Welcome to Keeping Change, second iteration! Yes, there was a first iteration of Keeping Change, however it was recently hacked and entirely gone. Of course I cursed myself for a few minutes for not keeping a backup, however I quickly decided that it was a sign that it was time to start fresh and build from a new beginning.
The past year of my life has been a whirlwhind of sorts. Last June I left my very secure and well paid job in the financial industry to pursue my dreams of working in the world of creativity. I started a job at a home décor ecommerce company (for much less pay). I moved from my apartment to a less expensive sublet with friends in Santa Monica for about 5 months and then I got laid off (along with 20% of the company). I moved to San Diego to live with mom and dad until I received an offer one month later (yay!) in LA and was forced to sleep on my brother’s futon for a month before I was able to sign a new lease.
My boyfriend, T, was gone all summer for a consulting internship in NYC. He has now returned and has just started his second year of business school.
So after a crazy year of unrest and unknown (I really identified with this post written by my friend), it feels really good to finally be settling in with my favorite guy in an apartment of our own. New beginnings indeed.