Those loyal, longtime readers will (hopefully) realize that I am not often given to grand pronouncements like the one above, that's why, after officially signing the paperwork today, I get to say that I start 2012 with.....
I bought my new-to-me bike yesterday from a very nice girl who is moving to Oregon, and who threw in two bike locks at no extra cost! I found out very quickly, however, that while one never forgets how to ride a bike, one's skills do atrophy. I haven't ridden a bike since high school, and I was a bit shaky, but with a few practice rides, I should be just fine. I'm a little scared, but I'll persevere!
A NEW, FULL-TIME JOB!!!
That's right, gentle reader. At the tender age of 32, I have finally acquired my first full-time job. Along with the professional satisfaction of advancing in my chosen career, this job also brings:
- A liveable wage
- Health Insurance for the first time in nearly three years
- A retirement plan with employer matching
- A civilized schedule of 37.5 hours per week and TWO WHOLE DAYS OFF EVERY WEEK!! What the hell am I going to do with all that downtime? I need some hobbies...
- Dental insurance
- Vacation Days
- Sick pay
- No more commuting!!
New job, which will henceforth referred to as Perfect Library Job (PLJ) is two miles from my house. It's actually my turnaround point when I run my four mile loop, so not only can I walk to work, I can also bike to work on my swanky new bike!
|Bike is currently nameless, suggestions welcome|
Fear not, those who were fearful, now that I have gainful employment I promise I won't go all Hollywood and forget my frugal roots. Even though I'm making a little more money, and saving a TON on gas, I still have student loans to pay, and have no excuse to go nuts and become an extravagant person. I now have the privilege of saving more, is how I'm looking at it.
Posting may be a bit spotty in the coming week since I'll have company, but I'll certainly be back with a year end post, and probably some other bits and bobs too--who knows!! Frugality is everywhere!