Life is plodding along reasonably well at the moment.
Started new job two months ago as a Project Coordinator - with a reasonable pay increase = loving that (though still doesn't seem to be enough
The role is quite challenging but enjoying it immensely.
Signed up for 5 work/career related online courses just this last week, so will be quite busy over the next few months.
My BF and I are looking at investing in property / buying a house together. That is coming with it's own challenges. We have the money for a deposit but the banks don't want to lend us the rest of the money. *grumbles*
Only problem is that with all this stuff going on, my dancing has suffered. My coach moved studios 5-ish? months ago and I haven't been dancing since. Well I've done a bit of social dancing but that's it really. He's moved to a studio that's in a really inconvenient location. Had one lesson there - went straight after work, which wasn't too bad, took 45mins by public transport but on the way home, it took me 2 bloody hours - again by public transport. And at night, while the public transport isn't too bad it isn't fun either.
I'm really missing dancing. Need to get my own car...
Though I have started something else - Pole Dancing.
The BEST whole body work out EVER!!! Only doing 1-2 hours a week but am loving it!!
And I joined a gym last week though haven't been there yet.
Don't have any plans for the Christmas holidays as yet. Have taken 13 days off work, which turns out to be around 3 weeks with the public holidays but not sure what we'll end up doing. Depends if we get financing for a house or not. We were planning that if we get a house for ourselves we would use that time to move in but now.... Bloody Banks!!
We were also thinking of maybe going to the states to visit my BF's brother. He's one of the only family members, of my BF, who I haven't met. And in my opinion the most important one.
We've been bugging him to come down to Australia too.....
But we'll see. There is one more bank we're trying and if that doesn't work then I'll really start putting pressure on BF to call his travel agent.
October was quite a sad month for my BF and I. We had two deaths that we had to deal with. A friend and a very close family friend of my BF's. He was a great kid. Can't believe he went the way he did. In terms of location I was the closest one to him when he went, it feels very strange to have been so physically close to him (couple hundred meters) when he was going through such pain but not have been able to help him.
It's nearly two weeks since he left us and we still aren't over it. Not that I wold expect us to be, he'll be on our minds for a long time to come.
The funeral was last Saturday - It was very sad. We also went for the cremation after the funeral even though it was supposed to be a family event only. His father told my BF that if we wanted to come he wouldn't mind. I felt very privileged to be a part of that. They are such a great family and I feel terrible for what they've had to go through. They'll never be the same.
It was strange at the funeral there were so many people that turned up but no one could help him. If only he had called someone, talked to someone. Anyone there would have helped him, if only he had asked. And he was so young...
Have a headache and should be going to bed. BF is on the couch in front of the telly fast asleep. Need to wake him up and get him to bed too.
Tomorrow, or rather today is the start of a new week and Tuesday the start of a new month. Hopefully will be a good one.
Goodnight my lovely PDO'ers.