Happy to Meet You!

Hi, I’m Helen!

Here’s my long story (told the short way):

I live in the area where I was born & grew up. My brother is about 4 years younger than me. My birthday’s September 5 & I was really excited to go to school when I was little (I started kindergarten on my birthday!). Looking back now, I realize I was pretty geeky all growing up, but I didn’t think I was at the time. I had a group of friends & that was enough for me. High school was not like all those movies that were popular (10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That, & so on). I know that we had our cliques, but we didn’t have any Mean Girls. All throughout high school & even middle school, I wanted to be an elementary school teacher & planned on it. I went to college 2 hours away from home (a state school but not that far away & in a different telephone area code, those were my main criteria). Anyway, I was at college & started taking some of the teaching classes & I decided it wasn’t actually the field for me. I knew I needed a major but I couldn’t decide. Eventually, I decided on Psychology, mostly because the classes were interesting & I did well in them (not really thinking about my career goal). After graduation, I went back to working as a Pharmacy Tech at my local Rite Aid, where I had been working since high school. This got old pretty quick. After a couple detours, I ended up working with AmeriCorps for 6 months. After that, I basically fell into my current job as a catering & concession manager. I had worked a hot dog stand for 2 years & got a promotion literally by being in the right place at the right time. & that’s where I am now. Working at an arena & living with my wonderful boyfriend (our story has some detours & wrong turns too, & like the quote says, I like our story best).

& the shmain story:

Sometimes, I’ve had what seems like a million things going on & sometimes it seems like nothing is happening. Now I’m in a place where I’m trying to truly find my happy pace.  I’m trying to find my happy work pace, happy home pace, & just general life pace.  I do love getting & sending mail & hope to chronicle my adventures in snail mail here, as that’s become a big part of my happy general life pace.

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