bed for and my church in Columbus was too unpredictable for me to drive 90 minutes to be there, so I decided to watch it live online instead). I wouldn’t go a month without calling my best friends or hanging out with my boyfriend. So, how did I let a month go by without writing? I love writing. I miss writing. And I’m back. To writing.
A lot has happened in the past month. For starters, I had the ultimate this-cannot-be-my-life experience in terms of my career. Long story short, I am no longer the pathetically unmotivated and frustrated woman I was when I graced this blog in August. Nope. Leave it to a well-paying, great hours, great benefits, great opportunity for advancement job to remind me what I really want to do with my life and give me a sneak preview of what my life will be if I don’t work my butt off to reach my goals: utterly miserable. It’s amazing what a month can bring.
So, in a way, I’m back to square one. The same square I stood on in June of 2009 right after college graduation. But this time, I’m not dealing with the death of a parent, living on my own for the first time, being discouraged by the success of others, or feeling like I’ll be single forever. This time, I am older, wiser, stronger and happier. I’m moving forward. I’m focused. I’m motivated.
Who knows? I may even dust off those GRE books. Maybe.