Last week I asked you all to fill out a survey about this here blog.
(Thank you to those of you who have done it so far! You rock!)
That survey is still open, btw, and will be for awhile. Maybe forever. I don’t know. Haven’t decided.
But one of the things that came up in the survey, both in the multiple choice questions and also in some of the comment was that you all would like to see more life updates.
I know those have been scarce around here for a LONG time. So I thought about it and decided to give you exactly that. Some stuff about life.
Today I’m going to do some catching up, and then along the way I’ll try to generally just keep you all more up-to-date with what’s happening in my actual world, not just in my pretend world.
On the Subject of that Icky Love Stuff
A big part of the reason I stopped giving a lot of personal life updates is because of Chris. Even now I’m really not sure what to say about this. Things are different. We still see each other pretty regularly, but it’s not what it was and I don’t even really know what it is. I don’t spend all my free time at his house anymore. Other than one evening when I happened to be helping him with something and by chance saw one of his sisters, I haven’t actually seen anyone in his family (including the kids) in a really long time. We keep up on Facebook and Instagram. I miss them a lot. After all, they were like family to me. Or they still are. I’m not really sure how it works at this point.
I’m fine. I don’t mind how things are right now. It’s not ideal and it’s not what I’m hoping for long-term. But HONESTLY, I’m good with it right now. We have so much fun together. He’s still my favorite person on the planet and I have every hope that eventually things will be more defined. But at this point, I’m not complaining. Except for the whole part where I really want to hang out with his family again.
Career and Whatnot
There was a point a few months ago where I decided I would be quitting my job on May 31 whether I had another job or not.
Things at work have not improved. In fact, in most ways they’ve gotten worse.
BUT, I decided not to leave because part of me still has this weird belief that I can make some changes for the better and that people will, eventually, start listening to me since I actually DO know what I’m talking about. So I’m here for now. But I make no promises of how much longer I will hold on. I hit my 10 year anniversary back in March and nobody really seems to care about that.
HOWEVER. Away from my 9-5 I’m having a lot of fun with Awards Circuit. I’m writing more, am doing a lot of the news reporting, and joined the podcast Circuit Breaker a couple of months ago. It’s great to nerd out and talk movies with the guys. It’s especially fun when I get to shock them with hating movies I’m “supposed” to love and vice versa.
I’m bummed because I have to miss the Los Angeles Film Festival this year because of traveling. But it’s okay. I guess.
Hmmm. I don’t really have anything else to put here right now. I spent most of my free time either going to the movies or watching movies and TV shows at home. The difference is that now, I get to write a lot of that stuff off as legitimate work expenses. Which reminds me that I’m also in the process of officially registering this here blog as a business. Crazy, right? I’m celebrating 10 years this summer and I want to really go all out.
Which reminds me. I’m celebrating TEN YEARS of APeekatKarensWorld.com this summer and I want to celebrate in a big way. What are some things you want to see?? Let me know!
I guess that’s really about it for now. There’s still time to complete the survey. The link is up at the top. It will seriously take like one or two minutes to complete it. I tried to keep it super simple and to the point. Thank you!