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Permalink 01:39:42 am, by sam Email , 882 words   English (US)

As you can tell, I haven't been writing much these days. A lot of things have happened but then again, it feels like nothing too much has changed. First and foremost, the biggest thing that occurred this year: Josh and I got married! In March, we decided to do a very casual "signing of the paperwork" to make it official, which included a lunch with our families and Shahab being our minister-of-sorts. A reception will definitely follow sometime next year. I haven't quite gotten around to planning it these days. Life overall hasn't really changed. We were living together already and we pretty much acted like a married couple so there was not much of a change to be had. I like that nothing's different ?it's a reassuring feeling to me since I was afraid that getting married would somehow change the dynamic of our relationship. The only major differences are that we have a joint checking account and Josh finally has consistent health care through my job. Oh, and the whole name changing thing will happen soon but I am not looking forward to the long, long process.

I am still not used to calling him my "husband" yet. I always catch myself calling him "boyfriend" which is sad because I should be at least calling him my ?ianc? Come to think of it, our original Anniversary is coming up this weekend. I don't know what would count as our Anniversary since the day we officially got married was on the Ides of March. Not the most ideal date, but maybe it could be the date that we have our reception too. In any case, I have a feeling that we will have to choose something logical because I doubt Josh can remember all of these dates. He has a hard time figuring out what day it is sometimes. That isn't a bad thing ?he's home a lot more often now that he quit his production job. He's working on his thesis and teaching two classes. Hopefully his thesis won't take too long, but I have a felling it will be about 2 years, give or take. A lot of people take so much longer, but since he's been putting it off for so long, I hope he will be able to trudge along and finish it sometime in the near future.

Another change - I decided to go back to my previous employer after 8 months at my "new" job that I mentioned last year. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and the people were great, but I went back for a promotion. I haven't written in so long that I am already approaching almost a year here at work already. The people are great as well and the job is satisfying overall. There are definitely pros and cons about both jobs but for now, I like where I am and am starting to feel more comfortable with everything. The transition period has been tough, but I do enjoy the challenge. I try not to get caught up with everything since I realize that it's not brain surgery?o one is dying and people's lives aren't at risk. Knowing that gives me a little perspective on things and it helps when I'm stressed out and allows for problem solving. I am learning a lot and growing in my career. I like that feeling and knowing that I will be able to move forward and eventually get promoted again when I am ready (that is, if the economy allows it).

A few of my friends have gotten married over the past few years. It's a weird feeling knowing that you are getting older. A friend of mine is pregnant already and I still feel like it's too soon, even though in actuality it is a normal time for them to have kids. I went to my 10 year high school reunion this summer and it was strange. It was nice seeing everyone again but it was weird because it feels like everyone is at a different stage in their lives. Some already have a few kids and have a wonderful family. Others are just now figuring out what they want to do with their life and are in school or training for a specific job. There are some that still don't know what they want to do, which I think is perfectly normal. I can't expect myself to know what I want to do with the rest of my life when I'm 27 years old. The future looks good, but with everything going on right now ?the economy, wars, etc., it's hard not to be worried. Going back to Modesto was fun. I hadn? been back in a few years since none of family lives there anymore. So many changes to the city, but everything is pretty much the same in a sense. I still know where everything is ?all of the streets and local hangouts are there. It was really comforting. I saw tons of people that I hadn? seen since 1998 and it was great catching up with everyone. I was hoping more people would?e attended, but it was a decent turnout. I am trying to keep in touch through MySpace and Facebook, but even that is getting hard these days.

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