Things have been pretty wild since I last checked in. Two weeks is the longest bar of silence I’ve had this year.
I suppose I didn’t know what to write. Things have been happening, but I decided to take a break from sharing those things because I wanted to try immersing myself in my own life instead of trying to find ways to narrate it.
I’ve got to say, it has been pretty fun.
When you’re present and in the moment things change. The way you see people around you, the way you make decisions, the way you experience everything.
I made the difficult decision to stop taking my medication two weeks ago.
I still have not made contact with my father in prison.
I quit my front desk job that made me feel like crap and left with a bombshell email exposing my former boss’s wrongdoings.
I had some awesome bonding time with one of Andy’s sisters, Lizzie.
I got another job as a server at a sports bar.
I started paying off my $640 balance for college so I can finish my last year and a half.
I’m proud to say that Andy’s son, Lucas now recognizes me as “Jess”.
To tie everything up in a beautiful bow that is life, I’m excited to announce that Andy and I are moving in together!
The move will most likely be happening right before our trip to Chicago. I still have to get out of my lease, we are still working out logistics like what things we can get rid of/sell, and come to an agreement with his already roommates.
They are great people. Funny story, they are a married couple with a son. The wife is actually Andy’s ex’s cousin. She is, however, super wonderful and accommodating. She actually said today that she’d really love to get to know me and hang out. She has always gotten along with Andy and the break up didn’t change that.
Her son and Lucas are cousins, so Andy and I decided that we’re going to get bunk beds for them so that Lucas can stay in his room when he visits. It’s a three bedroom, two bathroom house, so it’s more than livable and roomy.
I think I’m going to like it here.
I just can’t believe how in sync Andy and I have been since day 1.
We have been through some pretty high hurdles, but now we’ll have to face our toughest one yet: his ex girlfriend.
I haven’t said much about her except that respect her and Andy’s dedication to Lucas in this post.
I only met her once, and briefly, but I have unfortunately witnessed countless phone conversations between her and Andy. It is safe to say that she is quite possessive. It seems to be hard for her to let go of Andy. I don’t think there are feelings there, but I do think that she doesn’t want him to be happy with anyone else. That really bothers her.
As I said in my last post, I refuse to have stupid baby mama drama. This will be handled as it should be: with three adults who all care about the child involved. I won’t entertain any other way.
Regardless, I can’t tell you how amazing it is to witness someone defend you with the utmost admiration and respect.
I’ll save that for later though. Right now I want to revel in what is the most amazing and fulfilling relationship of my life.
It looks like I’ll be an Austinite a bit longer than planned!