What a 2011

2011 has been the wildest of my life. Here’s the breakdown of the last year of my life:

  1. Moved in with 2 guys I didn’t know in Birmingham from Tuscaloosa
  2. Met my girlfriend’s family
  3. Changed my work with my client and signed exclusively
  4. Spent a week in Austin, TX while my girlfriend showed me around and interviewed for a job
  5. Took the girlfriend to Kansas in June where she met my family and I proposed to her and she accepted
  6. The next day she quit her job and accepted the job in Austin
  7. She and I planned our wedding in Colorado, settling on Aug. 28, which was less than 3 months from the proposal
  8. We moved to Austin at the beginning of August so that we could be ready to live together and so she could start her job after the honeymoon.
  9. A week before the wedding, we went to Colorado and life was a whirlwind of preparation.
  10. We got married on a mountaintop at Keystone, CO overlooking Dillon Lake.
  11. 2 days later, we were on our way to Langkawi, Malaysia, and we spent the next month touring Malaysia, Singapore, and the southern part of Thailand.
  12. After we returned at the end of Sept, my wife started her new job and we started looking for houses.
  13. Two days before Thanksgiving, we closed on our house after a rather stressful process (and the first either of us ever bought) and the next day moved in.
  14. 4 days ago, we celebrated our first Christmas together married!

If you’re wondering why I haven’t written much in a long time, there you go.  In the meantime, I’ve gone to 3 churches steadily, changed cell phones, bought 3 new laptops (long story), got 2 HP Touchpads on fire sale, spent 4 months with my desktop in storage, tried to video my wedding with my Sony A55 (with disappointing results), and I STILL haven’t replaced my desktop monitors.  🙂

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  1. Congrats on your new married life, by the way. It’s a significant life change, but for the better.

    I was aware of most of that, but didn’t know about #3. If you’re exclusive with your client do they offer specific assurances of future projects/work? The whole free-lance thing really seems to fit you like a glove.

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