It has come to my attention that I have been quite absent from the internetterweb-o-sphere for the past year. Real life has come a'knockin' and has stolen most of the time that I used to commit to e-friends and artwork.
While I can't say that I regret the last year, I do feel that I owe everyone a recap. Those who still read this journal have, and always will be, a part of my life. :)
In the interest of parsing down a summary of this year's events, I've constructed the following list of highlights. Those wishing more information on a particular event may comment on it and I will respond with some more in-depth information.
Without further aduei, I present to you:2013: The Year of the Progress
From the start:1) FC 2013
Where I discovered that I still have a billion friends within the community, but determined that the convention itself holds little interest for me. Instead of tieing myself to a table, I spent the weekend running around visiting people and rekindled my love for friends I hardly get to see or have fallen out of touch with.2) Promotions at the workplace
I've been a Mortgage Loan Officer for the past two years. I am not a Senior Loan Officer.
It isn't the most glorious or fun job I've had, but I'm damn good at it. As of next month, I will officially be licensed to do home loans in 10 states (CA, WA, AZ, UT, HI, NJ, NM, CT, DC, WI). I was our top guy in the company for 6 Months out of the year and, for the first time in my life, I feel like I'm actually getting paid well for doing a good job. It's a pretty awesome feeling.3) Debt
This also marks the year that I KILLED over $10,000 in debt. Seriously. Instead of going out and buying that fancy new thingy, I seriously plowed into some debts and am finally back on track with my student loans. Goodbye credit cards. Goodbye weird-phone-bills-from-years-ago. Goodbye car tickets... and good riddance.
It feels good to finally have that weight off my shoulders. 4) Wife!! (Almost)
Most of you have already heard this one, but I can't say it enough times: I am officially engaged
That's right, ladies and gents, the eternal bachelor is officially off of the market. Not to say that I have left my days of wine and music behind; now I just have a partner in crime to share them with. I asked coffeeslayer
to be my wife this year and she said yes.
Every time I say that, I'm still shocked, surprised, pleased, excited, terrified, jittery, and utterly in love. I couldn't be more happy.
Here's a few pictures of the shiny thing.
2013 was a big year. 2014 is shaping up to include such illustrous things as a house, a vacation, and who the hell knows what else.
How was your year?
Either way, I'm looking forward to it.