hey. it's your negligent friend, holly. let me just blow the dust off this blog here...
uh, you should back up if you have asthma or allergies...
ah, that's better.
so, a quick life update.
location: indianapolis, indiana
more specifically: travis and kelli's house
why i love it: well, to start, travis and kelli are there! duh. living with them is fun and awesome. there's lots of good food, movie quoting, hugging, and jeopardy watching. i am only an hour from marion, so i can get up there a couple times a month to meet with students and spend time in that heart community. i am close to my family while not living in a room that is full of boxes that have been packed since last april. when it's warmer out, i have quick access to a pool. and i have a rad prayer closet in my room. and it's only ten minutes from work.
yeah, i got a job. no, it's not specifically using my degrees (and i still wouldn't trade them for anything). but it is using the sum total of knowledge and skills i have accumulated in thirty years. i work for capital analysts of the midwest. i am pretty much a glorified receptionist. but they want to turn the position into more. cause of all my sweet aforementioned skills. ;) it's a wealth advising/management company. what they do is pretty cool, actually...helping people steward their money, etc. i really enjoy the environment there.
reminds me of interning at bridgeway: there is a lot of randomness to my job, and i work for a ton of different people/personalities.
reminds me of managing finish line: there's a money focus (but kind of the opposite of the one there) and a helping people focus.
reminds me of being a financial specialist for rec sports: i get to use excel so much! i work with checks and help take care of lots of details for many people.
reminds me of grad school stuff: i am interrupted a bunch, get to organize and create helpful systems, and get to make up parts of my job as i go.
reminds me of powernine: i listen to people speak a language i don't understand, i think everything makes more sense in spreadsheets, i direct emails, and i wear t shirts and sweats (ok, that last part is a lie. i have to wear nicer clothes.)
i guess if you want more, you'll have to ask. but i like it. i am in a settled season, which is a nice change for me.
i really am going to try harder about blogging (at least during my nors), so if you have writing challenges you would like to throw at me, i am open. i may even consider creating a goals list. so let me know if you have any of those, too.