Monthly Archive: July 2016

Two Weeks as an Adult!

Me with the bacon I made the other morning.

Hello friends,

I have been gone for a good while because I don’t have internet in my new apartment. For those who do not know, I have officially moved out of my parents house and into the real world. I am working at a real job and using my degree to boot. I have relocated out of Tennessee and into Atlanta which is an adventure unto itself.

I have been at my new job for almost two weeks now and I am really enjoying my job. I get to do the nitty gritty of data analysis like data clean-up and copy and pasting stuff from Excel, while also doing the cool stuff. The setup at work is extremely complicated, so I haven’t been able to much of the fancy stuff yet. However, I am working my way towards that and all of the other analysts are wonderful. The whole team at the office is very nice and lovely and it is a great place to work.

Since I just started, I do have some downtime while at work. At first this was boring, but now I have found a project to fill my time. I am using my free time at work to learn Python and then apply it to Jupyter Notebook in the automation of some of the stuff we do in Excel. It is going well so far. I have a lot to learn in Python which is slowing down my automation, but I am excited about the possibilities.

My commute to work is probably the best commute I will ever have. I don’t have to drive and I don’t have to worry about public transport. I bike into work everyday. It is tiresome and my legs can’t quite make the whole trek without walking up that last hill, but I am getting there. It is hot in the south, but I have been blessed with cooler mornings and evenings so far. I’ve only been rained on once. Although, that was on my first day, on my way home, but it was fun. The path I bike to work, isn’t just sidewalks or roads. It is an actual bike path that goes past my work, but the other direction goes all the way to Stone Mountain. I bike past a sign everyday on my way home that reminds me that it is only 16 miles further to Stone Mountain. 😛

In other news, I have been doing a lot of reading. Without internet, I mostly come home and read. So far, I have read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Host, and Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman which was just fantastic. Expect to see some more book reviews coming soon. I also am keeping up with my writing, so expect more posts on that.

Remember last summer? That’s basically the kind of content that will continue. Except I won’t be starting school in the fall, so I won’t have that to distract me from posting. We might actually end up with a long-term schedule of blog posts. We’ll see.

I will see you again soon.

Be safe.

-Alora

I got a job! (and some other life things)

Brittan and I went to pride. It was fun!

(So this doesn’t relate to my job, but I talk about me and Brittan’s trip to pride at the end, so it’s kind of related. Whatever. I needed a cute picture.)

Hello everybody!

My job search is complete and my apartment search is in full force because I officially have a job in Atlanta! I am so excited to be moving down there soon. I start work on the 18th of this month and I am really looking forward to it. I went down to Atlanta last week for an in-person interview on Friday and it went really well. I got to hang out with family, especially one of my baby cousins, and I got to meet most of the people in the office which was very fun. Everyone there seems really nice and I am excited to work with them!

I am going to be working at Kingsley Associates in downtown Atlanta and I will be living in an apartment with my best friend, Mimi. I am so excited for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get started on a real job like a real adult. Also, I will get to do things that I am passionate about which is fun and NO MORE SCHOOL!

Also, next week I am going to a Panic! at the Disco concert and last weekend Brittan and I went to Nashville pride. These past few weeks have been super busy which is great but also horrible. Also, it’s why I missed a couple weeks of blogging. I have been trying to get a new blog out every Wednesday, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. I guess you’ll just have to bear with me. Anyways, Brittan made a cool video about our Pride adventure which you can watch here, or you can go do something else. I don’t care. Go outside. Read a book. Do what you want man.

That’s all from me today folks. I will blog again soon. 😀

-Alora