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15 September 2011 @ 10:01 pm
Where is the light in your deep dark room? A shock of light could save you from the shadow.  

It seems like this is the week everyone's coming back to LiveJournal so I figured I would jump on board. I still check my friends page constantly through-out the day, it's a habit I'm not sure I will ever get out of, but it has been a while since I've posted anything.

Now where to start? Nothing major has really happened lately.

I've moved back in with my parents. My friend and I were planning on moving to London next year so we were supposed to spend this year saving as much money as possible, but she's just blown all of her money on a holiday so I don't really know what's going on with that. I won't be too disappointed if London gets pushed back or falls through because then I can use all of my savings to buy myself a car :)

I'm going for my license at the beginning of October and I'm slightly terrified. It's not that I'm worried about driving, I've been doing that for 3 years now. I know I can drive. I just hate making mistakes and I hate being judged. And I just have a really bad feeling that I'm going to get nervous and make some stupid mistake. Fingers crossed for that one.

My birthday was last week so I have to try to remember than I'm 22 now. Which kind of sucks. I like odd numbers, bring on 23! My parents bought me a Kindle (still waiting for it to arrive..). I still love collecting books but I think it will be really nice to have it for traveling or just lugging around in my handbag all day. Sometimes I end up with 2 or 3 books in there and that gets heavy!

My best friend Marnie bought me a 3-barrell curling iron. I'm still getting the hang of it so there's been lots of crazy Hermione Granger a la HP and the Philosopher's Stone hair going on. It's lots of fun ;)

And for myself I bought a new phone and a new watch. My poor credit card got quite the workout that day. My phone is the HTC Sensation and I completely love it! It's so shiny and fun. And kind of complicated to figure out compared to the iPhone, which is actually perfect for me. I get bored if things are too easy. The watch is a Garmin GPS which tracks all of your runs (distance, time, calories, heart rate etc..). It's pretty awesome, and makes me look forward to getting outside.

Running has been going well, the Bridge to Brisbane 10K was last Sunday so we headed out there at 4 in the morning (!!!). I was really hoping to finish it in under 1:10 and I finished in 1:09:33 so I am thrilled with that! It was a really great experience, lots of fun, but it was so crowded (43000 people!) so even one hour into the run you were still worrying about dodging people. It never really got to a point where you had your own space. I would love to try a smaller race next time, maybe another 10K or I might start working towards a half marathon! (Aahh..)

I've starting doing an online TAFE course in Business Administration. I still don't really know what I want to do with my life, and I'm not worried about it anymore either. I don't need a career, just a decent job where I make enough money to do all of the things I love. But we figured since my calling in life seems to be organizing everything I can get my hands on that some kind of administration position might be a good fit.

I'm determined to get to 101 books this year, but I don't know if it will actually happen or not. I'm so far behind. Maybe I'll speed up when my Kindle arrives. Nothing gets your butt in gear like new toys.

Uh, what else?.. Work is pretty much the same. Boring, but perfect hours and good pay. We just hired 2 new staff members this week and I got stuck training them both (because no-one else could be bothered doing it). It's not too bad though because it means that I can train them to do things the way I like them done. I already managed to brainwash the new guy into always putting pens back in the pen holder (seriously, I'm the only person who does this.).

I can't believe I wrote that much. No hard feelings if you just skimmed it guys, I'm not even sure I can be bothered going back to proof read all of that... But of course I did anyway. Because I'm a crazy perfectionist like that.

So hopefully this isn't the last you will hear from me for another 6 months. We'll see :) I still need to bore you all with lists of TV shows I'm watching this season.

These (and the one at the top of the page) were all taken with my phone. I can't wait for them to make an Instagram app for Android, but in the meantime Vignette is pretty cool too.

Feeling: bouncybouncy
Joshblueymcphluey on September 16th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
good lord I swear you have a new phone every time we connect... I mean, admittedly that doesn't happen very often but REALLY NOW XD

I don't need a career, just a decent job where I make enough money to do all of the things I love

YES, this is what I like to hear! I've heard of so many people drift aimlessly with no direction, but you know what you want and you're out to get it! Even if it may not be in a career sense, I respect that!

I can train them to do things the way I like them done

haha I love being the old-timer who trains the new kids for this very reason >:)
Steph: hc: marti bow and arrowharbourlight on September 16th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Haha yeah, I am a little bit spoilt :P I had the last one for almost 2 years though! It just went by really fast.

Do you mind if I ask how much rent you pay? I'm just curious if its something I could afford.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 16th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
280 a week which is almost double what I was paying when I was sharing but absolutely worth it I think
Steph: celeb: anna purpleharbourlight on September 16th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
Oh ok. I used to pay 265 a fortnight so it is a bit of a leap. I could afford it, but then I would have to stop doing crazy things like blowing $800 on a new phone just because I'm bored :P
Joshblueymcphluey on September 16th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC)
do ittt!! the independence is intoxicating!
Steph: celeb: demi sunsetharbourlight on September 16th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
Haha fine then :P As soon as I get my license and buy a car. Which will hopefully be by the end of the year.

I'm looking on realestate.com.au now and there are some pretty decent looking places for around the same price as yours.
Joshblueymcphluey on September 16th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
:o did I mention I'm getting my first car tomorrow maybe if the loan gets approved quickly?? It's very exciting! It feels so different from borrowing family cars because it's one that I ACTUALLY want and looks awesome and will be completely mine and stuff!

you should go looking in person, the pictures are always completely misleading (the bad ones look good, the good ones look bad, it's a mess) and there's no pressure to get into it once you're there, just browse around and inspect what you could be getting in to!
Stephharbourlight on September 16th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. That's so cool. I hope it all works out!

Omg, look at this one: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-unit-qld-kedron-405576756

I could have a spare room!
ehlwyen: Vd-Caroline-hiehlwyen on September 17th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
It's so great to hear from you! *hugs*

Glad to hear you are doing well! Look at all the cool toys you've got! Wow at the running! I'm totally impressed! And all of that starting at 4am!

It's great that you're saving to go to London. that sounds like a really fun time. Although having a car is so useful. Good luck on your licence test!

Edited at 2011-09-17 04:06 am (UTC)