VOICES OF INSANITY

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Yep, basically


Basically sums up my process of moving and packing or anything associated with it.  The movers and packers come on the 5th and I have yet to start anything. ANYTHING ! I am taking procrastination and converting it to a fine art form.  On the bright side I did find a friend to drive along with me for 14 ish hours in a 32 hour road trip, or about 42 % of the time. That in itself is awesome because I don’t need to alone the entire way! I even think I planned the route which is great, all I need to do is to book places to stay along the route. Reminds me I need to find the damn data cable for my camera. Ugh !

~VOI

2 weeks since


So I have finally managed to get my packing and moving sorted out. In typical fashion the move will take pack and then the movers will deliver everything on the 21st. I start work on the 22nd. I mean even if you tried you couldn’t get it to be cut this close. I also managed to find a mover in Cleveland that was able to commit to the date so I dont have to worry about how to go about moving it all from the trailer to the apartment. Of course all of this was delayed thanks to some really slow service from the manager at the apartment I rented who I am beginning to think

As to how I am driving from Phoenix to Cleveland, well I haven’t quite figured that out. I did however get new wheels/tires and get the car services so it is good to go about 2600 miles ish ! This should be entertaining to say the least esp given that I will be driving alone.  Maybe I will get some good pictures along the way.. Ah I must remember to pack the camera separately.

So besides being a nervous wreck and faking it till I make it, I think it is going to be ok. I know that failure is not an option so i will try twice as hard and twice as long before I even come back to phoenix.

So here it is
– 32 more days till I start
– 7 more days till I give my notice
– 12 days till I fly out and see the apartment.

Ah and the fun has yet to begin and I am already losing sleep thinking about this !!

Nervous Nelly


I am beyond nervous about this move. Since the day i signed the offer I have had headaches basically every day and fell sick right after. Well the sickness had more to do with me being reckless and playin’ tonsil hockey with someone who was sick but regardless it doesn’t help the situation

Trying to find an apartment has been nothing short of a nightmare and for whatever reason the apartment managers never find the need to reply to an email in a time sensitive manner. Maybe its the holiday week, maybe it isn’t but either way I have reduced to becoming a fully functional walking ball of stress. Best part,  I cannot tell anything to anyone at work because this would then reduce the amount of hours I will get to work here ! Argh

This too will pass, this I know; but it cannot come soon enough.

~VOI

6 months in..


I guess I am moving to Cleveland… It will be fun not knowing a soul and not having a social support structure. I have no clue what the heck I am going to do and I sure as heck have no clue how to run this dept. that I should be running starting August. How the hell am I going to do this in a union shop of all places. Worst part yet, I am predominantly pro union but then I get to go in and be a manager and get viewed as a constant threat… How fun.

So the best part yet of this 2000+ mile move and road trip is actually moving. When I got divorced and moved out all I had was clothes. That was it. There was nothing more. I moved in with a friend who had a furnished spare bedroom and all I had to do was show up and say, ” Hey I will be staying here for a while”

Now I have to drag all this furniture and utensils and what not to go across the damn country to a place I have literally only been twice for a very very short stay. I think both trips get me a grand total of less than 96 hours there.  Oh and by all this furniture I mean a small dining table, 4 chairs, a couch and a bedroom set. I mean, let keep it real it isn’t all that much. Heck I am sure I could put it all in a pod and haul it myself but I think I will be working the first week of august and into the second week before leaving on the 3rd week.

Interesting times lay ahead is the least I can say. So lets recap 2017 real quick

  1. Broke up with a complete nut I was dating to the point where I was going what was I thinking when it was done. The fiscal damage was real but what i came to realize from it was invaluable.
  2. Got canned from a job because I was not the least bit apologetic for the things I did and said I would do it all over again. Lesson learned – Whatever it is , deny deny deny. Also, to calm down and not speak in anger. I mean, I knew this but …once I am in CLE maybe I will take up meditation or something.
  3. I have no idea what I am doing

I guess I get to stay and fight on.

~ VOI