You Can’t Always Get What You Want

…but sometimes you can.  Oh, the difference ten days make.  I found a lovely little apartment for me and only me.  My own space again…sigh.  Divine. For the last two years, I have had the best roommate I could ask for, but he is moving to DC and it’s time for me to live alone again.  I can’t wait to make it my own with new bedding, wall hangings, patio furniture, and new kitchen towels.  Those are the things I’m dreaming of these days.  My new digs are on the West Side off Howell Mill Road, right where all the fun new stuff is springing up.  I will miss Midtown oh-so-much, but her price tag was more than my solo wallet could handle, so I’m hiking across the Connector to the West Side.

So that was awesome, finding a new place.  But do you know what else is awesome?  Getting a new job when you’ve been ready for a change for three years!  Last week I accepted a position at a high school in Fulton County.  I always wanted to teach in a high school, but when I met 8th graders my first year of teaching, I fell in love and never left them…until now.  I still love them–I just want to see what they’re like after they leave middle school.  As if that news isn’t great in itself, I have also cut my commute in HALF!  Right now I drive 52 miles a day just going to work and home.  I spend about 90 minutes in my car every day.  I read last year that the number one way to improve your quality of life is to reduce your commute, so this is finally happening for me.  (Expect a separate post about how hard it will hit me when I realize that I don’t work at Hopewell Middle School anymore.  I can’t think about that right now; I’ll think about that tomorrow.)

And to top all of that off, I still have the most wonderful boyfriend in the world, sweet sweet friends, and I am healthy and happy.  Oh yeah…and after June 3, I have two months off work.  Life is good. 🙂