reformed city girl living the suburban dream. back from a year-long blogging hiatus. apologies in advance. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
father mother instilled in me that if you don’t see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen.
- susan powter
sooo, my mom has taken to posting daily quotes on facebook. i’ll be the first to admit, i usually just skim and/or ignore but i’m so glad i read today’s. it was just the boost i needed as i’ve been stressing over: my pending unemployment after next week; contemplations about life/career; moving and furnishing a new home whilst possibly being unemployed.
the list goes on but bea’s post got me motivated. if i happen to be without a job while we move, i’ll have more time to unpack and paint and get shit set up. if i get this job that i really want, i’ll (finally) be taking a step towards a (somewhat unconventional) career doing something i actually care about and if i don’t, i’ve got solid letters of recommendation and all weekend to write cover letters. if i’m not making any money, i can’t spend $500 on that wild chair i really want for the new living room but i could maybe go for the more reasonably-priced, neutral option. yadda yadda yadda. with all of these rambles running through my head, i didn’t even notice my phone buzzing in my bag but a voice mail and a call back later and i’ve accepted a new position at an awesome company where i can wear yoga pants every day. holla back.
new year, new house, new job .. this is as “get out there and make it happen” as it gets!
"It was around age 29 that the number of fucks I gave about other people’s opinions dipped to critically low levels."
today in career moves
beginning of my last two weeks at my current job and it’s awk-waaard.
emailed my old DC boss asking for a letter of rec and she was kind of a beeyotch .. but she’s glad to hear “things are moving along.”
letter of rec is necessary for a new job* i’ve been interviewing for the last 2 weeks. i’m hesitant to move forward because the job schedule includes every other saturday and i still have showers/weddings through october but they asked me to send them the dates i’d need off and see if they can work around them sooo i guess that’s good?
i’m 29 and i have no clue what i want to be when i grow up and it’s stressing me out.
*potential new job revolves around wearing yoga pants, doing yoga and getting my community to do yoga a.k.a. dream job .. i think.
don’t call it a comeback
on sunday, i got an email from tumblr saying it was my blog’s 4th birthday! woo! confetti! slash when’s the last time i really wrote anything of substance? i have seriously neglected this old thing for the past year+ but on the long (read: hungover) ride home from chicago, i started thinking about where i was 4 years ago.
i had just turned 25 and was living in DC in a fab apartment, 2 blocks from my sweet job, surrounded by great friends and family and in a pseudo, on-and-off, long distance relationship with my college beau. that’s clearly the abridged version of my life at that time. and yes, i’m leaving out a lot of the “fun” stuff, not because i’m ashamed but because i’ve moved on - literally and figuratively.
those were some of the most best years of my life and thanks to my blog, i was able to look back and remember the good and not-so-good times. those not-so-good times (and not-so-good decisions) have been deleted for the most part. i re-read them and laughed and patted myself on the back for being such an awesome human being in certain situations but i also cried and had many “what the fuck were you thinking?” moments. but such is life, especially in your mid-twenties.
these days, you can find me in ohio. cleveland first and in 28 days, canton - home of the professional football hall of fame! my pseudo, on-and-off, long distance relationship with my college beau has blossomed into cohabitation + a dog with my college beau .. and as of this week, a new house! i’m so excited for the next steps our little family is taking, so excited that i want to document it and share it with whoever feels like reading. i doubt my posts will be as wild and crazy as they were in my DC glory days but hey, picking paint colors and DIY projects are cool too, right? right.
also, here’s proof i haven’t gone completely soft yet a.k.a. i climbed on my meathead boyfriend’s shoulders at lolla this past weekend and it was awesome. we’re still fun, i swear.
1. is that still a thing?
2. i miss blogging.
translation: i recently (like last week) took over my company’s social media accounts and downloaded the tumblr app on my phone and couldn’t help but scroll around and like/comment on random posts (hi, friends!) and realized how much i miss this old thing.
i think a comeback may be in order.