Monday, October 12, 2009

Full Time!! Woot!!!!

Sorry I've been away from blog land for so long but I've had a slightly hectic couple of weeks!

This past Tuesday, I was promoted from part time to full time with a new title and responsibilities. It's SOOOOOOOOO cool! I'm actually using my major! Isn't that amazing!?! I'm a Compliance Specialist working on updating e-billed budgets. It's a hectic job but I am enjoying it to the utmost.

I'm planning on keeping my waitress jobs on the weekends just as a hobby because full days off get slightly boring to me. This will change I'm sure but for now that's my plan.

I get to talk to my best friends in Scotland about once a week or every other week so we can keep up with each other even though we are a time zone and an ocean apart.

Later this month, I'm going out dressed up for Halloween with some of my friends. I think this will be the first Halloween that I'm going out dressed up but not to go Trick or Treating. Talk about growing up and slight culture shock.

I turn 23 later this month and I'm full time a year after college with benefits and I love my life! Go me!

Well, that's my life in a nutshell. I'll try to keep updating but I make no promises because I now have a real job, a hobby job and a slight social life so this is not a priority; it's about 19th on my list of things to do. I think this is best because I would rather be out living my life so that I can have lots to update when I get back to blog land instead of rambling about nothing. Byes!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Days!

So, I have officially started a new job. I'm working at a law firm called Wilson Elser in downtown D.C. as a part time file clerk. It's a complex job but it isn't hard. There is tons of stuff to do so I'll never be bored and the day flies past because of all the stuff there is to do. I'm going to love it. Also, they promote from within the company so there is room for me to move up. This may actually be a career!!!!

My cousin went off to college this past week. It's going to be good for her. She's asking me all kinds of college questions and it makes me smile that I have someone to pass on my college advice to.

My best friends move to Scotland in 9 days! And I get to visit them there in a few months!!!! That will be a grand adventure.

I leave for Orlando for a weekend in November so I can see another of my best friends. I get to visit Disney again after months apart! Woot woo!!

I went to the Ren Fair for opening weekend yesterday. Apart from a 2 hour break, I spent the whole day there. It was the first time my little boys have ever gone and it was fun watching them have a whole new experience. We made plans to go again next year too. I love that place it makes me very happy. And people watching there is just amazingly entertaining. I'm taking my dad there in October because he's never been. I'm not quite sure how he's managed not to go before...

That's all I've got for now. Byes!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Home Again

So, it's been a super long time since I've updated. I moved home to Bowie successfully and secured a job as a waitress at Smokey Bones. I'm happy to have that job at least but I am still looking for something more full time/permanent and in my field. If anyone knows of any accounting jobs that are entry level please let me know!

Events since coming home:
1. My cousin graduated high school and is going off to college in a few weeks. This was the first opportunity I've had to pass on college wisdom. It was fun in a geeky kind of way
2. My other cousin started driving. She turns 16 next month and can then get an official license. Ahh! Kind of scary...
3. My parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. My brother and I threw them a party that went off well (if I do say so myself). My parents are an inspiration. Seriously, 25 years of being married! Wow.
4. My brother joined the Airforce!!!!!!!! It's really exciting. I've never seen him this driven or excited about anything. Our entire family is just over the moon about this.
5. My 2 best friends are moving to Scotland in a few weeks. Amazing!!! I'm trying to save up money so that I can go visit in April during their Spring Break from grad school. I will graciously accept any donations to the Scotland fund.

That's a brief synopsis of life. I've reconnected with old friends from high school which is fun. It's incredible seeing how we're still the same people but at the same time observing how much we've grown in 5 years. At the moment I'm waiting on hearing back about a job interview from last week. Here's to crossing fingers and lots of prayers hoping that I can get a real grown up job!

Monday, March 23, 2009

13 days!!!

I have 13 days until I come home! Yipeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can anyone tell that I'm excited?...

Tomorrow we have a showing at the house. I'm crossing my fingers and praying like you wouldn't believe that the people coming will like the house and take it. If that happens it saves me from paying 5 more months of rent, I have a slight chance of getting back part of my security deposit, and I will be done with everything so I can come home no strings attached! Please pray that these people will put in an offer on the house so that I don't have to keep paying for a place that I will no longer be living in!

I'm constantly talking about coming home to the people at work. They keep telling me how much they will miss me but that they are so glad that I'm going to be in a place where I will be happy. I will have my family, my friends, a social life! *gasp* and a chance at a great job! I can't wait to be back at the only place that has ever truly felt like home.

I have an interview on Monday April 6 in D.C. So not only do I get to move home, I have an interview the day after I'm back! How's that for a sign that this is a great idea? I'm hoping that my interview goes well because if I get a job within a month of moving home that will be superb! So I have lots of things to pray about. Please help me pray for it all! The moving home safely, the getting a job quickly, the having someone else move in as soon as possible so that I no longer stay obligated to this house and staying sane in between it all!

I will see my home soon! Byes!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Life Changes

So, for those of you who don't know already, I am moving home in April. I am extremely excited about his. It came at the right point in timeand I have finally realized where I belong and where I want to be.

The issues with this are money to move home, breaking the lease and all the fees that go with it and keeping myself from being overly prepared and packing now which would cause unpacking to occur so I can find the stuff I need. Please pray that I can make finances work so that I can get home.

Once home, I need to find a job. Yikes! But I at least I have better chances up in Maryland than I do here. Yet another thing to pray about. Somehow, I know that everything will work out for the best. I can't wait to see Maryland the beautiful again!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy New Year! Finding a balance...

Well, it's been almost 2 months since I updated so I may as well find the time to do it again.

After Christmas, life went on. I worked my last week at Disney; it was a sad time and I remember crying and feeling sorry for myself a little bit.
I then went 2 weeks without a job while trying desperatly to find another job so that I could stay in Florida.
I went home again for Dad's side of the family Christmas. It was a fun weekend where I tried not to dwell on the not having a job thing. My mom's parents made my new year amazing that weekend. At church on Sunday before we went out to lunch, my grandpa handed me a check. I thought this check was going to be for the $50 that I spent on the Christmas decorations I got for them. There was an extra zero on that number. My grandparents gave me my half of the rent so that I could stay in Florida for a little longer because that's where I really wanted to be.
Later that week, I was driving with my roommate Beth to go pick up a friend of hers. While in the car, I got a phone call from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service where I had applied the week before. The manager, Kris, was calling to see if I could start that Friday. He apologized for not calling sooner but he had been out of the office sick for a few days. It was such a great moment! I was able to breathe again! I had a job! I smiled all day. He called the next day to see if I could start on Thursday instead. Yay!
Now, I've been at that job for about a month. I'm working in the call center and it's a very relaxed atmosphere. The group I work with is fun. And, as a perk, because I work for them, the company is paying for me to take their tax school so that I can become a tax preparer! Wahoo! I have until March 31st and I'm trying very hard to motivate myself to get this done.

I'm always worried about rent lately. I thought one person was going to move in and I was counting on them to come through and help pay. That didn't work out at all so I had a kind of major freak out and my loving parents bailed me out. I didn't like the idea of having to move back home because I viewed it as failure. Then I had a great conversation with my mom where she used an analogy that she heard from her sister.
"You know how when you balance on one foot you aren't just balancing with that foot. The rest of your body has to adjust to help you with the balancing act. So, don't view this as a failure. It is merely shifting your balance." This was exactly what I needed to hear. And hearing it this way just made it so much better. So, now I'm not viewing the possibility of moving home as failing; I'm merely moving to a new balance in a new space.

Right now, I'm hoping that I can keep the balance on the foot I'm using. I know that it will be okay if I have to use a new foot or maybe an arm. I'm trying to make it all balance out right. So, keep me in your thoughts and prayers and hope that I can figure out how to balance it all.