Monday 28 February 2011

New News

Lots been happening lately.  I know that I said I'd be more proactive with this blog, so its time to uphold my part of the bargain.

Life has been chugging along rather nicely.  I've got my (last! ever!) exam on Friday, which is quite exciting.  I'm not sure I'll know what to do with myself with no study, but I'm sure I can fill the time.  Possibly with wedding stuff; there seems like a never ending list of things to do.

On that note, Mr Fork and I have (finally) selected a venue, and a date.  Nevermind that his family think its a bad date to be married, nevermind that the 'W' word seems to spark dollar signs and zeros being added to everything.  By hook or crook we will get married on that day.  Not to mention that it would be embarrassing having to retract all the 'save the dates' we've sent!!

So that's about the extent of our wedding planning.  It just seems discouraging how much the actual event costs.  Maybe I'm unrealistic.  If it was up to me though, after seeing all the figures, eloping looks like a fabulous option!

Work continues in much the same way it always does.  I've rolled off one client, onto another old faithful, and then onto a new experience again next week.  I've got my fingers crossed that I'll pick up a long term Brisbane contract, because I'm totally over the travelling for work.  My friends used to think it was glamourous, but now that I'm not the only one having to travel for a crust, I think they understand better and then shine has worn off the experience.  I worry about what I'd do if I didn't do this though - its hard to be a consultant if you won't travel, and the Brisbane labour market isn't the biggest either.  Have I niched myself into an tough corner?

I guess the whole wedding thing has me on edge.  Its tough to think about how much things cost these days, and how much you rely on two incomes just to survive.  Looking at for example, house prices these days versus a generation ago, and the work required to get them makes me want to cry.


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