... are all a part of my new life. I have been warned on more than one occasion at work to watch for rattlesnakes, and Gila Monsters (pronounced like Heelah, and looks like a big scary lizard). Our school is quite proud of our Rodeo team, and John Deer program and I haven't quite figured out why yet, but I get emails warning me to stay out of the "range" at our school because there is shooting going on out there. Guess I should figure out where that is so to avoid getting shot at.
Anyway I am HERE! Its crazy in AZ! Not really, that just rhymed. But it IS crazy that I am in a totally new place and really don't know hardly anyone, and my job is very different than I am used to. I have realized that I can not compare this life with what I have been used to in other areas, especially the job. I am still just getting my feet wet but I think I will really like it when I get settled. So far so good!
I have now been here for 2 weeks. My parents helped me move out and drove down with me and moved me in here. They are SAINTS! I would have been so overwhelmed without their help, but with them here it went smoothly and quickly! Thanks again parents!
Some interesting things: (the word "interesting" is being used loosly)
-My commute is a smooth, traffic free 35 minutes from Chandler to Coolidge (south) and its dry, flat, empty desert for 30 mins of the drive.
-I use my GPS on my phone to survive, but get semi-lost everyday.
-Our college has 3 campuses and 7 centers accross Pinal (yes, Pinal) county where students take classes and it takes anywhere from 30 mins to 90 mins to get to each one from the main Campus I work at.
-I have done a lot of traveling to the different campuses already to do "Diversity" training. I was really tempted to do my best Michael Scott impression, but refrained.
-The theme in Az is "Pueblo" apparently. It seems to be a requirement.
-Really like my apt, have 2 roommates who seem nice, but not a ton of interaction w/ them yet.
-I now have trader joes! And Chipotle! And warm weather!
-I am finally starting to interpret on Tuedsay(when school starts)!!!
So here are some Pics~
My new digs:
MY DRIVE TO WORK IN THE AM:
COME VISIT ME!!! PLEASE!