Ends and Beginnings

My last day at my former job landed on a Thursday. I got to say bye to everyone, but was still sad I was leaving. I felt a bit sentimental during my drive home, but quickly got into vacation mode, as we’d be leaving for Utah early the next morning.

We got up early on Friday and made the long drive to Utah. I loved how simple Interstate 80 is from Nevada to Utah. We arrived at Lagoon Park before sunset. It was amazing! Not only is it a roller coaster park, but it also has camping on the grounds! We set up our tent, made dinner, drank some watery Utah beer, and I dealt blackjack to my boyfriend for fun.

We went to ride coasters the next day and had a great time, despite the heat. The best coaster was Cannibal! There wasn’t very many people so it was easy to get on the rides! We were tired afterwards. We showered, ate, went to lay down in the tent, and somehow still slept even though 4th of July fireworks were still going on.

We drove home the next day and made it in time for me to rest before my first day of work the next day. I woke up early that morning and had plenty of time to get ready for work. My boyfriend already had the day off since that was the plan for both of us until I was given my start date with the new job. I had a nice first day of work! My desk and cubicle are huge! Everyone I met seemed nice!

Sadly, my day turned to shit once I got off work. I was walking to my car and saw I had a text from Matt, saying his favorite dog, Frankie, took a turn for the worst. He was getting old and had health issues, and Matt always feared the day would come. Apparently, Frankie couldn’t walk and he took him to the vet right away and decided it was time. I made it to the vet so I was able to be there to say goodbye. It was heartbreaking. It reminded me of when I said bye to my cat, Isis. And it hurt to see Matt’s heart break. Saying goodbye to your beloved animal is the worst. Nothing can prepare you for it.

I got through my first week of work. I really like it there. I want to learn as much as I can and offer my best. I’m excited that I signed up for my benefits and union. I’m eager to go back to work tomorrow and learn more. I will also be bringing my $5 to join the coffee club.

Today was my first time in four months that I got to go to the gym and do Body Combat! It was in the basketball court room and social distancing markers on the floor were in place. There is only room for 27 people and we didn’t even have that many. We did the class in our masks! I was so happy to be there!

Also, I sold my old car today! I hope the new owner enjoys it! I am glad I can take it off my car insurance now!

Looking forward to work tomorrow and hoping this week goes well!

Three day weekend

I am very happy to have started my three day weekend. I had some time to wander a little near the Effie Yeaw Nature Center before a photo shoot with Gloriam Draconis. Here are some pictures I took in that area.

I’m going hiking this weekend and I can’t wait to take more pictures!