Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mom's Birthday!

I just wanted to update you all about my life:

1) I wore the first outfit to my interview at David's Bridal. It was the one that my mom and Aunt picked. Turned out to be a good choice because their dress code requires that dress slacks or skirts be paired with a dress blazer/jacket. I was technically under dressed. The interview went well, but I got nervous and started to sound even more like a Gilmore Girl than I usually do. You know, talking very quickly about nothing.

2) I got the job! I start the January 3rd and I am very excited and kind of nervous.

3) N was able to come home early for Christmas because the day after I left for home, he went to the hospital with bad stomach pains. Apparently he has some ulcers and was told to see a GI specialist. There aren't any openings until February, so he is just going to take care of himself and eat healthier.

4) This break has been great so far. I've just visited friends and family. Played a lot of the Wii game, Just Dance. And I've read a few books already.

It's my mom's birthday today too. Dad ordered a cake and I think we're going to go see True Grit later.

 She's pretty cool.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Interview Outfit Choice Part Two

I don't think I want this to necessarily become a regular post, but here I am needing some votes again on an interview outfit. I'm interviewing at David's Bridal tomorrow. They dress very professionally, hence the black skirt. Please leave some comments and some prayers.

Option A:

(Please ignore my bad pictures. Camera is still broken.) Maroon blouse with large buttons- Banana Republic

Option 2:

Blue flowered blouse with lace-Target

Option 3:

Blue diamond blouse- Tucker for Target

Option 4:

Orange polka dot tie-front blouse-Tucker for Target

The manager informed me to "dress as your best and as though you are already working here". It is also going to be 75 degrees tomorrow. After I pick the outfit, I will even add some jewelry and do my hair and makeup.

Now I'm going to get ready for my new friend to come over to help me sew an apron. Then I am going to study later. 

Please pray for my grandfather. My mother's father, Sam, lives in Arizona with my grandma, Lynne, and yesterday he had a heart attack. Apparently he is stable and doing okay right now, but his kids are flying in to check in and be there for him and my grandma. He's the best grandpa ever so I need even more prayers for him.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oh, Darling Don't You Ever Grow Up

My darling cutest niece in the world, Riley, turned 3 today (well actually tomorrow but her party was today). She had a purple princess party where, as she told me, "I opened presents and ate cake." Sounds like my kind of party.
Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

"Oh, darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up. Just stay this little. Oh, darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up, it can stay this simple."

After my last post, the readers who don't know me IRL (in real life) might think that I am super ambitious and go get em. And usually I am. But sometimes people are mean. Really really really mean, and it just throws you a new one and you just want to listen to Taylor Swift songs about not growing up.

Slowly over the last two months my job at the resale shop has gone down hill. Basically, I felt that I could run the business better and that my treatment was unprofessionally based on my boss's mood that day. Lots of things happened, but I basically quit today after it culminated with her yelling at me in front of customers. When I went to discuss it, she called me names. She called me selfish. She told me that my personality conflicted with everyone in the store and she thought it was "attributed to my age". 

It made me upset to think that I put in so much work and effort and it didn't matter. I have never been treated like this before. I spent the rest of the afternoon applying to new jobs. Please pray that I can find the right fit. I was telling N that I'm nervous that all my bosses are going to be like this now. I know that this is crazy. I am very glad that I have a chance to find a healthy, new opportunity now. 


Monday, December 6, 2010

What Are The Days?

Anybody who is anybody does not think back to high school and think, "Man. Those were the days. It doesn't get much better than that".

It gets so much better.

One of the only good things about my high school experience was the lack of the moms on Facebook at that time. It was still too advanced for their skills, and poor seniors could bemoan their dull lives and say how much they are ready to be out on their own. Now if some kid writes "T minus 67 days until I'm out of here!", some sort-of-friend's mom responds with "Don't you grow up too fast. You're going to get out into the real world and have responsibility and it won't be nearly as fun. You'll marry the homecoming king from the next town over and be divorced in 10 years You'll look back and these years and wish they didn't go by so fast."

Something their parents never gave them was a sense of adventure. Or responsibility. Or the desire to experience new things. And that is just sad.

I know that I like being busy, learning how to budget, and dreaming about all the things my life is going to be, and none of them include wishing I could turn back time.

I feel like this is a good time to let you all know about something new in my life:
1) I'm changing my major to Retail Management
2) I get to study abroad for 2 weeks at the end of May in Paris, London, Madrid, and Barcelona.
These are the days.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hunger Games

Many of you have asked how I'm feeling, and physically, I'm much better. Cold sores have started to go away much faster than usual. Mentally, I'm a little drained.

Isn't it hard when you know:

1) You work really hard to get approval.
2) You know you can do a better job than someone else.
3) That someone else is mean, childish, and undermines you.
4) When you have finals that you could really care less about.

The first three really bug me and I actually have to do something about them. The last one is just silly and I have to get over it. I really only have 2 major projects due Tuesday and Wednesday and a small project due Thursday and then 1 final the next Wednesday and then I'm done!

I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.

All I've really wanted to do is listen to my audio books. I've been listening to:
SO good. Seriously. 
I'm on to the second book already.

What books are you reading/listening to?


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I've been lying in bed the last two days. Sick and inflicted with 8 cold sores on my bottom lip. However, many moons ago, I wore real clothes like this:

                                                             Denim shirt: Thrifted, Skirt: thrifted H&M
                                                                                        Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell, Belt: goodwill, Tights: Target
I even did my hair. Woooooah.

I wore this to church. Definitely not to school today. Today I wore the same shirt I've worn the last 3 days. Gross? Probably. No one noticed because they couldn't get past the grotesque scabs on my lip.

Life Lesson #11
"Don't stare. It's rude. If you notice something different, IGNORE it."