Spoiler Alert: Not Schadenfreude

I got an email from WordPress today that summed up my 2015 blogging. And I went “Oh yeah. I have a blog.”

It’s been over six months since I’ve posted. That’s a long time, even for me. I can’t promise everyone will enjoy reading this post, but it’ll be pretty damn easy for me to write. Some people might be annoyed but I don’t really blame them. I’ve been there. Other people’s happiness isn’t fun or exciting, it’s pretty boring.

For most people, at least. Not my readers. You people love other people’s happiness – especially mine, right?

In a nutshell, my life got really good over the last seven months. I started a new job and fell in love.

The Job

I started my new job as a Product Analyst in September. I do business analysis now and I absolutely love it. Basically, I work with the users to identify problems, then I work with technology to identify solutions. business-analyst

I still have a lot to learn, but so far I love it. I get to work independently and I spend my days testing systems that are still being developed, talking with users to get a better understanding of how to improve their work, writing requirements, and doing all sorts of problem solving.

The Man

Mike and I actually met last summer, then connected at a wedding again last December. We spent the entire reception together, talking and dancing, then capped the night off with what was definitely the best first kiss ever. We didn’t actually talk again until July, but we’ve basically been together ever since.

I had a good feeling about him since our first date in July, but it’s been better than I could have hoped. He manages to do all these things I didn’t think were possible in a relationship. I can laugh with him like a best friend, but he makes me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. He makes me feel secure without smothering me. I’m just so damn happy with him.

It’s been a whirlwind six months, but I remember breezy sunsets, late summer rain, kitchen dancing and bourbon kisses, pancake breakfasts, and a lot of breathless laughter.

A few weeks ago, we were putting ornaments on the tree, and we came across a few ornaments – favors from the wedding last December. It was surreal. Even after that night at the wedding, it never occurred to me that I would be decorating a tree with him.

Regardless, I’ll take it.

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