So since my last posting, I’ve done quite a bit. Now, I think I’ll try to catch you up on what’s been going on.
For our 15th anniversary, my wife and i took a quick trip back to Nashville. We went back to see family and friends, but also to go back to the place where not only I grew up, but that we both loved to live. We were hoping to get around and see some sights and new things that have popped up, since we left back in 2017. Also, we wanted to get away from the cold and snowy Utah weather.
Yeah, about that… Just go to my Instagram profile and see for yourself.
Despite the weather, we were able to make do… somewhat. The first day we were in Nashville, we opted to stay in the hotel mostly. We rested up from the long trip and watched movies and such. Everything was fairly okay, except around midnight when we got a call from the front desk saying that we were too loud and that they were kicking us out . Fortunately, we were able to talk to the manager (who was off-duty) and got the situation smoothed over.
The next day, I finally got around to seeing my brother. We got some food from the Waffle House in town and reminisced of the earlier days.
Later that same day, we took a trip out to Shelbyville to see an old friend of mine. For some reason, I cant seem to find the pictures that I took with my friend Dara. But when I find them, i’ll try to post them.
On Saturday, we got around to seeing an old buddy of mine, JJ. He and i went to college together, and he’s the only dude I’ve managed to keep in contact with since. He’s quite handy. Not only does he work on computers, but he pretty much can tinker with any vehicle with wheels. When you talk about real down to earth people, he’s as real as it gets.
On Sunday just before we left town, I was able to see my brother for one last time. For a long time, I would go months (and sometimes, years) without even hearing from him – and we would even be in the same town, a majority of the time. As of the last few years, I hear from him most of the time at least once a week. Anyways, we had a quick chat and a hug, then we took off to the airport.
I gotta say that leaving Nashville was bittersweet. It was not the trip that I hoped for (being that we also wanted to see some sights and stuff), but I couldn’t help but get teary eyed as we waited on the runway to take off. I so didn’t want to leave what I knew was home, but it just wasn’t our time to be there. There was still a lot left to do in Salt Lake before we make our way back to Tennessee. But I know we’ll be back.
The prior photo was of our layover in Atlanta. There was some surprisingly good food in the airport. The flight from Atlanta to Salt Lake City was full and cramped, but we made it home, safely. I think it took me a large part of the week to decompress from the trip.
Since coming back, I’ve been working on job hunting – which I’ve been without basically since July. Luckily, I managed to land a work-at-home contract tercentennial job with a major financial company. Surprising to me, as I haven’t done call-center work in over five years. Apparently, I had a good phone interview, of which the interviewers said that I should hear from them in about a week or so.
They called me back not even an hour later with a job offer!
So now, I just have to wait on a background check, and I’ll be starting with them in late January. I can’t wait to get back to work and to start feeling productive again. Granted, it’s not working for myself like I was doing before, but that time will come again, eventually.
So that’s the month in review, so far. Yeah, this post was long (sorry about that), but I wanted to catch you up. Until next time, thanks for reading.