A much needed update!

So we have been back from our trip to Kauai, HI for quite some time now.

I know there isn't any such thing as perfect, but when things come close... Kauai was as close to perfect as you can get. Things were perfect until we were delayed in Washington D.C. Oh well. We got home safely. What more can you ask for?

While we were on vacation I received a job offer from ALPS Inc. I accepted the job and will be working in downtown Denver as a Shareholder Services Representative. I am required to get my series 6 and series 7 license, which they will pay for. I will eligible for a review at the end of their fiscal year (September 30th) and my bonus will be prorated to my hire date.

The Monday I got back from vacation, the bank asked me to take a hike.

I was SO angry, upset, hurt, surprised. I stormed out of there on bad terms, but apologized the next day.

Dad has helped me out emotionally and financially more than he knows. I was so embarrassed to ask for help. I mean, I'm an adult. I'm 26. I shouldn't need anyone to bail be out. It most definitely a lesson learned.

Our moving date is approaching quicker than expected. I can't believe we'll be leaving South Carolina in 17 days. I was telling G the other day just how surreal this all still seems to me. I've become so used to living in South Carolina. Although I know Colorado has so much to offer us, being in a new place, not knowing anyone or having any friends is scary.

It's interesting to look back to the time when G and I moved to SC and how different I am from the girl that picked up and left California. I was young. I was immature. I was nervous, scared, and anxious. I was shy.

I feel like I've grown so much in the past three and a half years. I'm SO much more outspoken now. I feel more like a leader than a follower. While I still care about what others have to say and value their opinions, I care so much less about what others think about me. I'm okay with who I am. Now I'm just rambling.

I'm becoming very sad. There are two people G and I have befriended here in Charleston. Brian and Sarah P. They are amazing, loving, caring, wonderful people. I am going to miss them, Brian's daughter Lauren (11), and their baby Amelia (6 months) so much. They're such a wonderful family!!!

I know I've had so much more running through my mind that I wanted to update everyone on... but for now, I'm stumped. I'll get back to this later.