Secret Sunday

This weeks postcards were mostly about rape. Which makes me sad. Taking that piece of security from someone, in such a way that is supposed to be so intimate.

It makes me wonder what the rapists are thinking. How sad they are as well. I know that’s not what I should think, but I can’t help it. How depressed are they that they feel that this is their only option? What has lead them to think that this is the only way that they can connect to someone in a sexual manner?

The postcard I’m sharing this week isn’t about rape, since I have never experienced such a horrific thing. But it does explain how I feel about my job. The reason I stay at my current job is to beef up my resume. Prior to working here I never kept a job for longer than 2 years. And that was 10 years ago. I wanted to make sure that employers knew I could stick around. But considering after 3 years, I barely make enough to survive as a single parent. I work my ass off. I do every single project my bosses ask, on top of my current work. I feel taken advantage of, every day. 4 months left. And then I am done. If it weren’t for the fact that we were moving, I would definitely be looking for jobs elsewhere. All day long.

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until next time,

J

onward and upward!

If you weren’t aware, this summer, my family and I will be leaving Dallas. We moved here 3 years ago, to help take care of my mom because she was sick. Now that she’s gone, we have no reason to stay here. We have no family here, our jobs are not wonderful, we have made some friends, and it is going to be sad leaving them, but we have to make changes.

I found this completely RAD website on Pinterest the other night.  It’s called Roadtrippers, and it’s really helpful for anyone going on a road trip.  No matter how short or long the trip is.  Basically, you put in where you’ll be departing from, and your final destination.  It’ll give you the best route to take (you can change the route to take certain highways that you would prefer), and then you can choose attractions, restaurants, there are 9 different categories, with subcategories, and you can choose how far off your path you’re willing to travel.  Then, it will put little pins at all the different things you’re looking for.  It’s awesome.  This is what I’ve got so far for our road trip:

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If you click on the photo, you can click on the numbers, and see what kind of stuff we’ll be doing while on the road trip.

I was excited about this move before, but since I found this website, I’m even more excited!  I even decided we would take a detour and knock off one of my bucket list items!  We’re going to go to the Four Corners!

until next time,

j