Things have been quite here on Blogfully Yours.
I mean, it’s like a ghost town up in here.
It’s not that my life has suddenly become so stale and borring that I can’t find anything to write about, quite the opposite actually. I have SO much going on that I can’t even wrap my head around it all, yet alone share it in a way that is anything less than word vomit all over my pretty little pink blog.
But, here I go anyway.
(You may want to keep a rag handy to wipe off any macaroni chunks I leave on your face.)
Life ~ Love ~ And the Pursuit of Higher Education, right?
Let’s start with the last one, m’kay?
In May I will graduate with my associates degree (AS) in communications. I have three classes left this semester and then I am DONE!
Of course by done I mean with community college education. Then I will have to go to the big scary university, which, let’s be honest, intimidates the hell out of me. But I’ve come this far, why stop with just an associates?
College is not the only pursuit of higher education I’ve been after lately. Not by a long shot!
(Insert semi-forced segue into LIFE.)
After getting laid-off from what I originally thought was my dream job last October, I found myself NOT wanting to go back to another advertising position. I started questioning everything, including my worth. I hated the feeling of being let go and I decided to never, ever, let a company make me feel worthless again.
But how do you guarantee to never be let go?
You become your own boss.
As chance would have it, a Farmer’s Insurance Group district manager came across my resume and called me in for an interview. I went, I listened, I researched, I interviewed other agents, and eventually I decided this was the opportunity I had been waiting for.
This was obviously a HUGE decision to make! There is not a whole lot that advertising and insurance have in common if you know what I mean.
There were three things that stood out to me and helped seal the deal:
1. I have had Farmer’s Insurance for years and have had nothing but positive experiences. They have a great reputation that I am proud to have my name associated with.
2. They are the leaders in industry training. If I am to make a career move, I needed to know that the training and support would be in place to back me up. You know the commercials with the University of Farmers? Yeah, that’s a real place and I get to go there!
3. You get to be your own boss. It’s like buying a franchise without the out of pocket expense. Eventually, after I’ve built up my client base, I will have my own storefront location and employees.
But just like any worthwhile profession, there is a learning curve. In order to become an insurance agent you need to get licensed.
I passed my first exam (with flying colors, I might add) and have one more to go (this Friday!). After that I will officially be able to sell the full range of insurance products offered by Farmer’s to the fine citizens of Utah.
For the past month my days have been spent doing nothing but studying: Homework. Utah State license work. Farmer’s agent training. Rinse and repeat.
Busy, busy, busy!
If everything goes as planned, which by damn it will, I’ll be up and running by the first week of March! Words cannot explain just how excited I am!
Life is good.
I guess that just leaves LOVE to talk about.
Cute is about the most supportive and wonderful boyfriend I could ever ask for. He has been patient and encouraging through all of this. Taking a life-changing leap like I am doing would be so much harder without him by my side.
We have now been living together for four months and have settled into a happy routine. Some times it’s hard to believe we have only been dating for 10 months — things just feel so comfortable. Other times it feels like our relationship is brand new and we are still figuring each other out. I can’t say for certain, but I like to believe that’s a really good thing.
Since this post is getting to be ridiculously long, I will sign off with a picture of Cute and I on New Years Eve in San Diego.
Isn’t he just about as handsome as they come?
Agent SummerFred, Back to School, Cute