21 January 2007

Lacking Foregiveness

So I haven't had much go all that wrong in my life that wasn't already. Therefore I have less to complain about, and a better life overall, and less to blog about.

I'm figuring more out at work, and starting to understand all the stuff I have to know about my job. "They" say it takes a year to become a useful employee, and it's only been six months, but I had a goal of being fully competent by year's end. Well that passed, and I didn't meet that goal, but I'm on track for the one year competency, so that's good. Still worried about another lay-off, though, and that's a bummer. The only consolation is that I wouldn't have to pay for anything they've already given me if that's what they decide to do, and I could still apply at NASA, with a reasonable hope of getting my dream job.

Class is going just fine, I guess. We've only had one meeting so far, and the prof wants us to WebEx in for the rest of the classes so he can ask us questions in real-time. w00t! Now I can't really watch my class whenever I want, I've gotta watch it 8:30-11:10 now, which isn't really that bad, but whatever. Russian class is going pretty well, actually. There's only one guy that is doing better than me, and he's motivated by going to Russia in a month, whereas there's almost no need for me to learn the language. I'm quickly on my way to becoming sort of trilingual. I need to go and get re-imersed in a Spanish speaking situation, unlike the last five years of my life.

When I'm not working or studying, I'm actually hanging out with people now. That's a bit refreshing. Granted, when I got here, I had expected that I'd be hanging out with people every night, like when I was an intern. Now people have lives, and I hadn't prepared for that, myself. Now that I have my own life, there's plenty to do, so I don't feel bored all the time. I've even been reading more, for pleasure! Not just to figure out my next move in the stock market, or improve my abilities at work, or to understand just why the rest of the world hates us!

So life's going alright for me now.

I still wish I were back in Omaha though.

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