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moving on

I want to apologize for the past few weeks as I have been MIA. And I plan on being gone for a few more weeks after this post as well. I haven't been able to read or comment on my favorite blogs in quite some time. But I want to thank those of you who are continuing to comment on the few blogs I have been able to post.

To explain, I have just started a new job and that has taken up quite a bit of time. On top of that my computer broke again so the time I have on the internet is far and few between. What is going to take up my time in the coming weeks is my almost final decision to move in with some co-workers.

I've had to weight heavy options. The bills will be VERY tight, but I want to be living out on my own and with people my own age. It's also with three guys, which will be different since I am a girl and all.

Those are the only two cons. The house is beautiful and it's on the lake. One of the guys owns it so I know it will be kept clean and nice. It's also a good opportunity to meet people and be with people my own age, as I have turned into quite a hermit while living with my parents. Of course I would like to save money, but I think for my own sanity and indpendance I am about to take this leap.

And while it is a big decision, I know that if I don't like the accomodations I can always move back in with my parents. So that is all I have been weighing the last few days. And in attempt to prepare for that move I will not be able to be posting as much.

In good news, I am working on getting a weekend job serving again so soon I will be back in the game and on the blog to vent!

Miss you all :)



Sometimes you've got to let life turn you upside down so you can learn to live right side up- Not easily broken


Super Bowl Sunday!


I'm so glad to be watching the Super Bowl instead of working it!!!!

No watching people ingest large amounts of hot wings and beer.

Nope, today that will be ME!!!

My mom whipped up a fajita meal with some cookies and a salad, and I will be enjoying the Saints from the comfort of my own living room.


first week of work, new segments, and quote

I'm exhausted from my first couple of days at my new job. I'm enjoying it, but I wish that I had a few more responsibilities. I'd say getting started has been a little unorganized. There wasn't any training, it's more like oh you might need to know this, oh and keep this with you...

I think I'll enjoy it more when I know what I'm doing day to day or when the people I'm working for give me more projects to work on.

Basically I am the assistant for four head honchos.. whenever they need something they ask. But right now I've just been doing whatever the other assistant needs me to do until I know enough of the procedures to report right to them.

As much as delivering mail to, organizing files, making copies, and sending emails is interesting.. I hope those aren't my duties for good. I'm hopeful that as the weeks progress I will do more of the projects that were discussed during my interview.

As of now, the people are very friendly and great to work with, the atmosphere is laid-back and enjoyable, and the job has potential. Although, waking up at 6 am is kicking my 24 year old ass.

I'm hoping to do more with this blog. I want to have a Monday, Wed, Friday segment. Mon- quotes, Wed- funny facebook statuses I come across, and Friday - tips I want to share like beauty. I'm already behind on it this week.. but I will be doing better.

I'm about to call it a night.. but I wanted to leave you with the quote I found this week.

"Die like you live... all of a sudden"


2010 personal goals

Oh what a week, and it's only Wednesday.

Here are some goals I've met so far this year:

-Got a full time job (for at least three months and then it's up to the company to hire me on or extend the contract). I start monday!!!

-Quit smoking (I'm well on my way to being smoke free!)

Here are the goals I would like to meet within the next year:

-Have a permanent full time job (aka start a career)

-Purchase a new car (at this point I am considering buying my dad's car which is two years old and in great condition .. and is the car I want .. a Pontiac g6. Actually he would only have me pick up payments where he left off.. which is the best deal I could find.. and I love love love the car)

-Be completely smoke free. (Right now I smoke about a cigarette every other day).

-Purchase a new laptop. A good laptop.. not just one on sale.

-Purchase a bicycle, and along with that, ride it regularly once the snow is off the ground.

-Start paying back my student loans on a regular basis (right now I'm on an unemployment deferment)

-Save $8,000, which shouldn't be that hard as long as I either keep this 3 month job or find a permanent one shortly after.

-Start taking over all my bills. Right now I have my phone and car insurance that I need to take over, but I will still keep them under my family's plan simply because it is more cost effective.. and pay them whatever I owe. I also need to take over any medical costs I have such as co-pays or prescription cost.

-And hopefully a year from now I will be thinking about what I am going to do along the lines of moving out. I am in no rush because I want to have a steady job, a large amount of savings, and know how much I will have left over after I start paying ALL of my bills.

-Lose thirty pounds

-Go on 3 dates with 3 different people, and give each of them a chance.

-Go to a Frank Warren Post Secret event!!

On another note LET'S GO SAINTS!!!!!!


Negotiating.. not my strong point.

I've decided that in all high schools they should teach how to negotiate. Seriously, I suck at negotiation and that's like what half a person's life comes down to.

This all came about as I am now trying to negotiate a pay rate for the job I've just been offered. Yes, me, offered a job!! YAYY! Well, now it come down to waiting to see if they'll accept a different offer.

Some people I talk to are like "just accept whatever they offer". But of course the company came in at my the lowest in my range. I should have waited until I knew more about the job to discuss pay, but I didn't. Now I feel like I should be paid more.. and to truly be happy at where I am in my life I would like a little bit more.

I don't think I'm breaking new ground by trying to negoiate. Yes, this economy is rough, but I will not give myself away for free!

Meanwhile, I had to call my mom up and ask her how I should go about negotiations. We decided since they emailed me the offer I should email back my response. But I really should have been able to do this without my mom talking me through it.

Same goes with buying a car.. which I plan on doing in the next couple months. I can't negoiate.. but isn't this the prime economy to negotiate?? I need a how-to class. What am I going to do when I go to look at homes in a few years??

Speaking of cars, does anyone have any leads on really good deals? I'm looking into GM because I really did like my pontiac up until it got too old. They have some good offers.. like recent college grad and customer loyalty.. both of which I should qualify for. But I'm willing to look other places if the deals are tremendous. Any suggestions?!?!

I'm really just trying to bide time until I found out if this job works out!! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!